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Findern, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Findern, a parish formed from that of Mickleover, Derbyshire, on the Grand: Trunk Canal, and on the Birmingham and Derby railway, near the river Trent, about 1¼mile N of Willington railway station, and 5 SSW of Derby. It has a post office under Derby; money order and telegraph office, Willington, Area, 1679 acres; population, 412. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £120. The church was built in 1864 on the site of a previous edifice, is in the Early English style, and has a nave 38 feet long, and a chancel 24 feet. There is a Wesleyan 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 
Civil parishMickleover 
HundredMorleston and Litchurch 
Poor Law unionBurton-upon-Trent 

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

Church Records, 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.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Findern from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictSouth Derbyshire
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE65
Post TownDerby