STAPENHILL, Derbyshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868


The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"STAPENHILL, a parish in the hundred of Repton, county Derby, 1 mile S.E. of Burton-on-Trent, its railway station and post town, and 11 miles S.W. of Derby. The village, which is extensive, is situated on the river Trent. The parish includes the hamlets of Cauldwell, Newhall, and Stanton. A portion of the inhabitants are engaged in the coal mines, which are extensively worked. The surface is hilly, and the soil a strong loam. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield, value £373.

The church, dedicated to St. Peter, was erected on the site of an older one in 1830, at the expense of the vicar. There is also the district church of St. John's, Newhall, the living of which is a perpetual curacy*, value £100. The parochial charities produce about £4 per annum. There is a National school for both sexes, also an infant school. The Wesleyans have a chapel. John and Samuel Hieron, divines, were born in this parish. The Marquis of Anglesea is lord of the manor."

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