In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Weston upon Trent like this:
WESTON-UPON-TRENT, a parish in Shardlow district, Derbyshire; on the river Trent and the Grand Trunk canal, 4 miles S of Borrowash r. station, and 6½ SE of Derby. Post town, Derby. Acres, 1,820. Real property, £4,596. Pop., 321. Houses, 67. The manor belongs to Sir R. Wilmot, Bart. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £594.* Patron, Sir R. Wilmot, Bart. The church is ancient but good. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels.
Weston upon Trent is now part of South Derbyshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Derbyshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Weston upon Trent itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Weston upon Trent in South Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th March 2017
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