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  • The parish was in the Sudbury sub-district of the Uttoexeter Registration District.

  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 1957
1891 R.G. 12 / 2195


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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist.

  • The church was built in the 14th century, but some sources claim it was built in 1700.

  • The church was here in 1644 when a Royalist detachment was captured here.

  • The church tower was added in 1844 (or 1846, depending on your sources).

  • The church chancel was restored in 1887.

  • The church seats 200.

  • There are photographs of the church at Pictures of Boylestone.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1734.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Longford.

  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1809.

  • The Primitive Methodists built a chapel here in 1846.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Sudbury sub-district of the Uttoexeter Registration District.

Description and Travel

"BOYLSTONE, (or Boylestone) a parish in the hundred of Appletree, in the county of Derby, 7 miles to the S. of Ashbourne, and 4 N. from Sudbury railway station. It is watered by a small stream, a feeder of the river Dove. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield, value £260, in the patronage of Robert Pool, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist, and has a small tower. The Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists have chapels in the village. There are some small charitable endowments, and a National school was built in 1845 near the church. John Broadhurst, Esq., is lord of the manor."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Boylestone has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


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Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derby county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.

  • This parish was in the ancient Appletree Hundred (or Wapentake).

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases were heard in the Sudbury petty session hearings on the last Monday of each month.

  • With the passage of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Uttoxeter Poorlaw Union in Staffordshire.