Last updated

Trusley Church, Derbyshire.jpg
Trusley church.
Derbyshire UK location map.svg
Red pog.svg
Location within Derbyshire
OS grid reference SK254355
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DERBY
Postcode district DE6
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
List of places
52°55′01″N1°37′23″W / 52.917°N 1.623°W / 52.917; -1.623 Coordinates: 52°55′01″N1°37′23″W / 52.917°N 1.623°W / 52.917; -1.623

Trusley is a parish and small village in South Derbyshire. As the civil parish population is only minimal details are included in the civil parish of Dalbury Lees.

The manor was given to Henry de Ferrers together with many villages in Derbyshire for his contribution to the Norman Conquest.

Oliver De Odingsells purchased the Manor of Trusley from Ralph de Beufey in the reign of King Henry III [1216-72].

In 1418 a De Odingsells co-heiresses married Thomas Coke and from this time the Coke family came to live at Trusley.

Notable members of that family include George Coke, D'Ewes Coke, Sir John Coke (d.1644), Statesman, Daniel Parker Coke, MP

Many of the buildings in Trusley village date from the 18th century including All Saints Church built for William Coke in 1712. [1]

The original homes of the Cokes' have long since vanished, however in 1904 Major General John Talbot Coke built a new Trusley Manor. In 1948, at the end of the second world war, Trusley Manor was reduced in size.

Related Research Articles

Sir John Cavendish was an English judge and politician from Cavendish, Suffolk, England. He and the village gave the name Cavendish to the aristocratic families of the Dukedoms of Devonshire, Newcastle and Portland.

John Coke

Sir John Coke was an English office holder and politician who sat in the House of Commons, at various times between 1621 and 1629.

Tissington Human settlement in England

Tissington is a village in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England. The appropriate civil parish is called Tissington and Lea Hall. The population of this parish at the 2011 census was 159. It is part of the estate of Tissington Hall, owned by the FitzHerbert family since 1465. It is a popular tourist attraction, particularly during its well dressing week. It also gives its name to the Tissington Trail, a 13-mile (21 km) walk and cycle path which passes nearby. The Limestone Way, another long-distance path and bridleway, passes through the village itself.

Hartshorne, Derbyshire Human settlement in England

Hartshorne is a village and civil parish in the English county of Derbyshire. The population of the civil parish as of the 2011 census was 3,888. It is north of the town of Swadlincote.

Willington, Derbyshire Human settlement in England

Willington is a village and civil parish in the South Derbyshire district of Derbyshire, England. The 2001 Census recorded a parish population of 2,604, increasing to 2,864 at the 2011 Census.

Great Longstone Human settlement in England

Great Longstone with Little Longstone is one of two villages in the local government district of Derbyshire Dales in Derbyshire, England. The population as taken at the 2011 Census was 843.

Bradley, Derbyshire Human settlement in England

Bradley is a village and civil parish in Derbyshire just east of Ashbourne. The population of the civil parish taken at the 2011 Census was 313. Other neighbouring parishes include Hulland and Yeldersley.

Pinxton Human settlement in England

Pinxton is a village and civil parish in Derbyshire on the eastern boundary of Nottinghamshire, England, just south of the Pinxton Interchange at Junction 28 of the M1 motorway where the A38 road meets the M1. Pinxton is part of the Bolsover District and at the 2011 Census had a population of 5,699.

Newton Solney Human settlement in England

Newton Solney is a small village and civil parish in South Derbyshire, England, located about two miles (3 km) from the East Staffordshire border, near to Burton upon Trent. The population of the civil parish as of the 2011 census was 659. Its nearest neighbour is Repton, situated about two miles (3 km) to the northeast.

Shirland Human settlement in England

Shirland is a former pit village in Derbyshire, England. Together with the neighbouring villages of Higham, Stretton and Stonebroom, it forms part of the civil parish of Shirland and Higham, which had a population of 4,802 at the 2011 Census. The River Amber flows through the parish.

Brimington Human settlement in England

Brimington is a large village and civil parish in the Borough of Chesterfield in Derbyshire, England. The population of the parish taken at the 2011 census was 8,788. The town of Staveley is to the east, and Hollingwood is nearby. The parish includes Brimington Common along the Calow Road, and New Brimington, a late 19th-century extension towards the Staveley Iron Works.

Brailsford Human settlement in England

Brailsford is a small red-brick village and civil parish in Derbyshire on the A52 midway between Derby and Ashbourne. The civil parish population at the 2011 Census was 1,118. The village has a pub, a post office and a school. There are many fine houses in the district including two 20th century country houses: Brailsford Hall built in 1905 in Jacobean style, and Culland Hall.

Middleton-by-Youlgreave Human settlement in England

Middleton, often known as Middleton-by-Youlgreave or Middleton-by-Youlgrave to distinguish it from nearby Middleton-by-Wirksworth, is a village in the Peak District, Derbyshire, England. The appropriate civil parish is called Middleton and Smerrill. The population of this parish was 137 at the 2011 Census. It lies south west of Youlgreave, above the River Bradford. Its main industries are farming and tourism.

Dalbury Lees Human settlement in England

Dalbury Lees is a parish in south Derbyshire. The population of the civil parish as taken at the 2011 Census was 306. It is about six miles (10 km) from both Burton-on-Trent and Derby and just under four miles (6 km) from Egginton. The parish contains the villages of Dalbury and Lees which are just under 2 miles (3.2 km) apart from one another. Dalbury Lees has been known as Dalbury and as Dalbury with Lees, but Dalbury Lees is the preferred term

Overseal Human settlement in England

Overseal is a village and civil parish in South Derbyshire, 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Swadlincote, 4.5 miles (7.2 km) west of Ashby-de-la-Zouch and 12.5 miles (20.1 km) due south-southwest of Derby. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 2,450. Situated within the National Forest area, it is one of the southernmost settlements in Derbyshire, close to the border with Leicestershire.

DEwes Coke

D'Ewes Coke was rector of Pinxton and South Normanton in Derbyshire, a colliery owner and philanthropist.

George Coke was successively the Bishop of Bristol and Hereford. After the battle of Naseby in 1645, Hereford was taken and Coke was arrested and taken to London. He avoided charges of High Treason in January 1646 and died in Gloucestershire that year.

Norbury, Derbyshire Human settlement in England

Norbury is a village in Derbyshire, England. It is located 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Rocester, on the B5033 road and the River Dove. The hamlet has links with George Eliot's family, the Evans. George Eliot's father, Robert Evans, was born in Roston Common and sang in the choir at Norbury church, and most of George Eliot's paternal ancestors are buried there.

Clifton Campville Human settlement in England

Clifton Campville is a village, former manor and civil parish in Staffordshire, England. It lies on the River Mease, about 10 miles (16 km) east of the City of Lichfield, 6 miles (10 km) west of Measham and 7 miles (11 km) north of Tamworth. The village lies very close to Staffordshire's borders with Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Warwickshire. In 2001 the parish had a population of 764, increasing to 912 at the 2011 census. In 1848 the parish included both Haunton and Harlaston, and also Chilcote in Derbyshire. Clifton itself then had a population of 341, while the population of the whole parish was 921 on 6,300 acres (25 km2). The core parish of Clifton and Haunton covered around 3,000 acres (12 km2) in 1851. Nowadays the Church of England parish still includes Haunton and Chilcote, and also Statfold. There is a fine gothic church, dedicated to St Andrew, and listed Grade I. The village pub, The Green Man, is also a historic building.

John Talbot Coke

Major-General John Talbot Coke (1841–1912) of Trusley in South Derbyshire was a British Army officer that served in the 25th Foot between 1859 and 1901. He wrote a family history book called "Coke of Trusley, in the County of Derby, and Branches Therefrom; a Family History" which was published in 1880. He was a Brigade Commander during the Second Boer War having a prominent role in the battles of Spion Kop and the Tugela Heights during the relief of Ladysmith.


  1. "Trusley Village-Trusley Estate - Derbyshire".