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Sinfin Moor

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  • The parish was in the Melbourne sub-district of the Shardlow Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2140
1861 R.G. 9 / 2489
1891 R.G. 12 / 2720 

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, located in the north of the parish. There is also a 60-acre nature preserve on the south edge of the community.

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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.


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 transferred from Wikimedia.

Names, Geographical

Wikipedia tells us that Sinfin is recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book as Sedenfeld.


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.