AboutSituated in the north bank of the River Trent and crossed by the Trent and Mersey Canal, this South Derbyshire village extends east towards Aston on Trent. The present 13th-century Church of St Mary the Virgin stands on the original site of what was once a Saxon church.
Weston is also mentioned in the Domesday Book. Weston Hall is a Grade II listed building, now a pub and restaurant. There is another pleasant country inn, the Plough, which is situated by the village green. There are lakes and a canal which provide sport for anglers. The old Midland Railway runs through the village.
Weston Lock, constructed in 1770, is one of the deepest locks on the Trent and Mersey Canal and, together with its bridge, Scotch Bridge and Sarson's Bridge are listed as structures of historical importance. Sarson's Bridge (1770) is unique, as it is the only stone bridge on the Trent and Mersey Canal.
A footpath and cycle way lead to Melbourne over the old iron railway bridge and there are pleasant walks along the towpath.
- Dogs accepted
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
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Weston on Trent is a small village situated about 7 miles south east of Derby.