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Stanton by Bridge



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

  • There are copies of the 1801 and 1821 census on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

  • Blanche CHARLES has the 1801 census online at her website.

  • Blanche CHARLES also has the 1821 census online at her website.

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2489
1891 R.G. 12 / 2720


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Stanton by Bridge 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 Michael.

  • The original church was rebuilt about 1275.

  • The church chancel was restored in 1866.

  • The church seats 200.

  • Jerry EVANS has a photograph of St. Michael's Church on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2008.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1664 for baptisms, 1676 for burials and 1679 for marriages.

  • We have a pop-up window of Parish register burials partially extracted into a text file for your review. This file is NOT complete. Your additions are welcomed.

  • Marriages at Stanton-by-Bridge, 1664-1837 are available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's database of scanned images of Phillimore's Parish Registers.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Melbourne.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Stanton by Bridge which are provided by:
"STANTON-BY-BRIDGE, so named from an ancient bridge, which crosses the Trent here, and connects this parish with that of Swarkeston, is nearly 7 miles S.E. from Derby, and about two N.W. from Melbourn. The church, which is dedicated to St. Michael, is partly in the Norman and partly in the decorated style of architecture: the living is a rectory, in the patronage of Sir George Crewe. The population, at the census for 1831, was 215."

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

Review the Stanton by Bridge photographs before you visit.

David DIXON has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2014. You should drop in and ask for a schedule of forth-coming events.



Historical Geography

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


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK367271 (Lat/Lon: 52.840145, -1.456605), Stanton by Bridge which are provided by:

Military History

  • The War Memorial for the First World War is a brass plaque in St. Micheal's Church with three names on it.

  • There is a World War II Pillbox still in the parish. The photo is by Russ HAMER.

Military Records

For a photograph of the Stanton by Bridge War Memorial and the list of names on it, see the Derbyshire War Memorials site. You will also see the Role of Honour mounted in the church.

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 Repton and Greasley Hundred (or Wapentake).

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Repton petty session hearings every third Wednesday.

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