Linton, Derbyshire

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The now -losed Holly Bush pub on the High Street
Grid reference: SK272167
Location: 52°44’53"N, 1°35’53"W
Population: 2,303  (2011)
Post town: Swadlincode
Postcode: DE12
Local Government
Council: South Derbyshire

Linton is a village and parish in southern Derbyshire, five 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 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. Bus services are provided to Swadlincote and Burton-on-Trent.

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.


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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