• The parish was in the Repton sub-district of the Burton on Trent Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 1960
1891 R.G. 12 / 2197

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
  • The church was rebuilt in 1713 on the site of an older church.
  • The church seats 75.
  • J. THOMAS has a photograph of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2016.
  • Alf BEARD has a photograph of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2011.
  • John SALMON has a photograph of the church interior on Geo-graph, taken in 1991.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1539.
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Longford.

Civil Registration

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

Description & Travel

"TRUSLEY, a parish in the hundred of Appletree, county Derby, 7 miles W. of Derby, its post town, and 5 N. of Tutbury railway station. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield, value £129. The church, dedicated to All Saints, was rebuilt on the site of an earlier one in 1717. There is also the district church of Long Lane, the living of which is a perpetual curacy*, value £80."

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

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  • Extract from Stephen Glover's "The directory of the county of Derby", 1829:
    TRUSLEY a village, township and parish in the Hundred of Appletree
    Lord of the Manor John Coke Esq Beer John, farmer Bull William, farmer, F.Cotton Rev. Charles rector Foster James, farmer Goodwin William, farmer Stretton Thomas, farmer, F. Walker William, farmer, F. Woodward William, farmer
    Woodward George, farmer
    Woodward Jacob, parish clerk
  • Ann ANDREWS provides a transcription of the Trusley entry from Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland (1891).



Historical Geography

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





You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK254354 (Lat/Lon: 52.915427, -1.623713), Trusley which are provided by:



Jane TAYLOR in Redcar shares this notice from the Derby Mercury of 29 November, 1804: "MARRIED: On Monday se'nnight at Trusley, in this county, Mr. STRETTON, of Hatton, to Miss WALKER, of the former place."


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).
  • Trusley Civil Parish lost part of its acreage to the new Long Lane parish when the latter was formed in late 1866.
  • District governance is provided by the South Derbyshire District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

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