The parish Church of Saint Mary
Rosliston shown within Derbyshire
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It is within The National Forest and just outside the village is the Rosliston Forestry Centre. The two village pubs are called "The Bulls Head " and "The Plough Inn".
The manor belonged to Earl Algar, son of Earl Leofric and Countess (Lady) Godiva. In the Domesday Book the manor was called Redlauseton after it was taken by William the Conqueror, and it included a church and a mill. During World War II a prisoner of war camp was built near to the village to hold German and Italian prisoners. After the end of the war the camp was used to accommodate Polish servicemen. The village also includes Beehive Farm, which incorporates tearooms, fishing lakes, camping and a caravan site.
Rosliston is about 1 mi (1.6 km) long and 1⁄2 mi (0.80 km) wide. The main features are St. Mary's Church, Rosliston Forestry Centre, the two pubs (The Bull's Head and The Plough), Co-Op and Beehive woodland lakes.
- Ann Moore (née Pegg) - the fasting woman of Tutbury was born here in 1761
- The Reverend John Vallancy (1843–1906) was vicar of Rosliston for 16 years. He was aggressive towards his parishioners, sometimes threatening them with a stick. On one occasion he produced a revolver and made "ominous overtones". After villagers made an effigy of him, which was hung outside the vicarage and burnt, he was banished from the parish for 18 months by his Bishop.
- OS Explorer Map 245: The National Forest :(1:25 000) :ISBN 0 319 24028 2
- Map Details retrieved 11 April 2013
- Derbyshire UK site
- William took a modest number of manors in Derbyshire for himself including Bakewell, Weston-on-Trent and Walton-on-Trent
- Domesday Book Online
- Ann Moore in the Dictionary of National Biography now in the public domain
- Sutton, D. 1998, Rosliston Remembered, Beehive Publications, Rosliston. Page 37. ISBN 0-9534325-0-5
- Image from Wikimedia Commons June 2007
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