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  • The parish was in the Tutbury sub-district of the Burton upon Trent Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 1958
1891 R.G. 12 / 2196


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Church History

  • There was a priest here at the time of the 1086 Domesday Book.
  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Wilifrid (spelling variations abound!).
  • The church was built in early Norman times, but was inadequate for use only a few decades later. This early building was likely built on the site of the Saxon church.
  • The church entirely rebuilt around 1295.
  • The church seats 300.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1561.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Longford.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
  • The parish was in the Tutbury sub-district of the Burton upon Trent Registration District.

Description and Travel

"EGGINTON, (or Eggington) a parish in the hundred of Morleston, county Derby, 4 miles N.E. of Burton-on-Trent, its post town. It is situated near the old Roman highway Icknield Street, and within a short distance of the Willington station, on the W. branch of the Midland Counties railway. In Domesday Book it is written Eghintune, and is there described as having a church, a priest, a mill, and six farmers. The rivers Dove and Trent and the Grand Trunk canal pass through the parish."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]

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Historical Geography

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Military History

  • During World War I Egginton Hall was used to house the war wounded.
  • During World War II Egginton Hall was taken over first by the Army and later by the RAF. Bomber Command used the hall for planning bombing raids over Germany.
  • There is a War Memorial inside Egginton Memorial Hall's Geoff Wilson Room. It is an inscribed wooden plaque.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derby county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • This parish was in the ancient Morleston and Litchurch Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • You may contact the Egginton Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to assist with family history searches.
  • District governance is provided by the South Derbyshire District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Derby petty session hearings.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act, this parish became a member of the Burton upon Trent Poorlaw Union.