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Marston on Dove



  • 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


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Marston on Dove 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 Mary.

  • The church, on Marston Lane, has been dated to the 13th century.

  • The church was reparired and repewed in 1816.

  • The gallery was added in 1830.

  • The church seats 375.

  • There is a photograph of the church on Panoramio.

  • Mike SMITH has a photograph of Marston on Dove Church on Geo-graph, taken in May 1988.

  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the Lych Gate on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2014.

  • There was a Mission Church in Hatton township.

  • There used to be a Chapel of Ease in Hilton township and village, but there are no remains of that building.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1654 for all entries.

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

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Longford.

  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel in Hilton township in 1841.

  • The Primitive Methodists built a chapel in Hilton township in 1847.

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

You can see pictures of Marston on Dove which are provided by:
"MARSTON-UPON-DOVE, a parish in the hundred of Appletree, county Derby, 6 miles N.W. of Burton-on-Trent, and 1 mile N.E. of Tutbury Junction railway station."

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

The parish covers about 4,140 acres and lies about 9 miles south-west of Derby city. The southern border of this parish is the border with Staffordshire.



Historical Geography

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


  • Paul JONES provides a transcription of the Marston on Dove 1840 Tithe Map sorted by occupier. A very handy list of locals.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK233296 (Lat/Lon: 52.863362, -1.655358), Marston on Dove which are provided by:

Military History

  • There is a cross in the churchyard, up against a wall, that serves as a War Memorial.

  • The Lych Gate to the churchyard has tablets on either side that also serve as a War Memorial.

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).

  • This parish contained the townships of Marston, Hatton, Hilton, Hoon and Hargate Manor.

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Appletree petty session hearings.

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