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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

"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.

You can see pictures of Croxall which are provided by:



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.