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SANDIACRE, Derbyshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"SANDIACRE, a parish in the hundred of Morleston, county Derby, 9 miles E. of Derby, its post town, and 25 from Leicester. It is a station on a branch line of the Midland railway. The village is situated on the river Erewash, and on the road from Derby to Nottingham. It was formerly a market town, and comprises the township of Springfarm. In the vicinity are brick kilns and a starch manufactory. Some of the females are employed in warp net-making, and in the manufacture of lace by power loom. The Erewash and Derby canal, communicating with the Grand Junction, passes through the parish.

The impropriate tithes belong to the Prebendary of Sandiacre, in the cathedral of Lichfield. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Lichfield, value £300, in the patronage of the bishop. The church, dedicated to St. Giles, is partly Saxon, with a spired tower containing three bells. It is mentioned in Domesday Survey, and forms a conspicuous object in the surrounding landscape. The Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists have each a place of worship."

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