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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

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.