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Burnaston is a village and civil parish in the South Derbyshire district of Derbyshire, England, just southwest of the city of Derby. The population of the civil parish at the census of 2011 was 1,531.[1] The village has swift and direct road links with nearby cities Derby and Nottingham, as well as the city of Birmingham that is some forty miles south along the A38 dual carriageway.

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Where Etwall Lane meets the road to Mickleover
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Burnaston parish highlighted within Derbyshire
Population1,531 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK288325
Civil parish
  • Burnaston
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDERBY
Postcode districtDE65
Dialling code01283, 01332
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places

It is also within twenty miles of East Midlands Airport. It was the location of Burnaston College Junior School for Boys, established 1912.


The village is known for Toyota TMUK, one of several British car plants built by Japanese carmakers as part of measures to avoid expenses such as import duties and shipping costs. Following Toyota's decision during the second half of the 1980s to build a new factory in Europe, it was established in December 1989, and opened in 16 December 1992.[2] Burnaston House was demolished to make way for the car factory.

The house, which was being restored at the time, was the home of the Every family. This included Ashton Nicholas Every Mosley, who was a high sheriff of Derbyshire.[3]

The Toyota site also covers the area formerly occupied by Derby Airport, a small grass airstrip that was opened in 1938 as the municipal airport for Derby. During World War II, it was used for military training purposes. After the war, it was again used by airlines, including Derby Aviation (later Derby Airways then British Midland Airways) until 1965, when the newly reconstructed East Midlands Airport opened.

Private flying from Burnaston continued until December 1989, when the site was taken over for car manufacture.[4]


  1. ^ "Burnaston (Parish): Key Figures for 2011 Census". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-01-16. Retrieved 2008-01-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "No. 19238". The London Gazette. 9 February 1835. pp. 235–236.
  4. ^ Marriott, 1993, p. 58


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  Media related to Burnaston at Wikimedia Commons Coordinates: 52°53′24″N 1°34′23″W / 52.890°N 1.573°W / 52.890; -1.573