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Winshill, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Winshill, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Burton-upon-Trent parish, Derbyshire and Staffordshire. The township lies on the river Trent, 1½ mile ENE of Burton-upon-Trent, and has a post and money order office (T.S.O.) under Burton-upon-Trent. Acreage of the Derbyshire portion, 469; population, 108; of the Staffordshire portion, 642; population, 3644. The manor belongs to the Marquis of Anglesey. There are a tape-mill and a corn-mill. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1867. Population, 3752. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £211 with residence. The church was erected in 1869, and is a handsome edifice situated on a hill. There are Free and Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels, and almshonses.

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 parishBurton upon Trent 
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 Winshill 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: