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Sutton on the Hill



  • 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 Sutton on the Hill 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.

  • Much of the church was rebuilt in 1831.

  • The church spire was damaged by lightning in 1841 and rebguilt in 1863.

  • The church seats 170.

  • Geoff PICK has a photograph of St. Michael's Church on Geo=graph, taken in May, 2004.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1575.

  • Transcription by Carol RYAN of Baptisms 1813-1840 at Sutton on the Hill. Added 2 Apr 2009.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Longford.
  • John SUTTON has a photograph of the Methodist Chapel on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2014.

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

You can see pictures of Sutton on the Hill which are provided by:
"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."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]

Mike BARDILL has a photograph of the well-used Village Hall on Geo=graph, taken in June, 2006. Stop in and ask for a schedule of forth-coming events.

Ash is a small hamlet 1 miles outh of Sutton village. Long Lane is a Township in the parish which includes the hamlets of Osleston and Thurvaston.



Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Sutton on the Hill 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 SK234336 (Lat/Lon: 52.899316, -1.653586), Sutton on the Hill which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish and Township in Derby county and became a modern Civil Parish when these were estabished.

  • This parish was in the ancient Appletree Hundred (or Wapentake).

  • Osleston and Thurvaston townships formed their own Civil Parish in December, 1866.

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases were heard in the Sudbury petty session hearings on the last Monday of each month.

  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act, this parish became a member of the Burton upon Trent Poorlaw Union.