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Stanton by Bridge

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STANTON-BY-BRIDGE, a parish in the hundred of Repton, county Derby, 6½ miles S.E. of Derby, its post town, and the same distance E. of Willington railway station. The village is small, is situated near Swarkestone-bridge over the river Trent, and is wholly agricultural. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Lichfield, value £345. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, is an ancient stone structure, with a turret and three bells. There is a Church school. Sir R. Burdell is lord of the manor.”

from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

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Archives & Libraries

Stanton village is served by the Mobile Library on route 5, which stops at Grange Lodge every fourth Wednesday afternoon.

You will likely find the Library in Derby City very useful. They have a Local Studies and Family History Section to help you with your search.

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Cemeteries

David DIXON has a photograph of St. Michael's churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2014.

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Census

  • The parish was in the Melbourne sub-district of the Shardlow Registration District.
     
  • There are copies of the 1801 and 1821 census on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
     
  • Blanche CHARLES has the 1801 census online at her website. At last check in 2019, Ancestry had not restored this website.
     
  • Blanche CHARLES also has the 1821 census online at her website.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2140
1861 R.G. 9 / 2489
1891 R.G. 12 / 2720
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Church History

  • There was a church here in the 10th century.
     
  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Michael.
     
  • The original church was rebuilt about 1275.
     
  • The church chancel was restored in 1866.
     
  • The church seats 200.
     
  • Jerry EVANS has a photograph of St. Michael's Church on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2008.
     
  • David DIXON has a good photograph of St. Michael's Church on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2014.
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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1664 for baptisms, 1676 for burials and 1679 for marriages.
     
  • Michael SPENCER has provided a partial extract of burials found in the parish register. Your additions and corrections are welcomed.
     
  • Marriages at Stanton-by-Bridge, 1664-1837 are available in Nigel BATTY-SMITH's database of scanned images of Phillimore's Parish Registers.
     
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Melbourne.
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Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
     
  • The parish was in the Melbourne sub-district of the Shardlow Registration District.
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Description & Travel

"STANTON-BY-BRIDGE, so named from an ancient bridge, which crosses the Trent here, and connects this parish with that of Swarkeston, is nearly 7 miles S.E. from Derby, and about two N.W. from Melbourn. The church, which is dedicated to St. Michael, is partly in the Norman and partly in the decorated style of architecture: the living is a rectory, in the patronage of Sir George Crewe. The population, at the census for 1831, was 215."

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

Stanton overlooks the Trent River valley about 2.5 miles north-west of Melbourne. Review the Stanton by Bridge photographs by Andy SAVAGE before you visit.

David DIXON has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2014. You should drop in and ask for a schedule of forth-coming events.

You can see pictures of Stanton by Bridge 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 Stanton by Bridge 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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History

  • David DIXON has a photograph of the Jubilee Oak Tree on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2014. The oak was planted to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897.
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Manors

Ian CALDERWOOD has a photograph of the Manor Farm on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2013.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK367271 (Lat/Lon: 52.840168, -1.456606), Stanton by Bridge which are provided by:

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Military History

  • The War Memorial for the First World War is a brass plaque in St. Micheal's Church with three names on it.
     
  • There is a World War II Pillbox still in the parish. Oliver MILLS has a photograph of the Pill Box on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2016.
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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 Repton and Greasley Hundred (or Wapentake).
     
  • In March, 1884, a detached part of Ticknall Civil Parish was amalgamated with this Civil Parish under the Divided Parishes Act of 1882.
     
  • The citizens of this parish have elected to forgo a formal Parish Council, but they hold periodic meetings of all the citizens to discuss civic and political issues.
     
  • District governance is provided by the South Derbyshire District Council.
     
  • David DIXON has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2014. Stop in when the Hall is open and request a copy of the schedule of forth-coming events.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Repton petty session hearings every third Wednesday.
     
  • CLARKE's Charity (undated) provided £21 11s. and 4d annually for apprenticing boys and for education.
     
  • As a result of the Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms of 1834, the parish became a member of the Shardlow Poorlaw Union.
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Schools

A Public Elementary School (mixed) was built in 1862 to hold 15 children. In 1912 average attendance was 16.