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Marston Montgomery


  • St Giles, Thurvaston Road, Church of England


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

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

Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 181
1851 H.O. 107 / 2010
1861 R.G. 9 / 1957


  • St Giles, Thurvaston Road, Church of England

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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Giles.

  • The church was built by 11th century Normans.

  • The church was thoroughly restored in 1876.

  • The church seats only 120.

  • Oliver DIXON has a photograph of St. Giles' Church on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2006.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish registers date from 1660.

  • Researchers should also review the Cubley parish registers.

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

  • You can view photographs of churchyard headstones at A Walk Through Derbyshire. Just click on "Marston Montgomery" on the left side of the window.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Ashborne.

  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1845.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Marston Montgomery which are provided by:
"MARSTON-MONTGOMERY is a parish, in the same hundred as Cubley, one mile and a half from that village, and 4 N.E. from Uttoxeter, (in Staffordshire), the nearest post town. The greater proportion of the inhabitants, as well as those in the neighbouring parish of Cubley, are engaged in agriculture. The church here Is dedicated to St. Giles, and the living is annexed to that of Cubley. A school is supported here by small annual donations. The population in 1831 was 457, being fewer by 12 inhabitants than it contained in 1821, and 19 more than were returned at the census of 1801."

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

The parish covers 2,475 acres and includes the hamlet of Waldley. Bus service to and from Derby city is available three days a week.



Historical Geography

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


  • The parish land has mostly been used for pasturage in recent centuries.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK135379 (Lat/Lon: 52.938308, -1.800582), Marston Montgomery which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derby county and it became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.

  • This parish was in the ancient Appletree Hundred (or Wapentake).

  • District governance is provided by the Derbyshire Dales District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases were heard in the Sudbury petty session hearings on the last Monday of each month.

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