"SUTTON-ON-THE-HILL, a parish and township in the hundred of Appletree, county Derby, 8 miles S.W. of Derby, its post town, and 5 N. of Tutbury railway station. The village is situated on a branch of the river Dove. The parish includes the township of Osleston and the small village of Ash. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield, value £225. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. The parochial charities produce about £20 per annum, of which £12 go to a school."