From: John BARTHOLOMEW's Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887):

"Edingale, par., on E. border of Staffordshire, 5 miles N. of Tarnworth, 900 ac., pop. 181."


Archives & Libraries

The Swadlincote Library is an excellent resource with a Local History section and a Family History section.



Jonathan THACKER has a photograph of the Footpath through the churchyard at Edingale on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2021.



  • The parish was in the Tamworth sub-district of the Tamworth Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841H.O. 107 / 975

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity.
  • The church was damaged by a fire in 1881 and rebuilt that same year.
  • The church is a Grade II listed building with British Heritage.
  • The churchyard was in Derbyshire historically.
  • Michael PATTERSON has a photograph of Holy Trinity Church on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2006.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
  • The parish was in the Tamworth sub-district of the Tamworth Registration District.

Description & Travel

"EDINGALE, or Edinghall, is a parish, partly in the hundred of Repton and Gresley, and partly in the hundred of Offlow, county of Stafford, about 7 miles N.W. from Tamworth, and about the like distance S. by W. from Church Gresley. The church here is dedicated to the Holy Trinity: the living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the crown. The number of inhabitants in that part of the parish which is in Staffordshire, in 1831, was 177."

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

The village is considered to be in Staffordshire and the churchyard primarily in Derbyshire for historic purposes. In the 20th century, the parish was assigned to Staffordshire in a boundary alignment act by Parliament. See the Edingale profile under Genuki, Staffordshire.

The River Mease flows just south of the village from Harlaxton parish. The River Mease is a "Special Area of Conservation". This river eventually joins the River Trent.  The village has its own website with photos and current information.

You can see pictures of Edingale which are provided by:







Edingale is mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book as part of Derbyshire and belonging to Henry de Ferrers.



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK224129 (Lat/Lon: 52.713301, -1.669861), Edingale which are provided by:


Military History

  • Alf BEARD has a photograph of the oak War Memorial plaque in Holy Trinity Church on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2009.
  • The plaque bears the names of 7 men who died in WOrld War One.

Military Records

The seven names listed are:

  1. Hobley, John Henry
  2. Oakey, James
  3. Royle, Joseph
  4. Ryan, Frank
  5. Sutton, Alfred Henry
  6. Wilcox, William
  7. Wood, William John

Only Alfred Henry SUTTON is buried in Holy Trinity churchyard. He was a serjeant in the 2nd btln, South Staffs Regt., who died on 15 July 1915. He was the son of Mrs. Fanny SUTTON.


Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry in Croxall parish, Derby county and became a modern Civil Parish shortly after those were established.
  • The Derbyshire portion of this parish was in the ancient Repton and Greasley Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • The Staffordshire portion of this parish was in the ancient North Offlow Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • The Civil Parish is now (since 1934) considered a part of Staffordshire.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard at the Swadlincote petty session hearings.
  • With the passage of the Poor Law Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Tamworth Poorlaw Union.


The local primary school is the Mary Howard CE School.