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

  • Catton Township was in the Gresley sub-district of the Burton upon Trent Registration District.

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

Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 975
1891 R.G. 12 / 2209


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Croxall 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 John the Baptist.

  • The church was thoroughly restored around 1851.

  • The church seats 150.

  • Geoff PICK has a photograph of St. John The Baptist Church on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2009.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1588 for all entries and is in good condition.

  • We have a pop-up window of Crxall burials in a text file for your review. Your additions and corrections are welcomed.

  • The National Archives holds a Tithe Map of Croxall township dated 1843. You would have to visit the Archives to see the map.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Repton.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Tamworth sub-district of the Tamworth Registration District.
  • Catton Township was in the Gresley sub-district of the Burton upon Trent Registration District.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Croxall which are provided by:
"CROXALL is a parish, partly in the hundred of Repton and Gresley, county of Derby, and partly in the hundred of Offlow, county of Stafford, 8 miles S.W. by S. from Burton-upon-Trent. The river Meuse flows through the parish, and the Tame touches upon its boundary. The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist: the living is a vicarage, in the patronage of the crown. Population of the parish, with Catton township and part of Edingale, 263."

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

The parish inlcudes the townships of Croxall and Catton and lies 116 miles north of the city of London. Catton lies north-north-east of Croxall.

Passenger rail service stopped here in 1928.



Historical Geography

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


  • The Saxons reputedly once had a fortified position on a tumulus near the church. I could find no evidence of archaeological digs.


  • Croxall Hall dates from the 16th century.

  • Chris EATON has a photograph of Croxall Hall on Geo-graph, taken in December, 1992.

  • Mick MALPASS has a photograph of the Entrance to Catton Hall on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2011.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK197136 (Lat/Lon: 52.719673, -1.709790), Croxall which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish on the border between Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

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

  • In December, 1866, the Township of Catton was incorporated as a separate, modern Civil Parish.

  • In 1895, the entire parish was allocated to Staffordshire for civil administration.

  • In April, 1934, the Civil Parish was abolished and all the land amalgamated into Edingale Civil Parish (still in Staffordshire).

  • Cattons's district governance (It's the Derbyshire part) is provided by the South Derbyshire District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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

  • As a result of the Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Tamworth Poorlaw Union.