Place:Egginton, Derbyshire, England

Alt namesEghintunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 69
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.85°N 1.6°W
Located inDerbyshire, England
See alsoMorleston and Litchurch Hundred, Derbyshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Repton Rural, Derbyshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1974
South Derbyshire District, Derbyshire, Englandadministrative district covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: This article is about a village in Derbyshire named Egginton. Eggington is in Bedfordshire.

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Egginton is a village and civil parish which, since 1974, has been located in the South Derbyshire District of Derbyshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 Census was 574.

The village is located just off Ryknild Street, otherwise known as the A38, between Derby and Burton upon Trent. It is historically a farming community.

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Egginton was originally an ancient parish in the Morleston and Litchurch Hundred of Derbyshire, England. It was an ancient parish without any subsidiary townships or chapelries.

It was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it became part of Repton Rural District. Since 1974 it has been in the non-metropolitan South Derbyshire district.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Egginton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"EGGINTON, a village and a parish in the [registration] district of Burton-upon-Trent, and county of Derby. The village stands on the verge of the county, near Icknield-street and the river Dove, adjacent to the Grand Trunk canal and to the Birmingham and Derby railway, 4 miles NNE of Burton-upon-Trent; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Burton-upon- Trent. It was known at Domesday as Eghintune. The parish comprises 2,289 acres. Real property: £5,107; of which £20 are in fisheries. Population: 355. Houses: 76. The property is divided among a few. Egginton Hall is the seat of Sir H. Every, Bart. The parish was the scene of a defeat of the Royalists, in 1644, by Sir J. Gell. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value: £453. Patrons: Sir H. Every, Bart, -- Pole, Esq., and J. Leigh, Esq. The church is old but good; and there are charities £112.

Research Tips

  • British History Online (Victoria County Histories) does not appear to cover Derbyshire geographically. A History of the County of Derby: Volume 2, edited by William Page is a part-volume covering the religious houses of the county. No further volumes have been found.
  • GENUKI main page for Derbyshire which provides information on various topics covering the whole of the county, and also a link to a list of parishes. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each. This is a list of pre-1834 ancient or ecclesiastical parishes but there are suggestions as to how to find parishes set up since then. GENUKI provides references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. There is no guarantee that the website has been kept up to date and therefore the reader should check additional sources if possible.
  • The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date and from more recent data. The wiki has a link to English Jurisdictions 1851 which gives the registration district and wapentake for each parish, together with statistics from the 1851 census for the area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time, Derbyshire, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions. Descriptions provided are usually based on a gazetteer of 1870-72 which often provides brief notes on the economic basis of the settlement and significant occurences through its history.
  • These two maps indicate the boundaries between parishes, etc., but for a more detailed view of a specific area try a map from this selection. The oldest series are very clear at the third magnification offered. Comparing the map details with the GENUKI details for the same area is well worthwhile.
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