"BARTON-BLOUNT, a parish in the hundred of Appletree, in the county of Derby, 9 miles to the W. of Derby, its post town. During the civil war in the reign of Charles I. the manor-house was garrisoned for the parliament, and a skirmish took place in the neighbourhood between these forces and the royal troops from Tutbury Castle. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield, value £69, in the patronage of F. Bradshaw, Esq., whose seat is Barton Hall. The parish is in the honour of Tutbury, and Duchy of Lancaster."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
There is a caravan park near the village. The Medieval village site is listed as an ancient monument.