Linton, Derbyshire

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Linton
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The now closed Holly Bush pub located on High Street, Linton
Linton is located in Derbyshire
Linton
Linton
Linton shown within Derbyshire
Population 2,303 (2011)
OS grid reference SK272167
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SWADLINCOTE
Postcode district DE12
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Derbyshire
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 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.

Linton Village is located in South Derbyshire surrounded by The National Forest. It consists of a primary school, a convenience store with a post office, one pub, a chip shop with a Chinese takeaway, an antiques store, 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.

Many former fields to the south of the village are now wooded areas, forming part of the National Forest England.

Linton is also home to Burton & District Division 1 side, Linton FC. The Club are based at Rickmans Corner. The team currently hold the Division cup and League Cup and previously held the treble in 2014/2015 season [2]

History[edit]

Linton is mentioned briefly in the Domesday book. The book says[3] under the title of “The lands of Henry de Ferrers[4]

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[5] it was worth 20 shillings.“

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Burton &District Sunday Football
  3. ^ Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 2003. ISBN 0-14-143994-7 p.745
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ TRE in Latin is Tempore Regis Edwardi. This means in the time of King Edward before the Battle of Hastings.

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