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Edlaston, Derbyshire

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Edlaston, Derbyshire

Edlaston is a village and civil parish three miles south of Ashbourne in Derbyshire, just off the A515 road. It includes the hamlet of Wyaston. Edlaston is mentioned in Domesday book as "Edolveston". It is very rural as the land is light and stony with a clay subsoil, which is suitable for dairy pasture. The village consists of a few farms and cottages with a pub. To the west of the village is Edlaston Hall. It and its outbuildings have been converted to multiple dwellings. The church of St.
DistrictDerbyshire Dales
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK1742
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands

Other names by which Edlaston, Derbyshire has been known in the past

Edlaston With Wyaston ~ Ednaston ~ Duluestune

Edlaston, Derbyshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Edlaston, par., S. Derbyshire, 2½ miles S. of Ashborne, 1379 ac., pop. 208.

Edlaston, Derbyshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

EDLASTON (St. James), a parish, in the hundred of Appletree, S. division of the county of Derby, 2½ miles (S.) from Ashbourn, on the left of the road to Sudbury; containing, with the township of Wyaston, 214 inhabitants. The manor was given to the convent of Tutbury by Robert, Earl Ferrers, son of the founder. At the Reformation it was granted by Henry VIII. to William, Lord Paget, who soon after conveyed it to Sir Edward Aston, Knt.; and the property has since belonged to the Eyres, of Hassop, and other families. The parish comprises upwards of 2330 acres, arable, meadow, pasture, and woodland; the surface is undulated, the soil a rich earth, gravel, sand, and peat, and the scenery improved by plantations, which are extensive. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £3. 18. 4.; net income, £220; patron, the Bishop of Lichfield; incumbent, the Rev. Henry Gordon: a certain portion of land, &c., called Callowcroft, is tithe-free. The glebe, in Edlaston township, consists of 33 acres, with a good glebe-house. The church is a small ancient structure, comprising a nave, chancel, and tower, and has lately been repaired: in the churchyard is a very aged yew-tree. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. A common of twenty acres was inclosed in 1824.

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