In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Sutton on the Hill like this:
SUTTON-ON-THE-HILL, a parish, with two townships and a hamlet, in the district of Burton-upon-Trent and county of Derby; 3½ miles NNE of Tutbury r. station, and 8 W by S of Derby. It has a post-office under Derby. Acres, 3,233. Real property, £4,597. Pop., 545. Houses, 108. The property is subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £225.* Patron, the Rev. R. G. Buckston. The church, excepting the chancel, was rebuilt in 1864. A chapel of ease is at Osleston; and there are a national school, and charities £20.
Sutton on the Hill 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 Sutton on the Hill itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Sutton on the Hill in South Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th April 2017
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