Stanton by Dale

Extract from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England, 1831.
Transcribed by Mel Lockie, © Copyright 2010
Lewis Topographical Dictionaries

STANTON-by-DALE, a parish in the hundred of MORLESTON-and-LITCHURCH, county of DERBY, 9 miles (E. by N.) from Derby, containing, with the township of Weston-Underwood, 686 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Derby, and diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, endowed with £200 private benefaction, and £200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Earl of Stanhope, The church is dedicated to St. Michael. The Erewash and the Nutbrook canals pass through the parish. Almshouses for six poor persons were founded, in 1711, by a bequest from Joseph Middlemore, with an endowment of more than £100 per annum. The inhabitants are entitled to the benefit of the free school at Risley. Stanton is in the honour of Tutbury, duchy of Lancaster, and within the jurisdiction of a court of pleas held at Tutbury every third Tuesday, for the recovery of debts under 40s.

WESTON-UNDERWOOD, a township in the parish of STANTON-by-DALE, hundred of MORLESTON-and-LITCHURCH, county of DERBY, 5 miles (N.W. by N.) from Derby, containing 228 inhabitants. Weston is in the honour of Tutbury, duchy of Lancaster, and within the jurisdiction of a court of pleas held at Tutbury every third Tuesday, for the recovery of debts under 40s.

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