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Marston upon Dove, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Marston-upon-Dove, a township and a parish in Derbyshire. The township lies on the river Dove at the boundary with Staffordshire, 1½ mile NE of Tutbury station on the North Staffordshire railway, and 5 miles NNW of Burton-upon-Trent. Post town, Derby; money order and telegraph office, Tutbury. Acreage of township, 1003; population, 104. The parish contains also the townships of Hoon, Hatton, Hilton, and Hargate Manor. Population of the civil parish, 1488; of the ecclesiastical, 1400. The manors of Marston and Hatton belong to the Duke of Devonshire. The Wakelyn is an ancient, gabled, curiously-ornamented, half-timber mansion. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £240 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Devonshire. The church is Early English; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with tower and lofty spire; and contains a fine Norman font. There are in Hilton Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, and an endowed school founded in 1655, and now amalgamated with the board school. There is a mission church at Hatton, erected in 1887, and a bridge of five arches over the river Dove, which connects it with Tutbury.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDerbyshire 
Ecclesiastical parishMarston-upon-Dove St. Mary 
Poor Law unionBurton-upon-Trent 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in conjunction with the Derbyshire Record Office, have the Church of England Baptisms (1538-1916), Marriages and Banns (1538-1932), and Burials (1538-1991) online.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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