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Sinfin Moor


  • The parish was in the Melbourne sub-district of the Shardlow Registration District.

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2489
1891 R.G. 12 / 2720


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Sinfin Moor 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 was built in 1970 as an "eccumenical partnership". This means that Anglicans, Methodists and the United Reformed Church all hold services here.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Melbourne sub-district of the Shardlow Registration District.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Sinfin Moor which are provided by:
"SINFIN MOOR, a hamlet in the township of Alvaston, parish of Derby St. Michael, county Derby, 3 miles S.E. of Derby, near the river Derwent."

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

Sinfin is probably best known today for being the main centre for Rolls-Royce. There is a 60-acre nature preserve on the edge of the community.


Historical Geography

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


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK354315 (Lat/Lon: 52.879784, -1.475427), Sinfin Moor which are provided by:

Military History

  • When World War II started, an ordinace depot was built here. Some of the pillboxes and gun emplacements protecting it can still be traced.

  • Russ HAMER has a photograph of a Pillbox transfered from Wikimedia.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient Liberty in Derbyshire and became a modern Civil Parish in 1858.

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

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 became part of the Shardlow Poorlaw Union.