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Rosliston or Rostliston, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Rosliston or Rostliston, a parish, with a village, in Derbyshire, 2½ miles WSW of Gresley railway station, and 5 S by W of Burton-on-Trent. It has a post office under Burton-on-Trent; money order office, Coton-in-the Elms; telegraph office, Linton. Acreage, 1220; population, 448. There is a parish council consisting of six members. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £156 with residence. The church is good, and has chancel, nave, and western tower with spire. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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 parishRosliston St. Mary 
HundredRepton and Gresley 
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.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Rosliston or Rostliston from the following:

Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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