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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

You can see pictures of Findern which are provided by:
"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.



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.