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Newhall, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Newhall, a town and an ecclesiastical parish in Derbyshire. With Stanton it forms the township of Stanton and Newhall. The town stands near Swadlincote railway station, 1½ mile NW of the boundary with Leicestershire, and 3½ miles SE of Burton-upon-Trent, and has a post and money order office under Burton-upon-Trent; telegraph office, Swadlincote. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1845. Population, 4313. There are collieries and brick-fields. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £260 with residence. The church was built in 1842 at a cost of £7000; was restored and a chancel added in 1884; is a brick edifice in the Pointed style; and has a pinnacled tower. There are Wesleyan, Primitive and Free Methodist chapels, and a hall erected in 1874 by the late Countess of Chesterfield in memory of her son, which comprises a large lecture-hall, reading and billiard rooms.

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

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.

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.


Online maps of Newhall 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:

DistrictSouth Derbyshire
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE11
Post TownSwadlincote