Scropton, an ecclesiastical parish, comprising the township of Foston and Scropton, in the counties of Derby and Stafford. It lies on the river Dove and on the North Staffordshire railway, 1¾ mile W by N of Tutbury station, and 6½ miles NW of Burton-upon-Trent. There is a post, money order, and telegraph office at Foston, under Derby. Population, 528. A parish council for the united township consists of six members. The living is a donative in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £90. The church, rebuilt in 1856, is in the Early English style.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Scropton St. Paul|
|Poor Law union||Burton-upon-Trent|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Scropton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Scropton (St. Paul))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.
Online maps of Scropton 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: