We are in the process of upgrading the site to implement a content management system.


  • The Draycott Cemetery, established in 1901, is just north of the village.

  • The Draycott Cemetery is managed by the Burial Board of the Draycott Parish Council.


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

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2493
1891 R.G. 12 / 2726

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Chad (in Wilne).

  • The webpage authoir could not find an Anglican church in Draycott.

  • Saint Mary's is a mission church on Victoria Road to Saint Chad's, established in 1928.

  • Saint Mary's has a churchyard, but the burial record would be in the Wilne registers.

Church Records

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Ilkeston.

  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a large chapel here in 1830 to replace an earlier smaller chapel from 1800.

  • The Primitive Methodists built a chapel here some time before 1891.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Draycott which are provided by:
"DRAYCOTT is a village, in the joint liberty of Draycott and Wilne, in the parish of Sawley, about seven miles S.E. front Derby. A manufactory for spinning cotton gives employment to many of the inhabitants, but the majority are employed in agriculture. The number of persons in the liberty, in the year 1831, was 1,074."

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

The River Derwent forms the southwest boundary of the parish. The A6005 arterial road passes through the heart of the village. The railway runs just north of the village, but passenger service ended in 1966, so all you can do is wave at the village as the train rumbles through.



Historical Geography

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


  • Peter SHONE has a photograph of the Rose and Crown Public House on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2005. This inn is over 100 years old.

  • David LALLY has a photograph of the Coach and Horses on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2009. This inn is also over 100 years old.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK444332 (Lat/Lon: 52.894400, -1.341468), Draycott which are provided by:

Military History

  • Photographa of the War Memorial are on the Midlands Heritage site.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Liberty of Wilne near Sawby in Derbyshire and was created as a modern Civil Parish in December, 1866 .

  • This parish was in the ancient Morleston and Litchurch Hundred (or Wapentake).

  • You may contact the Erewash Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases were heard in the Derby petty session hearings.

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