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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

"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.

You can see pictures of Sinfin Moor which are provided by:


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.