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Coton in the Elms


  • The parish was in the Greasley sub-district of the Burton upon Trent Registration District.

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 1963
1891 R.G. 12 / 2199


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Coton in the Elms area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Mary.

  • The church was built in 1846.

  • The church was restored in 1899.

  • The church seats 246.

  • J. THOMAS has a photograph of St. Mary's Church on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2012.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1846. Earlier registers are at Lullington

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Repton.

  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel here built before 1891.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Greasley sub-district of the Burton on Trent Registration District.

Description and Travel

"COTON-IN-THE-ELMS is a township, in the parish of Lullington, about a mile from that village, containing 264 inhabitants."

[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]

If you travel through the village, slow down for the ducks! Alex McGREGOR has a photograph of ducks crossing the road on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2014.

You can see pictures of Coton in the Elms which are provided by:



Historical Geography

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


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK244153 (Lat/Lon: 52.734764, -1.640082), Coton in the Elms which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Township in Lullington parish in Derby county but was incorporated as a separate modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.

  • This parish was in the ancient Repton and Greasley Hundred (or Wapentake).

  • You may contact the Coton-in-the-Elms Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to assist with family history searches. This site was still under contruction in Mid-2015.

  • District governance is provided by the South Derbyshire District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Swadlincote petty session hearings every other Tuesday.

  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act, this parish became a member of the Burton upon Trent Poorlaw Union.