Edlaston and Wyaston



  • The parish was in the Ashbourne sub-district of the Ashbourne Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2146
1861 R.G. 9 / 2521
1891 R.G. 12 / 2753

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint James.
  • The church was built in the 14th century.
  • The church was repaired in 1682 and again in 1840.
  • The church was restored in 1870.

Church Records

  • We have a pop-up window of Edlaston burials in a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.
  • The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has the parish register for 1573 through 1981 on microfilm, which means you can order them at a local LDS Family History Centre.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Ashbourne.

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

"EDLASTON, a parish in the hundred of Appletree, county Derby, 3 miles S. of Ashbourne, its post town and railway station."

"WYASTON, a township in the parish of Edlaston, county Derby, 2 miles S. of Ashbourne."

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

Edlaston is listed in "The Derbyshire Village Book" published by the Derbyshire Federation of Women's Institutes & Countryside Books, 1991. ISBN 1 85306 133 6.

You can see pictures of Edlaston and Wyaston which are provided by:






Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Edlaston and Wyaston 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 SK182429 (Lat/Lon: 52.983136, -1.730367), Edlaston and Wyaston which are provided by:


Military Records


Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derby county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • Edlaston and Wyaston have a long history as separate townships, yet they form a single village.
  • This parish was in the ancient Appletree Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • You may contact the local Edlaston and Wyaston Parish Council concerning civic or political issues. They cannot help you with family history searches.
  • District governance is provided by the Derbyshire Dales District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases were heard at the Petty Sessional Hearings at Ashbourne's Green Man Inn every Saturday.
  • There is an index of three Edlaston Bastardy Papers held at the DRO on the Yesterdays Journey website. Select "Bastardy Papers" on the left side, then "Edlaston" from the list of parishes displayed.
  • With the passage of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act reforms, this parish became a member of the Ashbourne Poorlaw Union.