Barton Blount parish highlighted within Derbyshire
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Barton Blount is a village and civil parish in the South Derbyshire district of Derbyshire, England, situated between Derby and Uttoxeter. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 74. The population remained at ess than 100 for the 2011 Census. Details are included in the civil parish of Church Broughton.
A former name, Barton Bakepuys, can be seen in a record featuring Thomas Blount, esq, in 1422. It was the seat of Sir Walter Blount, a key supporter of John of Gaunt, who bought it from Nicholas Bakepus in the 1380s and renamed it.
During the civil war in October 1644, during the reign of Charles I, the manor-house was garrisoned for the parliament, and a skirmish took place in the neighbourhood between these forces and the royal troops from Tutbury Castle. This manor house, Barton Hall was the home of Francis Bradshaw who was High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1851.
- 2001 census
- Plea Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas; National Archives; CP 40/647; http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT1/H6/CP40no647/bCP40no647dorses/IMG_0580.htm; third entry, with "Derb" in the margin, concerning a plea of debt against various people in Staffordshire & elsewhere
- Roskell et al, History of Parliament, BLOUNT, Sir Walter (d.1403), of Barton Blount, Derbys. - Author: C.R.
- The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
- "No. 21181". The London Gazette. 11 February 1851. p. 363.
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