In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Willington like this:
WILLINGTON, a parish, with a village, in the district of Burton-upon-Trent and county of Derby; on the river Trent, the Grand Trunk canal, and the Midland railway, 4½ miles NE of Burton-upon-Trent. It has a post-office under Burton-upon-Trent, and a r. station. Acres, 1,270. Real property, £2,677. ...
Pop., 477. Houses, 115. The manor belongs to Sir R. Burdett, Bart. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £150.* Patron, the Corporation of Etwall Hospitaland Repton School. The church is old. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels, and charities £13.
Willington 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 Willington itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Willington in South Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th March 2017
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