DBY, Coton in the Elms


John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72" tells us:

"COTON-IN-THE-ELMS, a chapelry in Lullington parish, Derby; 5 miles SW of Burton-upon-Trent. Real property, £:2,636. Pop., 353. The living was separated from Lullington in 1868, and is a vicarage. Value, £:88."

Archives & Libraries

Coton in the Elms village is served by the Mobile Library on route 5, which stops at the Mill Green Close every fourth Thursday in the late morning.



  • The parish was in the Greasley sub-district of the Burton upon Trent Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 1963
1891 R.G. 12 / 2199

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Mary.
  • The church was built in 1846.
  • The church was restored in 1899.
  • The church seats 246.
  • J. THOMAS has a photograph of St. Mary's Church on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2012.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1846. Earlier registers are at Lullington
  • Louis MILLS has created a file of Burial register extractions for this parish. Note; This file is NOT complete.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Repton.
  • The Wesleyan Methodists had a chapel here built before 1891.

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

"COTON-IN-THE-ELMS is a township, in the parish of Lullington, about a mile from that village, containing 264 inhabitants."

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

If you travel through the village, slow down for the ducks! Alex McGREGOR has a photograph of ducks crossing the road on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2014.

Alex McGREGOR also has a photograph showing the Village Sign on Geo-graph.

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which DBY, Coton in the Elms 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 SK244153 (Lat/Lon: 52.734789, -1.640079), DBY, Coton in the Elms which are provided by:


Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient Township in Lullington parish in Derby county but was incorporated as a separate modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.
  • This parish was in the ancient Repton and Greasley Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • You may contact the Coton-in-the-Elms Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to assist with family history searches. This site was still under construction in Mid-2015.
  • District governance is provided by the South Derbyshire District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

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