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Stretton en le Field, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Stretton-en-le-Field, a parish in Derbyshire, on the river Mease, 1½ mile from Measham station on the Ashby and Nuneaton Joint railway, and 5 miles SW of Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Post town, Ashby-de-la-Zouch; money order and telegraph office, Donisthorpe. It comprises 1048 acres; population, 67. The manor, with Stretton Hall, belongs to the baronet family of Cave. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £234 with residence. The church is ancient, and consists of chance!, nave, N aisle, and embattled western tower with octagonal spire.

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 parishStretton-En-Le-Fields St. Michael 
HundredRepton and Gresley 
Poor Law unionAshby-de-la-Zouch 

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.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictNorth West Leicestershire
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE12
Post TownSwadlincote