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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.


Online maps of Weston upon Trent 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: