Linton, Derbyshire

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The now closed Holly Bush pub located on High Street, Linton
Linton is located in Derbyshire
Location within Derbyshire
Population2,303 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK272167
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtDE12
AmbulanceEast Midlands
List of places
52°44′53″N 1°35′53″W / 52.748°N 1.598°W / 52.748; -1.598Coordinates: 52°44′53″N 1°35′53″W / 52.748°N 1.598°W / 52.748; -1.598

Linton is a civil parish in South Derbyshire, England, 5 miles south east of Burton-on-Trent. The population of the civil parish taken at the 2011 Census was 2,303.[1]

Nearby settlements are the town of Swadlincote and the villages of Castle Gresley, Overseal, Rosliston, Cauldwell (pronounced "Cordal") and Botany Bay. Many former fields to the south of the village are now wooded areas, forming part of the National Forest.

Linton village consists of a primary school, a convenience store with a post office, one pub, , two churches, a village hall, community room called The Brick Room and Rickman’s Corner Community Hall. The bus services locally to Swadlincote and Burton-on-Trent are provided by Arriva Midlands and Midland Classic. Linton Primary School is located on Main Street towards Linton Heath.

The Brick Room belongs to Linton Church; it may have been a school room years ago.[citation needed] The highlight of the year used to be the Sale of Work (a craft fair) held in late November of early December, and the Harvest Supper.


Linton is mentioned briefly in the Domesday book. The book says[2] under the title of “The lands of Henry de Ferrers[3]

In Linton Leofric had two carucates of land to the geld. There is land for 12 oxen. It is waste. Scrubland one furlong long and a half broad. TRE[4] it was worth 20 shillings.“


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  2. ^ Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 2003. ISBN 0-14-143994-7 p.745
  3. ^ Henry held a considerable number of manors including several in Derbyshire given to him by the King. These included obviously Linton, but also included lands in Cubley, Dalbury and Twyford.
  4. ^ TRE in Latin is Tempore Regis Edwardi. This means in the time of King Edward before the Battle of Hastings.

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