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  • The parish was in the Burton-on-Trent sub-district of the Burton upon Trent Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 1967
1891 R.G. 12 / 2207

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Mark.
  • The church was built in 1869.
  • There is a photograph of the church at the Flickr site.
  • Ray STEWARD has a striking photograph of St. Mark's Church on Geo-graph, taken in 2004.

Church Records

  • We have a pop-up window of Parish Register burials in a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1845-46.
  • There is a photograph of the Methodist church at the Flickr site.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
  • The parish was in the Burton-on-Trent sub-district of the Burton upon Trent Registration District.

Description and Travel

"WINSHILL, a township in the parish of Burton-upon-Trent, hundred of Repton and Gresley, county Derby, 1½ mile N.E. of Barton, near the river Trent."

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

You can check on current events in Winshill at the village website.

You will know that you are 124 miles from London when you see this Milestone as shown on Geo-graph, taken in 2009 by David ROGERS.

You can see pictures of Winshill which are provided by:





Extracted from George N. WRIGHT's "A New and Comprehensive Gazetteer, 1838":

WINSHILL, tnshp. England, par. Burton-upon-Trent, hund. Repton and Gresley, co. of Derby, Acres, 1,130. Real prop. £2.313. Pop. 342.

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Historical Geography

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



  • The village is first recorded by name in 1000 AD.
  • Transcription of section of Lysons' Topographical and Historical Account of Derbyshire, 1817, for Burton on Trent (contains information about Winshill) by Barbarann AYARS.
  • Richard LAW has a photograph of the Waterloo Pub on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2014.

Military History

The local hero from World War One was William COLTMAN who received the Victoria Cross for gallantry. John BERESFORD has a photograph of the information plaque in the Coltman Peace Wood on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2014.


Politics and Government

  • This place was a township in the parish of Burton-upon-Trent in Derby county and was incorporated as a seperate, modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.
  • This parish was in the ancient Repton and Greasley Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • This parish was abolished in March, 1904, and absorbed into Burton-on-Trent Civil Parish in Staffordshire.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Swadlincote petty seeesion hearings every other Tuesday.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act, this parish became a member of the Burton upon Trent Poorlaw Union.


In 1846 a small National school was built by subscription. It was used on Sundays as a chapel of Ease for Holy Trinity Church in Burton-on-Trent.