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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

"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.

You can see pictures of Marston on Dove which are provided by:



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.