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Barrow-upon-Trent, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.40-41
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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BARROW-UPON-TRENT is a parish, comprising the township of BARROW-UPON-TRENT, the township of SINFIN and ARLESTON, and the joint township of TWYFORD and STENSON, in the Southern division of the county, partly in the hundred of Appletree and partly in that of Morleston and Litchurch, union of Shardlow, Derby petty sessional division and county court district, rural deanery of Melbourne, archdeaconry of Derby, and diocese of Southwell. Barrow-on-Trent is 132 miles from London, 2 miles west from Chellaston station on the Midland railway, 3 east from Willington station on the Midland railway, and 5¾ south from Derby, near the Grand Trunk Canal and river Trent. The church of St. Wilfrid is a venerable edifice of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave of three bays, aisles, north porch and a western embattled tower with pinnacles, containing 3 bells, dated 1613 : in the church is an ancient monument very much broken and defaced, bearing the recumbent effigy of a man with a dog at his feet, but without date or inscription: there is also a brass to Elizabeth, wife of Henry Milwarde of Sinfin (1610), and to her husband (1615),erected by their youngest son, John, and in the chancel a monument to Richard Sale, dated 1661, and a memorial window to Richard Sale and his wife; and remains of a piscina niche: there are 157 sittings. The register dates from the year 1657. The living is a vicarage, consolidated with Twyford-with-Stenson, average tithe rent-charge £21, with 40 acres of glebe, value £75, net yearly value £108, in the gift of Mrs. Wilson, of Kenley, Surrey, and held since 1886 by the Rev. William Alfred Shilcock B.A. of Christ's College, Cambridge, who resides at Barrow-on-Trent vicarage house, locally in Twyford. There is a Congregational chapel here. The principal landowners are Richard Sale esq. who is lord of the manor, Sir Henry Dalrymple DesVœux bart. of 46 Grosvenor pl w and Sir Vauncey Harpur Crewe bart. of Calke. The Sale family were landowners here at the time of the Domesday survey. The soil is gravelly; subsoil, various. The chief crops are oats, wheat, barley, but there is a good portion of pasture land. The entire area is 5,840 acres. The area of Barrow-upon-Trent is 1,130 acres; rateable value, £2,638 ; the population of the township in 1881 was 299. Sinfin and Arleston form a township in the parish of Barrow, to the north, with a population in 1881 of 55.

SINFIN, 3 miles south from Derby, contains 351 acres of fertile land. Sir Vauncey Harpur Crewe bart. is the sole landowner.

ARLESTON is 4 miles south-by-west from Derby, with 445 acres of fertile land; rateable value, £1,131. Arleston House, a very ancient building, is supposed to have been formerly a chapel.

Parish Clerk, Edward Garratt.

POST OFFICE.-Charles Robinson, receiver. Letters through Derby arrive at 6.15 a.m. ; dispatched at 6.25 p.m. ; sundays 5.30 p. m. The nearest money order office is at Chellaston ; the nearest telegraph office at Chellaston station. Postal orders are issued here, but not paid

School, mixed, erected in 1843 to hold about 100 ; average attendance, 66 ; Mrs. S. E. Robinson, mistress

Bing Andrew Bernard
Eadie James, Barrow hall
Ley Francis
Sale Richard, Barrow hill
Southall Thomas
Turner George


Bucknall Sarah (Mrs.), farmer
Bucknall Samuel Thomas, farmer
Camp John, farmer
Elkins John, farmer
Frost John, farmer; & at Ednestone
Garratt Edward, wheelwright
Garratt Enoch, joiner
Garratt Joseph, farmer
Haynes James, blacksmith
Marson John, farmer
Roome Charles, baker
Sharp George, coal dealer
Sharp George, farmer
Spencer Reuben, shoe maker
Turner George, landscape painter
Wagg Stephen, farmer
Williamson Ellen (Mrs.), farmer

Mather Thomas, farmer
Radford John, farmer
Sharpe George, farmer, Sinfin Moor
Smith William, farmer, Sinfin Moor
Webb William, farmer

Brickwood, William, farmer
Brown James, farmer

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