"STAPENHILL is a parish, in the hundred of Repton and Gresley; the village being about 2 miles S.W. from Burton-upon-Trent. The parish, in which are coal mines, is bounded on the west by the river Trent. The church is dedicated to St. Peter: the living is a discharged vicarage, in the gift of the Marquess of Anglesey; the incumbent is the Rev. Henry Des Voeux, and his curate the Rev. Joseph Clay. A charity school has been erected by the last-named rev. gentleman, and is supported by his munificence, and that of the Miss Clays'. The parish contained, in 1831, 1,926 inhabitants, & the township 572 of that number."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
Stapenhill had a ferry across the Trent River.
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Stapenhill was originally a parish belonging to Derbyshire, but "transferred to Staffordshire in 1894 and now included within the borough of Burton on Trent." (Ref: The Place-Names of Derbyshire, K. CAMERON, Cambridge University Press, 1959)
You can see the administrative areas in which Stapenhill has been placed at times in the past.
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There is a War Memorial in Saint Peter's church. The inscription reads:
Remember before God/our brothers who laid down/their lives for us/1914 - 1918/ L L Robinson/R Matthews/W H Atkin/B Felgate/T Brennan/E Bentley/W H Bates/J Warren/F J Kellam/J Webster/G H Rowley/A Freeman/F Holmes/W L Holly/ F Lake/S Bould/J Rulter/A R Thornley/A C Smith/W Rawlins/E Clarke/J Fenton/ C W Herbinson/A S Wood/A Watkins Williams/A Tomlinson/A Johnson/J W Parker/ C J Poynter/J D Ashford/G A Adams/H L B Williams/F Bracey/F J Hooper/J W Cornes/ T & J Higginson/M & W Holland/W Witherow/S Woodward/A Evershed/C Gilbert/ W Stockwell/J A Marshall/J Jaques/S Watson/T Bircher/W A Brown/A & J Haynes/F W Sant/ L Kent/S Clare/A Adams/P Peach/W Timms/J W Gough/A Bird/H Adams/P Scott/ A J Ross/H Tubey/S Wilkinson/D L Williams/J W Fairhead/E Thompson/A J Chapman/ C C Thompson/E Chamberlain/R Mackenzie/H S & W Morris/F Holloway/G Alesbrook/ G H Barnett/E W Morley/J R Mead/W J Pritchard/H Wilson/J A Walters/H Beltany/ E W Wright/T A Wilson/T Aldridge/J Clarke/W H Smith/S Francis/L Hartshorn/ A & P Hook/H Roome/H Simnett/T Gadsby/H Dyer/J & F Mewies/W Brightman/ R H & T Adcock/J R Appleby/J H Holliday/G W Docker/W A & F L & T M Glover/C Manning/ W Burton/A Dulton/F Bailey/A J Coombey/L Dunwell/G H Willis/L A Bucknall/J Burton/ G E Spencer/J & S Upton/L W Eley/L W Wheway/L Potts/G Dunn/F Lewis/W Tack/ T Eaves/E Noble/W Cook/H J Tait/J Lucas/G Mills.