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Walton on Trent


  • St Laurence, Station Lane, DE12 8NA, Church of England


  • The parish was in the Gesley sub-district of the Burton on Trent Registration District.

  • The 1841 census returns appear to be missing.

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 1963
1891 R.G. 12 / 2199


  • St Laurence, Station Lane, DE12 8NA, Church of England

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Walton on Trent 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 was dedicated to Saint John the Baptist.

  • The church was built in the early Norman period and was rebuilt in the 13th century.

  • In the reign of Edward III, the church dedication was changed to St. Laurence.

  • The church was restored in 1862.

  • The church seats 300.

  • Geoff PICK has a photograph of St. Laurence Church on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2004.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1587, but is not legible before 1592.

  • We have a pop-up window of a partial extract of Walton on Trent burials in a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.

  • The church is in the rural deanery of Repton.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Gresley sub-district of the Burton upon Trent Registration District.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Walton on Trent which are provided by:
"WALTON-UPON-TRENT is a parish (having no dependent township), in the hundred of Repton and Gresley, about 4 miles S.W. from Burton. It was here that Edward II. forded the Trent in pursuit of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, and the disaffected barons. A new bridge is in progress of erection here, which, in connexion with the new road before-mentioned in the account of Swadlincote, will reciprocally benefit the parts adjacent to it."

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



Historical Geography

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


  • Mark WALTON has a photograph of The Old Hall on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2007.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK216182 (Lat/Lon: 52.760953, -1.681359), Walton on Trent which are provided by:

Military History

  • In 1912, the Hall in this parish was the residence of Major Henry Edward Disbrowe WISE, 3rd Sherwood Foresters.

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 Swadlincote petty session hearings.

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