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Swadlincote, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Swadlincote, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Church Gresley parish, Derbyshire. The township lies on the Burton and Leicester branch of the M.R., 4 miles SE of Burton-upon-Trent, is a seat of petty sessions, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Burton-upon-Trent, a railway station, a town-hall, a church, Baptist, Free and Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan chapels, and a Saturday evening market. Acreage, 642; population, 2945. Under the Local Government Act of 1894, Swadlincote, Gresley, and Newhall were combined to form an urban district council. There are collieries and pottery works. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1849. Population, 3743. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £198 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Church Gresley. The church, built in 1848, is in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, transepts, and western turret, and was partly reseated in 1883.

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 
Civil parishChurch Gresley 
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 Swadlincote 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 Swadlincote 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 districtDE11
Post TownSwadlincote