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

"Foremark, par. and township, in co. and 6½ miles SE. of Derby -- par., 2,870 ac., pop. 165; township, pop. 61; contains Foremark Hall, long the residence of Sir Francis Burdett (1770-1844), politician."


Archives & Libraries

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

Alternatively, the Swadlincote Library is an excellent resource with a Local History section and a Family History section.



Jonathan CLITHEROE has a photograph of the Danish Barrow Cemetery in this parish on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2014. This barrow is south-est of Foremark village.



  • The parish was in the Repton sub-district of the Burton on Trent Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1861R.G. 9 / 1961
1881R.G. 11 / 2756
1891R.G. 12 / 2197

Church History

  • An ancient parish church stood in Ingleby before the church below was built.
  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Saviour.
  • The church was built in 1662 by Sir Francis BURDETT.
  • A gallery was erected at the west end of the church in 1819.
  • The church was closed in 1909.
  • The church seated 170.
  • P. L. CHADWICK has a photograph of St. Saviour's Church on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2009.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1662.
  • Marriages at Foremark, 1663-1812 are available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's database of scanned images of Phillimore's Parish Registers, volume 4.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Repington (or Repton).
  • Micheel SPENCER has an extract of Foremark Baptisms 1813 - 1855. These are mostly stray baptisms.

Description & Travel

Foremark is a hamlet, a township and a civil parish in the South Derbyshire district of Derbyshire. It lies a few miles to the east of the town of Burton upon Trent and 8 miles South-southwest of Derby city. Ingleby is a township within the parish, just east of Foremark.

Jerry EVANS has a photograph of Ingleby village on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2008.

You can see pictures of Foremark which are provided by:



"FOREMARK, three miles W. from Melbourn, is distinguished as having within its precincts the beautiful seat of Sir Francis Burdett, most judiciously and romantically placed, amidst scenery of a rich, bold and varied character, upon the southern banks of the Trent - the hanging hills being crowned by thriving plantations. The house is spacious, and its appearance imposing to a considerable degree; the pleasure-grounds are very tasteful, and lead down to a valley, through finely wooded avenues to the banks of the river. The church, here, which is dedicated to our Saviour, is a small, plain edifice: the living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of Sir Francis Burdett. The parish of Foremark (including INGLEBY township, 163) contained, in 1831, 221 inhabitants."

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





Foremark is mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book.

Neil THEASBY has a photograph of the Swan Inn Public House at Milton on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2018.



  • Foremark Hall was built in 1762.
  • Phil MYOTT has a photograph of Foremark Hall on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2006.
  • Malcolm NEAL has a photograph of Foremark Hall entrance on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2017.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK329265 (Lat/Lon: 52.835019, -1.513078), Foremark which are provided by:


Military History

  • During World War I Foremarke Hall was set up as a Red Cross Hospital and used as an army medical hospital.
  • During World War II Foremarke Hall was used as an officer training centre.
  • During World War II the parish was a "starfish" decoy bombing site. These were used to lure the Germans into bombing a site that looked like a burning city (presumably Derby), but where there were no real civil structures.
  • There is a shared war memorial for Ingleby, Foremarke and Milton in Ingleby.


Jane TAYLOR in Redcar shares this notice from the Derby Mercury of 2 July, 1801: "MARRIED: On Sunday last, at Foremark, in this county, Mr Samuel DUDLEY, Trumpeter in the Fifth Troop of Derbyshire Yeomanry Cavalry, to Miss Charlotte BROWN, of Ingleby."

Jane TAYLOR in Redcar contributes this snippet from the Derby Mercury of 6 October 1803, "MARRIED: On Wednesday last at Foremark, in this county, Humphrey SENHOUSE, jun. Esq. only son of Humphrey SENHOUSE, Esq. of Nether Hall, near Cockermouth, in Cumberland, to Miss Elizabeth Frances GREAVES, youngest daughter of Robert Charles GREAVES, Esq. of Ingleby."



Jane TAYLOR in Redcar contributes this snippet from the Derby Mercury of 21 June1804 DIED: "Wednesday se'nnight, at Edinburgh, aged 27, Mrs. GREAVES, wife of Wm. GREAVES, Esq. and daughter of Robt. Charles GREAVES, Esq. of Ingleby, in this county."


Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derby county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • This parish was in the ancient Repton and Greasley Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • Ingleby is a township in this parish, 7 miles south of Derby city.
  • District governance is provided by the South Derbyshire District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Repton petty session hearings every third Wednesday.
  • There is a single Foremark Bastardy Paper held at the DRO on the Yesterdays Journey website. Select "Bastardy Papers" on the left side, then "Foremark" from the list of parishes displayed.
  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act, this parish became a member of the Burton upon Trent Poorlaw Union.


Sir Francis BURDETT's School was built in 1835 and closed in 1902.

After the above school closed, children were sent to Ticknall to be educated.

Foremarke Hall, Repton Preparatory School is a co-educational Preparatory School in Foremark, Derbyshire, England which caters for day and boarding pupils aged 3–13 years old.