Foston, Derbyshire

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Foston is located in Derbyshire
Foston shown within Derbyshire
OS grid reference SK188318
Civil parish
  • Foston and Scropton
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Derby
Postcode district DE65
Dialling code 01283
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°53′01″N 1°43′15″W / 52.8836°N 1.7209°W / 52.8836; -1.7209Coordinates: 52°53′01″N 1°43′15″W / 52.8836°N 1.7209°W / 52.8836; -1.7209

Foston is a hamlet in the Foston and Scropton civil parish of South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, England, about 12 miles (19 km) west of Derby. The Domesday Book of 1086 lists it as Farulveston.

Foston Hall[edit]

Foston Hall is a brick Jacobethan house designed by the architect T.C. Hine and built in 1863.[1] It is now a women's prison that can accommodate over 170 inmates. Foston is visible from Sudbury open prison.

Economy and amenities[edit]

JCB has a factory here concerned with power systems.[2] Other major employers who have a base in Foston include Futaba UK Ltd, ATL Warehousing & Logistics[3] and Truma UK.

Children who live in Foston are likely to go to John Port school.

Notable residents[edit]

Arthur Agarde, antiquarian, was born here in 1540.[4]


The A511 terminates in this hamlet, but the A50, passes. The A511 road is useful to the villages of Hatton and Tutbury, and to the town of Burton upon Trent, and to the county of Leicestershire.

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External links[edit]

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