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  • The parish was in the Repton sub-district of the Burton on Trent Registration District.

  • We are fortunate to have an 1811 census of Findern online!

  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 1960
1891 R.G. 12 / 2197


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Findern area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to All Saints.

  • The Saxon chaple of ease built here was consumed by fire in 1862.

  • The church was built in 1863-64 on the site of an earlier chapel of the same name.

  • The church seats 212.

  • There is a photograph of the church on Geo-graph.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1558, but early years are very faded.

  • We have a pop-up window of Parish Register burials partially extracted into a text file for your review. Your additions are welcomed.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Longford.

  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1835.

  • Kate JEWELL has a photograph of the Findern Methodist Chapel on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2010.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Repton sub-district of the Burton on Trent Registration District.

Description and Travel

"FINDERN, a chapelry in the parish of Mickleover, hundred of Morleston, county Derby, 5 miles S.W. of Derby, its post town, and 6 N.E. of Burton."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]

  • The parish covers about 1,600 acres.

  • The village is split by the A50 Trunk Road into two halves.

  • Although a railway runs through the parish, there is no station there today,

  • The parish welcomes visitors and has a number of Historic Walks listed on the Peak District web site.

  • A potted history and photographs of Findern can be found at the Derby Pictures site by Andy SAVAGE.

  • The Mercia Marina is just south of the village.
You can see pictures of Findern which are provided by:



Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Findern has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


  • The parish is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book as being held by Burton Abbey.

  • Most of the villagers were Frame-Work Knitters.

  • Phil MYOTT has a photograph of the Wheel Inn on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2006.

  • At last report the Wheel Inn had closed and was being refurbished as a Funeral Home


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK309307 (Lat/Lon: 52.872869, -1.542368), Findern which are provided by:

Military History

  • The War Memorial is to be found at All Saints Church.

Military Records

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Chapelry and township in Mickleover parish, Derbyshire, and became a modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.

  • This parish was in the ancient Morleston and Litchurch Hundred (or Wapentake).

  • In April, 1968, this parish received 14 acres when Littleover Civil parish was abolished and another 5 acres when Mickleover Civil Parish was abolished.

  • You may contact the Findern Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to assist with family history searches.

  • District governance is provided by the South Derbyshire District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Derby petty session hearings.

  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms, the parish joined the Burtton upon Trent Poorlaw Union.