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Swarkestone Derbyshire Family History Guide

Swarkestone is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire

Alternative names: Swarkeston

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1604
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1663

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Chellaston
  • Sinfin Moor
  • Melbourne
  • Weston on Trent
  • Barrow upon Trent
  • Stanton by Bridge

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SWARKESTON, a parish in Shardlow district, Derbyshire; on the river Trent and the Gr and Trunk canal, 5 miles S by E of Derby r. station. Post town, Derby. Acres, 943. Real property, £1,770. Pop., 307. houses, 57. A 29-arched bridge, 3,912 feet long, here spans the Trent. The royalists fortified S. house in 1643, but were defeated here by Gell. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £227. Patron, Sir J. H. Crewe, Bart. The church is chiefly Norman, and was enlarged in 1828.

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


Derbyshire parish registers. Marriages
by Phillimore, W. P. W. (William Phillimore Watts), 1853-1913, ed; Blagg, Thomas Matthews, ed

Swarkestone Derbyshire Marriages 1604 to 1837 -

Swarkestone Derbyshire Marriages 1604 to 1837 - UK Genealogy Archives


County: Derbyshire
Civil Registration District: Shardlow
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Stanton by Bridge
Poor Law Union: Shardlow
Hundred: Repton and Gresley
Province: Canterbury