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

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 1957
1891 R.G. 12 / 2195


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Church History

  • A church is reported here in the 1086 Domesday survey.

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints and is on the Main Road.

  • The church dates from the 12th century, but also includes work from the 14th and 15th centuries.

  • The church was restored in 1872-75.

  • The church seats 350.

  • The church is a Grade II listed building with British Heritage.

  • Alan WALKER has a good photograph of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2004.

  • Alexander P. KAPP has a photograph of the other end of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2010.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1673 for baptisms and burials and 1674 for marriages.

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

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Longford.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

"SUDBURY is a parish, containing a small and neat village, in the same hundred as the preceeding parishes; the village being situate 13 miles W. by S. from Derby, and 4 E. by S. from Doveridge. To the north-east of the village is Sudbury hall and park, the fine seat of Lord Vernon. The church, which is very old, stands in the garden near the hall, and being covered with ivy, presents a picturesque ornament in the scenery around it."

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

The 3,546 acres of the parish have been mostly pasturage.

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Historical Geography

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



  • Oliver DIXON has a photograph of the Vernon Arms Public House on Geograph, taken in July, 2006.

  • HM Prison, Sudbury, was originally constructed as a hospital for the United States Air Force for the D-Day landings. In 1948, the hospital was adapted for use as a prison. In 2003, it was reported that 350 inmates had escaped from Sudbury Prison over the prior 5 years.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derby county and 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 (actually heard in Hatton parish) on the last Monday of each month.

  • In 1830 the parish had several almshouses for the poor.

  • With the passage of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act reforms, this parish became a member of the Uttoxeter Poorlaw Union in Staffordshire.