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SUTTON-ON-THE-HILL, a parish and township in the hundred of Appletree, county Derby, 8 miles S.W. of Derby, its post town, and 5 N. of Tutbury railway station. The village is situated on a branch of the river Dove. The parish includes the township of Osleston and the small village of Ash. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Lichfield, value £225. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. The parochial charities produce about £20 per annum, of which £12 go to a school."

"ASH, a hamlet in the parish of Sutton-on-the-Hill, hundred of Appletree, in the county of Derby, 7 miles to the W. of Derby."

"OSLESTON, a township in the parish of Sutton-on-the-Hill, hundred of Appletree, county Derby, 6½ miles N.W. of Derby, and 7½ N. W. of Sutton-on-the-Hill. It is joined with Thurvaston to form a township."

"THURVASTON, a township in the parish of Sutton-on-the-Hill, hundred of Appletree, county Derby, 7½ miles N.W. of Derby. It is joined with Osleston to form a township.”

from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868

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Cemeteries

Peter WOOD has a photograph of St. Michael's churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2016.

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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 Michael.
     
  • The church was originally built in the 14th century.
     
  • Much of the church was rebuilt in 1831.
     
  • The church spire was damaged by lightning in 1841 and it was rebuilt in 1863.
     
  • The church seats 170.
     
  • Geoff PICK has a photograph of St. Michael's Church on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2004.
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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1575.
     
  • Transcription by Carol RYAN of Baptisms 1813-1840 at Sutton on the Hill. Added 2 Apr 2009.
     
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Longford.
     
  • John SUTTON has a photograph of the Methodist Chapel on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2014.
     
  • John POYSER also has a photograph of the Lane Ends Chapel (as it is otherwise known) on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2007.
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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

"SUTTON-ON-THE-HILL, a parish and township in the hundred of Appletree, county Derby, 8 miles S.W. of Derby, its post town, and 5 N. of Tutbury railway station. The village is situated on a branch of the river Dove. The parish includes the township of Osleston and the small village of Ash. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield, value £225. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. The parochial charities produce about £20 per annum, of which £12 go to a school."

 

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

Mike BARDILL has a photograph of the well-used Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2006. Stop in and ask for a schedule of forth-coming events.

M. J. RICHARDSON has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2016.

Ash is a small hamlet 1 miles south of Sutton village. Long Lane is a Township in the parish which includes the hamlets of Osleston and Thurvaston.

You can see pictures of Sutton on the Hill 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 Sutton on the Hill 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

John POYSER has a photograph of the Hall on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2007.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK234336 (Lat/Lon: 52.899337, -1.653584), Sutton on the Hill which are provided by:

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Military History

The War Memorial in the churchyard is a limestone monument comprising a stepped and tapered pillar on a plinth and two-stepped base and surmounted by a wheeled fourchée cross. It commemorates the six men from WWI who fell and the one man from WWII.

Roy BRANSON has two photographs of the War Memorial on the Derbyshire War Memorials website.

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Military Records

There is a war memorial board to Captain George M. BUCKSTON of the Derbyshire Yeomanry in the Church of St Michael. Although the memorial was placed in the church around 1948, it honors the Captain's service in the First World War. He was the son of Henry and Eliza Ann BUCKSTON who can be found in Hope parish in the 1901 census.

These are the men commemorated on the churchyard War Memorial:

  1. Samuel DEAN. gunner. R.G.A.
  2. John HALL. Pte. 11th. Sherwoods
  3. Moses HOLLOWAY. Sgt. 9th. Sherwoods
  4. Harry HOOD. rifleman. 1st. Rifle Bgde.
  5. William E. MARSHALL, L/Cpl. 11th. Sherwoods
  6. Clifford TWIGG. Pte. R.S.F.

And for World War II:

  • Frank HENSTOCK. Pte., 8th Army

I have been unable to find any of these men, above, in the Commonwealth Grave Commission records. One hopes that they were all survivors of the wars. Samuel DEAN was baptised in this parish in January, 1885. There is a John HALL in Sutton in the 1911 census, age 20. Moses HOLLOWAY married Annie Eliza MEASURES on 21 Feb 1906 in Sutton-on-the-Hill. I could not find H. HOOD anywhere in Derbyshire. There were too many William E. MARSHALLs to pick from.

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Newspapers

Jane TAYLOR in Redcar contributes this snippet from the Derby Mercury of 8 December, 1803, "MARRIED: On Tuesday se'nnight, at Londford, Mr. GARRATT, of New-Inns, to Miss GILMAN, daughter of Mr. Thomas GILMAN, of Thurvaston, both in this county." I suspect that should be "Longford", as there is a 22 Nov. 1803 wedding of Thomas GARRATT ro Elizabeth GILMAN recorded in the parish register for Longford.

Jane TAYLOR in Redcar also offers this bit from the Derby Mercury of 14 June 1804, "MARRIED: A few days since, at Sutton in Scarsdale, in this county, Mr. Wm. PEARCE, to Miss Margaret WOODHEAD, both of Duckmanton; eldest daughter of Mr Joseph WOODHEAD, of that place.

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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient parish and Township in Derby county and became a modern Civil Parish when these were established.
     
  • This parish was in the ancient Appletree Hundred (or Wapentake).
     
  • Osleston and Thurvaston townships formed their own Civil Parish in December, 1866.
     
  • District governance is provided by the South Derbyshire District Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases were heard in the Sudbury petty session hearings on the last Monday of each 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

The parish school was built in 1871 for 60 children.