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Rosliston, Derbyshire
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From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.293-294
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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ROSLISTON is a village and parish, 5 miles south from Burton, 3 miles from Burton and Walton station on the Derby, Burton and Birmingham section of the Midland railway, 3 miles from Gresley station, on the Burton and Leicester branch of the same line, and 121 from London, in the Southern division of the county, hundred of Repton and Gresley, petty sessional division of Swadlincote, Burton-upon-Trent union and county court district, rural deanery of Repton, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The church of St. Mary the Virgin is chiefly a modern building of grey sandstone, erected in 1819, and consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a western tower with spire, containing 3 bells, cast in 1778-9 : this was from an early period a chapelry of Walton, and was undoubtedly the chapel referred to in the taxation roll of 1291: in 1818 application was made to Quarter Sessions for a brief for its repair and enlargement, and the brief being obtained it was rebuilt in the next year at a cost of £702 11s. : the tower and spire, however (not destroyed in this rebuilding) are of the first half of the 14th century : against the south wall is a mural monument to Barnabas Broune (1764) and his son, the Rev. Richard Broune, rector of Walton and Rosliston (1767) : there are 50 sittings, all free. The register of baptisms and burials dates from the year 1568, and of marriages from 1570, but the early registers are in very bad condition. The living is a vicarage, average tithe rent-charge £73. net; yearly value £138, with 55 acres of glebe, and residence, in the gift of Mrs. Jas. Sutton and the Rev. J. L. Sutton, vicar of St. Andrew's, Coventry. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel. Lieut.-Col. Charles Milligan J.P. of Cauldwell Hall, is lord of the manor and chief landowner. The soil varies ; subsoil, gravel. The crops are chiefly wheat and barley. The area is 1,197 acres ; rateable value, £2,079 ; the population in 1881 was 459.

Parish Clerk, Thomas Kinson.

POST OFFICE.-William Trimmings, postmaster. Letters through Burton-upon-Trent arrive at 8.25 a.m. Box cleared at 5.5 p.m. on week days only. The nearest money order office is at Coton in the Elms ; telegraph office at Gresley station. Postal orders are issued here, but not paid

Parochial School (mixed), erected in 1849, & added to in 1882 for 120 children; average attendance, 90 ; Miss Jane Salisbury Tunstall, mistress; there is also a sunday school

Harrison William, Coton park

Bach Sarah (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Bennion John, farmer
Bennett William, farmer
Betts Arthur, farmer
Bowen David, farmer
Burton William, sen. farmer
Coxon Thomas, farmer
Durant William, boot maker
Harrison William, farmer
Hassall Samuel, farmer
Hebb Joseph, Plough P.H
Leedham Sarah (Mrs.), farmer
Peach Harry, Bull's Head P.H
Trimmings William, glazier & paper hanger, Post office
Wright William, farmer
Wyatt George, farmer

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