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Help and advice for Findern

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Findern

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Archives and Libraries

Findern is served by the Mobile Library on route 5, which stops at the Lower Green Car Park on every fourth Friday in the late morning.

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Census

  • 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:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 1960
1891 R.G. 12 / 2197

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Findern area or see them printed on a map.

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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.
     
  • Kate JEWELL has a photograph of All Saints Church on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2010.
     
  • Phil MYOTT has a photograph of the church tower on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2006.
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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.
     
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST also has a photograph of the Findern Methodist Chapel on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2017.
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Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
     
  • The parish was in the Repton sub-district of the Burton on Trent Registration District.
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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:

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Directories

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Gazetteers

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Findern to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.

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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.

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History

  • 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
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Military History

  • The War Memorial is to be found at All Saints Church.
     
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the Findern War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2017.
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Military Records

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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.
     
  • Alan MURRAY-RUST has a photograph of the Findern Village Halll on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2017. Stop in when they are open and ask to see the schedule of forth-coming events.
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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.