LULLINGTON, a parish in the hundred of Repton, county Derby, 6 miles S. of Burton-on-Trent, its post town, 7 S.E. Of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, and 4 from the Croxhall station on the Western branch of the Midland railway. The parish includes the hamlet of Coton-in-the-Elmes. A tributary of the river Trent flows through it.

In the Domesday survey this place is entered as Lullitone. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Lichfield, value £62. The church is an ancient structure, dedicated to All Saints. The parochial charities produce about £7 per annum, including £2 to the free school, which is open to the children of both sexes. C. R. Colvile, Esq., is lord of the manor.”

from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868



  • The parish was in the Gresley sub-district of the Burton on Trent Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 1962
1891 R.G. 12 / 2199

Church History

  • There was a priest here before the Battle of Hastings, according to the 1086 Domesday Book.
  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
  • There was a Christian church standing here around 1300. The tower and spire date from that period.
  • Part of the spire was rebuilt in 1766.
  • There present church chancel was reconstructed in 1778, retaining the older tower and spire.
  • The church seats 216.
  • In 1906 the churchyard was expanded by a quarter acre of land donated by Major_Gen. Sir H. E. COLVILE.
  • Brian WEBSTER has a photograph of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2008.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1560.
  • We have a pop-up window of Parish Register burials (partially) extracted into a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Repton.

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

"LULLINGTON is a parish, in the hundred of Repton and Gresley, 7 miles S. from Burton-upon-Trent. It is a place of considerable antiquity, and noticed in Domesday Book by the name of Lullitune, and at the time of the Norman survey had a priest, a church and a mill. The present church is dedicated to All Saints; and the living is in the patronage of the crown. Population of the parish 548, and of the township 284 of that number."

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

Oliver DIXON has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2006. This used to be the village school and is a good place to stop in and pick up a schedule of forth-coming events.

There is no bus service to Lullington.

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Lullington has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



  • Many of the villagers worked the farmland surrounding Lullington Hall.
  • The Colvile Arms pub dates from the 16th century.
  • Mick MALPAS has a photograph of Colvile Arms on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2011.
  • These are the proprietors listed in various directories for The Colvile Arms:
Year Person
1891 William RADFORD, blacksmith
1912 Joseph NORMAN


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK249129 (Lat/Lon: 52.713192, -1.632855), Lullington which are provided by:


Military History


Military Records

Lullington churchyard has one Commonwealth War Grave from World War II for the following:

World War II:

  1. Rose TAYLOR, priv., Royal Corps of Signals, age 23, died 14 Oct. 1946. Daughter of George and Clara TAYLOR.

Rose's brother Percy also died at age 23 while serving with 170 Battery, Royal Artillery; died on 2 Feb. 1942 and remembered on the Alamein Memorial.


Names, Geographical

Lullitune is the name of the village recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book.


Politics & Government

  • This place was a Township and an ancient parish in Derby county and it became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • This parish was in the ancient Repton and Gresley Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • The parish has a Facebook page to help people connect to Lullington.
  • District governance is provided by the South Derbyshire District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

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

Probate Records

Ann WOOLLEY of Lullington, widow, left a Will in 1871 (made in 1865) which mentions:

  1. friend John LEE Lullington, grocer
  2. John PICKERING Pershore St, Birmingham
  3. nephew William COTTON son of my late bro. James COTTON
  4. neice Jane SLATER dau. of my late bro. James COTTON
  5. Maria GREATOREX as above
  6. Catherine CELLA as above
  7. Thomas WOOLLEY one of the children of my late bro. in law John WOOLLEY
  8. late sister Elizabeth TAYLOR
  9. late sister Sarah MAYHEW
  10. godchild Louisa CLARKE widow
  11. cousin Elizabeth TAYLOR
  12. nieces Fanny PICKERING, Mary REDGRAVE, Sarah CLARKE who are the three children of my late sister Mary WILLIAMS.
  13. James LILLEY witness
  14. Vainam RADFORD witness


A (mixed) school was erected here in 1845, for 50 children. Average attendance in 1890 was only 33.