In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Elvaston like this:
ELVASTON, a parish in Shardlow district, Derbyshire; on the river Derwent, adjacent to the Derby canal, and the Derby and Leicester railway, near Borrowash r. station, and 4½ miles SE by E of Derby. Post town, Alvaston, under Derby. Acres, 2, 760. Real property, £5, 700. Pop., 499. ...
Houses, 114. The manor belonged to the Blunts and the Poles; and passed to the Stanhopes. Elvaston Castle is the seat of the Earl of Harrington. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £350. Patron, the Earl of Harrington. The church is ancient; has a pinnacled tower; and contains monuments of the Stanhopes. Charities, £148.
Elvaston 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 Elvaston itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Elvaston in South Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th April 2017
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