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Morton, Derbyshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishMorton Holy Cross 
Poor Law unionChesterfield 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Morton 1575-1812, Derbyshire is available to browse online., 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.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Morton from the following:

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:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online:

DistrictNorth East Derbyshire
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE55
Post TownAlfreton