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Barrow upon Trent, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Barrow-upon-Trent, a township and a parish in Derbyshire. The township lies on the river Trent, adjacent to the Grand Trunk Canal, 2½ miles W of Chellaston station, and 6 S of Derby, under which it has a post office. Acreage, 1203; population of the civil parish, 332; of the ecclesiastical, 581. The parish of Barrow, with the townships of Sinfin and Arleston, is in Shardlow union; Twyford and Stenson form a distinct parish and township in Burton union. The parishes are quite distinct, but united for ecclesiastical purposes under one vicar. Twyford has an ancient church with Norman chancel arch. The living is a vicarage united with the perpetual curacy of Twyford, in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £110 with residence. The church is an ancient building in Early English style, and there is a Congregational chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDerbyshire 
Ecclesiastical parishBarrow St. Wilfrid 
Poor Law unionShardlow 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Barrow-on-Trent and Twyford 1657-1812, Derbyshire, is available to browse online.

The parish register dates from the year 1657., in conjunction with the Derbyshire Record Office, have the Church of England Baptisms (1538-1916), Marriages and Banns (1538-1932), and Burials (1538-1991) online.


Church of England

St. Wilfred (parish church)

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: a new marble pulpit was erected in 1894 by the Sale family: there are 157 sittings.


Congregational Chapel

The Congregational chapel here, built in 1841, has 140 sittings.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Barrow upon Trent from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.


Online maps of Barrow upon Trent are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online:

DistrictSouth Derbyshire
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE73
Post TownDerby