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Walton on Trent

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Archives and Libraries

Walton on Trent village is served by the Mobile Library on route 5, which stops here every fourth Wednesday in the late morning.



"Bikeboy" has a photograph of St. Laurence's churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2015.



  • The parish was in the Gresley sub-district of the Burton on Trent Registration District.
  • The 1841 census returns appear to be missing.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 1963
1891 R.G. 12 / 2199


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Walton on Trent area or see them printed on a map.


Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to Saint John the Baptist.
  • The church was built in the early Norman period and was rebuilt in the 13th century.
  • In the reign of Edward III, the church dedication was changed to St. Laurence.
  • The church was restored in 1862.
  • The church seats 300.
  • Geoff PICK has a photograph of St. Laurence Church on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2004.
  • Colin PARK also has a photograph of St. Laurence Church on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2017.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1587, but is not legible before 1592.
  • We have a pop-up window of a partial extract of Walton on Trent burials in a text file for your review. Your additions and corrections are welcomed.
  • The church is in the rural deanery of Repton.

Civil Registration

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

Description and Travel

"WALTON-UPON-TRENT is a parish (having no dependent township), in the hundred of Repton and Gresley, about 4 miles S.W. from Burton. It was here that Edward II. forded the Trent in pursuit of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, and the disaffected barons. A new bridge is in progress of erection here, which, in connexion with the new road before-mentioned in the account of Swadlincote, will reciprocally benefit the parts adjacent to it."

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

Mat FASCIONE has a photograph of the Village Sign as you enter the village on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2015. Again, another prospect for showing off your artistry and design skills by creating a new, welcoming sign.

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From John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72:

"WALTON-UPON-TRENT, a parish, with a village, in the district of Burton-upon-Trent and county of Derby; on the river Trent, adjacent to Barton and Walton r. station, and 4¼ miles SW by S of Burton. It has a post-office under Burton-upon-Trent. Acres, 2,309. Real property, £5,962. Pop., 430.":

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Sir Edward Cromwell DISBROWE was born at Walton Hall in 1790, the son of Colonel Edward DISBROWE, and his wife Lady Charlotte HOBART. Sir Edward was a member of Parliament and a British Diplomat who served in positions in Switzerland, Russia, Sweden and other postings. He was also the Deputy Lieutenant of the county of Derbyshire.


Historical Geography

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



Mick MALPASS has a photograph of the former Shoulder of Mutton pub. on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2011.

Jonathan CLITHEROE also has a photograph of the Shoulder of Mutton pub. on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2010.



  • Mark WALTON has a photograph of The Old Hall on Geo-graph, taken from a distance in April, 2007.
  • Cris SLOAN has a photograph of Walton Hall and Cris's dog on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2007.
  • Mark WALTON also has a close-up of The Hall on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2007.

Military History

  • In 1912, the Hall in this parish was the residence of Major Henry Edward Disbrowe WISE, 3rd Sherwood Foresters. The Major had married his wife Katharine Mary Levett PRINCEP in Croxall, Derbyshire, in June, 1896.
  • John M. has a photograph of a Type FW3/24 Pill Box along the River Trent on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2014.
  • John M. has another view of the same Type FW3/24 Pill Box along the River Trent on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2014.


Jane TAYLOR in Redcar provides this notice from the Derby Mercury of 4 July 1804: "BIRTH: On Thursday last, at Walton, in this county, the Lady of Edward Miller MUNDY, jun. Esq. of a daughter."


Politics and 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).
  • You may contact the Walton on Trent Parish Council regarding civic or political matters. They are NOT staffed to help you with family history searches.
  • District governance is provided by the South Derbyshire District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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