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Willington, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Willington, a parish, with a village, in Derbyshire, on the river Trent, the Grand Trunk Canal, and the M.R., 4½ miles NE of Burton-upon-Trent. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Burton-upon-Trent, and a station on the M.R. called Repton and Willington. Acreage, 1326; population, 596. The manor belongs to the Burdett family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £100 with residence. The church is old, and consists of chancel, nave, N transept, and a small embattled western tower. 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 parishWillington St. Michael 
HundredMorleston and Litchurch 
Poor Law unionBurton-upon-Trent 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Willington 1698-1812, 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.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Willington 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 Willington 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 districtDE65
Post TownDerby