Roston

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Roston
Roston near Norbury Derbyshire.jpg
The Roston Inn
Roston is located in Derbyshire
Roston
Roston
 Roston shown within Derbyshire
OS grid referenceSK1241
Civil parishNorbury with Roston
DistrictDerbyshire Dales
Shire countyDerbyshire
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townASHBOURNE
Postcode districtDE6
PoliceDerbyshire
FireDerbyshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
List of places
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Coordinates: 52°59′13″N 1°46′26″W / 52.987°N 1.774°W / 52.987; -1.774

Roston
Roston near Norbury Derbyshire.jpg
The Roston Inn
Roston is located in Derbyshire
Roston
Roston
 Roston shown within Derbyshire
OS grid referenceSK1241
Civil parishNorbury with Roston
DistrictDerbyshire Dales
Shire countyDerbyshire
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townASHBOURNE
Postcode districtDE6
PoliceDerbyshire
FireDerbyshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Derbyshire

Roston is a hamlet in Derbyshire, England. It is located north of Rocester. The Roston Inn (known locally as 'The Shant') is at the junction of Mill Lane and Lid Lane in the hamlet. Roston is in the parish of Norbury with Roston.

Roston Common is a short distance east from Roston. George Eliot's father, Robert Evans was born here and sang in the choir at Norbury church.[1]

History[edit]

Like many places in Derbyshire, Roston was mentioned in the Domesday Book, in 1086, amongst the many manors given to Henry de Ferrers by William the Conqueror. It is mentioned with Norbury and as a place in its own right.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Derbyshire UK accessed 21 May 2008
  2. ^ Domesday Book on line accessed 21 May 2008