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Weston upon Trent, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Weston-upon-Trent, a parish in Derbyshire, on the river Trent and the Trent and Mersey Canal, with a station on a branch of the M.R., 7 miles SE of Derby. Post town, Derby; money order office, Aston-on-Trent; telegraph office, at the railway station. Acreage, 1971; population, 322. There is a parish council consisting of six members. The manor belongs to the Holden family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £494 with residence. The church is ancient, and was thoroughly restored in 1877. It is in different, styles, and consists of chancel, nave of three bays, aisles, S porch, and an embattled tower with octagonal spire. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels.

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 parishWeston-upon-Trent St. Mary 
HundredMorleston and Litchurch 
Poor Law unionShardlow 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Weston-on-Trent 1565-1812, Derbyshire, is available to browse online., 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

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Weston upon Trent from the following:

Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online: