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Sudbury, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Sudbury, a village and a parish in Derbyshire. The village stands near the North Staffordshire railway, 5 miles from Uttoxeter, is a seat of petty sessions, and has a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Derby. The parish comprises 3640 acres; population, 530. There is a parish council consisting of six members. The manor with Sudbury Hall belongs to Lord Vernon. The hall is Tudor, and was the residence in 1840-43 of the Dowager Queen Adelaide. It contains a valuable library, and was much altered and repaired in 1876. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £468 with residence. Patron, Lord Vernon. The church is ancient but good. It is chiefly in the Perpendicular style, was restored in 1873, and contains several monuments to the Vernon family, a beautiful reredos erected in 1885, and several memorial windows, one of which was inserted in 1850 by Her Majesty the Queen and the Prince Consort to G. E. Anson, Esq., C.B., who was for many years keeper of Her Majesty's privy purse. There is a library and reading-room.

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 parishSudbury All Saints 
Poor Law unionUttoxeter 

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 Sudbury 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 Sudbury 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:

DistrictDerbyshire Dales
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE6
Post TownAshbourne