Morton, a township and a parish in Derbyshire. The township lies half a mile WNW of Doehill railway station, 1 SE of Stretton railway station, and 2½ miles N of Alfreton. It has a post and money order office under Alfreton; telegraph office, Doehill. Acreage, 1125; population, 750. The parish contains also the township of Brackenfield. Acreage, 2676; population of the civil parish, 1096, of the 30ecclesiastical, 980. Ogston Hall is the seat of the Turbutt family. Upwards of 1000 acres were leased by a company for the working of coal and other minerals, and a large colliery was opened in 1863. The living is a rectory in, the diocese of Southwell; net value, £439 with residence. Patrons, alternately St John's College, Cambridge, and the Turbutt family. The church, excepting the tower, was rebuilt in 1850; is a small building in the Decorated English style; consists of nave, N aisle, and chancel, with pinnacled tower; and contains monuments to the Turbutts. The vicarage of Brackenfield is a separate benefice. A Fiee Methodist chapel is in Brackenfield.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Morton Holy Cross|
|Poor Law union||Chesterfield|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Morton 1575-1812, Derbyshire is available to browse online.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Morton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Morton (Holy Cross))
- Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, 1899
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.
Online maps of Morton are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online: