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Scropton, Derbyshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishScropton St. Paul 
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 Scropton 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 Scropton 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 districtDE65
Post TownDerby