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Church Gresley Derbyshire Family History Guide

Church Gresley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire.

Other places in the parish include: Castle Gresley, Drakelow, Linton, Oakthorpe, and Donisthorpe.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1574
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1664

Separate registers exist for Donisthorpe

  • Parish registers: 1838
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1838

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Swadlincote
  • Newhall
  • Stretton en le Field
  • Tatenhill
  • Chilcote
  • Willesley
  • Burton upon Trent Christ Church
  • Rosliston
  • Seal
  • Woodville
  • Walton on Trent
  • Stapenhill
  • Ashby de la Zouch Holy Trinity
  • Measham

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHURCH-GRESLEY, a township in the district of Burton-upon-Trent, and a parish in the districts of Burton-upon-Trent and Ashby-de-la-Zouch, and county of Derby. The township lies around Gresley r. station, 4½ miles SE of Burton-upon-Trent. Pop., 2,108. Houses, 395. The parish includes the townships of Swadlincote, Drakelow, Linton, Castle-Gresley, and parts of Donisthorpe and Oakthorpe hamlets; and its post town is Swadlincote, under Burton-upon-Trent. Acres, 6,700. Real property, with the rest of D. and O., £25,996; of which £8,269 are in mines. Pop., 4,416. Houses, 852. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £108. The church is Norman, and was about to be restored in 1869. Patron, the Rev. Dr. Lloyd. The vicarage of Swadlincote is a separate benefice. There are a P. Methodist chapel and a national school.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918


County: Derbyshire
Civil Registration District: Burton upon Trent
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Hartshorn
Poor Law Union: Burton upon Trent
Hundred: Repton and Gresley
Province: Canterbury