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Aston on Trent is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire.

Alternative names: Aston upon Trent

Other places in the parish include: Aston.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1667
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Aston on Trent

  • Chellaston
  • Weston on Trent
  • Elvaston cum Thurlston and Ambaston
  • Shardlow
  • Castle Donington

Historical Descriptions

Aston on Trent

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASTON-UPON-TRENT, a parish in Shardlow district, Derbyshire; on the verge of the county, Grand Trunk canal, and the river Trent, 3¾ miles S of Spondon r. station, and 6 SE by S of Derby. It contains the townships of Aston and Shardlow-with-Far-Wilne; and its Post Town is Shardlow under Derby. Acres, 3,290. Real property, £4,933. Pop., 551. Houses, 135. The property is divided among a few. Aston Hall is the seat of the Holdens; and Aston Lodge, of the Rev. J. Miller. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £1,000. Patron, E. A. Holden, Esq. The church is good. Shardlow is a separate charge, and contains the district workhouse. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and charities £22. See Aston.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Aston-upon-Trent, 5 miles S.E. Derby. P. 646

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.


The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASTON, a township in Aston-upon-Trent parish, Derbyshire; on the Grand Trunk canal and the river Trent, 6 miles SE by S of Derby. The right of a market and fair was obtained in 1256; but has long been in disuse. Some of the inhabitants are employed in potteries. The place is a meet for the Donnington hounds.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918

FamilySearch Historical Records


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Derbyshire
Civil Registration District: Shardlow
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Stanton by Bridge
Poor Law Union: Shardlow
Hundred: Morleston and Litchurch
Province: Canterbury