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Elvaston

Bibliography

  • MORRELL, J. F. - In the Shadow of a Castle. publ. unknown. Be careful, this title has been used before, so make sure the book is about Elvaston.

Cemeteries

  • St Bartholomew, Elvaston Castle Country Park, DE72 3EP, Church of England

Census

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

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

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2490
1891 R.G. 12 / 2721

Churches

  • St Bartholomew, Elvaston Castle Country Park, DE72 3EP, Church of England

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Elvaston 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 Bartholomew.

  • The church was entirely restored in 1474.

  • The church seats 250.

  • Tom WOSIK has a photograph of St. Bartholomew's Church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2007.

  • John SALMON also has a photograph of St. Bartholomewh on Geo-graph, taken in 1991.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1662.

  • We have a pop-up window of extracted Parish Register baptisms (partial) in a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.

  • We have a partial extract of Parish Register burials in a pop-up window text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.

  • Marriages at Elvaston, 1651-1837 are available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's database of scanned images of Phillimore's Parish Registers.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of MeIbourne.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

"ELVASTON, a parish in the hundred of Morleston, county Derby, 6 miles S.E. of Derby, its post town, and 2 S. of the Draycar station on the Derby and Nottingham branch of the Midland Counties railway."

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

You can see pictures of Elvaston which are provided by:

Directories

Gazetteers

Historical Geography

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

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK410325 (Lat/Lon: 52.888377, -1.392093), Elvaston which are provided by:

Military History

  • The Traces of War website shows us the parish had a Starfish Decoy Site in Ambaston.

  • Jerry EVANS has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2007. The War Memorial is on the corner of Silver Lane and Main Road.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in county Derby 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 Elvaston 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 Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms of 1834, the parish became a member of the Shardlow Poorlaw Union.