"ETWALL, a parish in the hundred of Appletree, county Derby, 6 miles N.E. of Burton-on-Trent, 6 S.W. of Derby, its post town, and about 2 N. of Egginton station on the North Staffordshire railway. The manor formed a part of the demesne of Welbeck Abbey, and at the dissolution of the monastic orders, in the reign of Henry VIII., was given to the Port family, and by marriage and purchase passed to the Gerards, Mosleys, Sleighs, and Cottons. It includes the townships of Bearwardcote and Etwall, and the hamlet of Burnaston. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Lichfield, value £342. The church is a plain structure with embattled tower. It is dedicated to St. Helen.
The parochial charities produce about £12 per annum, in addition to Sir John Port's hospital, which was founded and endowed in the middle of the 16th century, for poor persons, who are well provided for, at present to the number of 16; together with a grammar school at Repton, The Wesleyans have a chapel, and there is a school for both sexes. The Rev. C. E. Cotton is lord of the manor. Etwall Hall, containing some valuable antique carvings and paintings, and Etwall Lodge, are the principal residences."
"BEARWARDCOTE, a township in the parish of Etwall, hundred of Appletree, in the county of Derby, 6 miles to the S.W. of Derby. It lies near the old way called Icknield Street. The Midland West Branch railway passes within a short distance."