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Marston on Dove

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MARSTON-UPON-DOVE, a parish in the hundred of Appletree, county Derby, 6 miles N.W. of Burton-on-Trent, and 1 mile N.E. of Tutbury Junction railway station. The parish, which is of small extent, is situated on the river Dove, near the North Staffordshire railway, and includes the hamlets of Hatton, Hilton, and Hoon.

The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture. The tithes were commuted for land and money payments under Acts of Enclosure in 1780 and 1789. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Lichfield, value £225. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, has a spired tower, containing four bells. The interior contains a very ancient font. The parochial charities produce about £53 per annum."

"HATTON, a township in the parish of Marston-upon-Dove, hundred of Appletree, county Derby, 6 miles N.W. of Burton-upon-Trent."

"HOON, a township in the parish of Marston-upon-Dove, hundred of Appletree, county Derby, 5 miles N. of Burton, 9¼, S.W. of Derby, and 3 N.E. of Tutbury railway station.”

from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

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Archives & Libraries

Hatton village and township is served by the Mobile Library on route 5, which stops at the Community Centre every fourth Wednesday in the afternoon.

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Cemeteries

  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the Lych Gate to the churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2014.
     
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Census

  • The parish was in the Tutbury sub-district of the Burton upon Trent Registration District.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 1958
1891 R.G. 12 / 2196
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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Mary.
     
  • The church, on Marston Lane, has been dated to the 13th century.
     
  • The church was reparired and repewed in 1816.
     
  • The gallery was added in 1830.
     
  • The church seats 375.
     
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the Church of St. Mary on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2014.
     
  • Mike SMITH has a photograph of Marston on Dove Church on Geo-graph, taken in May 1988.
     
  • Alf BEARD has a photograph of St. Mary's Church on the Wishful-thinking website, taken in June 2008.
     
  • There was a Mission Church in Hatton township.
     
  • J. THOMAS has a photograph of All Saints Church in Hatton on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2016.
     
  • There used to be a Chapel of Ease in Hilton township and village, but there are no remains of that building.
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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1654 for all entries.
     
  • Rosemary LOCKIE has some Memorial Inscriptions at her Wishful-Thinking website, contributed by Alf BEARD.
     
  • Mike SPENCER and Jon CANTRILL have provided a partial extract of burials found in the parish register. Your additions and corrections are welcomed.
     
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Longford.
     
  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel in Hilton township in 1841.
     
  • The Primitive Methodists built a chapel in Hilton township in 1847.
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Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
     
  • The parish was in the Tutbury sub-district of the Burton upon Trent Registration District.
     
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Description & Travel

"MARSTON-UPON-DOVE, a parish in the hundred of Appletree, county Derby, 6 miles N.W. of Burton-on-Trent, and 1 mile N.E. of Tutbury Junction railway station."

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

The parish covers about 4,140 acres and lies about 9 miles south-west of Derby city. The southern border of this parish is the border with Staffordshire.

The parish contains the following townships: Hargate Manor, Hatton, Hilton, Hoon, and Marston-on-dove. Hatton township includes the village of Hatton, just southwest of Marston-on-Dove and right on the southern border of Derbyshire. Hilton township and village are just to the east of Marston-on-Dove.

You can see pictures of Marston on Dove which are provided by:

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Directories

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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

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Manors

Marston Hall is a Grade II structure with English Heritage. It dates back to 1740 and was last enlarged in 1887. The property sits on 500 acres.

Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of Marston Hall on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2014.

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Maps

  • Paul JONES provides a transcription of the Marston on Dove 1840 Tithe Map sorted by occupier. A very handy list of locals.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK233296 (Lat/Lon: 52.863385, -1.655355), Marston on Dove which are provided by:

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Military History

  • Eric HARLOW has a photograph of the Pill Box on the bank of the River Dove (just south of the village) on Geo-graph, taken in December, 2007.  There is a second pillbox on the other side of the nearby bridge.
     
  • There is a cross in the churchyard, up against a wall, that serves as a War Memorial.
     
  • The Lych Gate to the churchyard has tablets on either side that also serve as a War Memorial.
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Military Records

There are the individuals from World War I listed as on the Lychgate Roll of Honour plaques:

Hilton:

  1. S. ALLCOCK
  2. H. ALLSOPP
  3. L. ASTLE
  4. L. E. ASTLE
  5. H. BALL
  6. G. H. BERESFORD
  7. S. BERESFORD
  8. C. BICKERTON
  9. H. BICKERTON
  10. W. BICKERTON
  11. G. BLOOD
  12. James Andrew BLOOD
  13. Robert BLOOD
  14. A. W. BRADSHAW
  15. H. V. BRENTNALL
  16. A. BROOKS
  17. W. BROOKS
  18. H. D. BROWN
  19. A. T. BROOKS
  20. F. BROOKS
  21. W. T. BROOKS
  22. H. W. BROWN
  23. V. J. BROWN
  24. W. BROWN
  25. Arthur BULL
  26. L. J. CHADDERTON
  27. O. CHADDERTON
  28. C. COOPER
  29. W. COOPER
  30. David John FEAR
  31. W. A. HALLAM
  32. J. HARDWICK
  33. F. J. HARRISON
  34. J. HARTLEY
  35. G. W. HILL
  36. J. HARRISON
  37. A. G. HORNE
  38. S. HOULT
  39. F. HUDSON
  40. J. HUDSON
  41. Thomas William JACKSON
  42. T. JOHNSON
  43. T. G. JUDEN
  44. William LABAN
  45. H. M. MASSEY
  46. A. T. MIDDLETON
  1. J. MUNDEN
  2. T. MUNNS
  3. R. G. NOON (probably Robert G. NOON)
  4. J. ORME
  5. Thomas Henry ORME
  6. William ORME
  7. F. OULSNAM
  8. W. OULSNAM
  9. J. P. PAYNE
  10. I. POTTER
  11. W. S. POWER
  12. W. T. PROUDLOVE
  13. E. RADLEY
  14. C. SALT
  15. E. F. SCATTERGOOD
  16. H. SLACK
  17. F. E. SMITH
  18. A. SPENCER
  19. L. SPENCER
  20. T. A. SPENCER
  21. J. STONE
  22. T. STONE
  23. J. TAYLOR
  24. W. TAYLOR
  25. F. T. THORLEY
  26. G. THORLEY
  27. Arthur TIPPER
  28. S. TREECE
  29. E. TUNNICLIFFE
  30. F. TUNNICLIFFE
  31. T. H. TUNNICLIFFE
  32. Charles VAUGHAN
  33. H. VAUGHAN
  34. J. VAUGHAN
  35. Wilfred VAUGHAN
  36. H. VICKERSTAFFE
  37. G. WAIN
  38. F. WEDD
  39. P. J. WOOD
  40. W. H. WOOD
  41. S. WOODHALL
  42. G. WOOLLEY
  43. H. YEOMANS
  44. J. YEOMANS
  45. T. S. YEOMANS
  46. David John FEAR

Marston on Dove:

  1. David AMOS
  2. J. ARCHER
  3. J. BROOKS
  4. Arthur Henry BUSH
  5. J. E. BUSH
  6. W. E. BUSH
  1. T. W. HIBBERT
  2. C. HILL
  3. William Henry HILL
  4. C. E. LAMB
  5. W. H. LAMB
  6. J. LOWNDES
  1. F. W. QUINTON
  2. Thomas Henry ROE
  3. C. SPURRIER
  4. J. M. SPURRIER
  5. R. S. SPURRIER

Hoon:

  1. A. ALLCOCK
  2. H. J. ALLCOCK
  3. A. BRIND
  1. J. CLARK
  2. A. W. DOBBS
  3. C. E. DOBBS
  1. H. E. DOBBS
  2. A. L. MAYNARD
  3. John Wilmot MAYNARD

Also, those who died in the 1938 -1945 war:

Hilton:

  1. G. W. BARBER
  2. Eric Charles BLOOD
  3. Gilbert Samuel LAND
  1. J. NEWTON
  2. J. TAYLOR

Marston on Dove:

  1. T. H. THORLEY

There is also one name listed for a local man killed in the Falkland Island Conflict: Wayne David TARBARD, KIA 1982.

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Obituaries

Jane TAYLOR in Redcar provides this announcement from the Derby Mercury of 1st July, 1802: DIED: "On the 26th inst. at Marston upon Dove, in this neighbourhood, Mr. Philip HAYNE, of that place."

Jane TAYLOR in Redcar has this announcement from the Derby Mercury of 17 October, 1804: DIED: "On the 13th inst. Francis STURGIS, a poor man aged 70 years, in a fit of insanity put an end to his life by throwing himself into the river at Marston-on -Dove."

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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derby county and it became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
     
  • This parish was in the ancient Appletree Hundred (or Wapentake).
     
  • This parish contained the townships of Marston, Hatton, Hilton, Hoon and Hargate Manor.
     
  • In December, 1866, the township of Hatton was incorporated as a separate Civil Parish.
     
  • In December, 1866, the township of Hilton was incorporated as a separate Civil Parish which included the small town of Marston-on-Dove.
     
  • In December, 1866, the township of Hoon was incorporated as a separate Civil Parish.
     
  • District governance is provided by the South Derbyshire District Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Appletree petty session hearings.
     
  • Appletree petty session hearings were held in the Hatton township courthouse on the last Thursday of every month.
     
  • Sudbury petty session hearings were held in the Hatton township courthouse on the last Monday of every month.
     
  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act, this parish became a member of the Burton upon Trent Poorlaw Union.
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Schools

A Public Elementary School (mixed) was built here in 1879 for 94 boys and girls.

An Infants School was built here in 1911.

A Public Elementary School (mixed and infants) was built in Hilton township in 1882.