Findern

FINDERN, a chapelry, in the parish of Mickleover, union of Burton-upon-Trent, hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, S. division of the county of Derby, 5 miles (S. W. by S.) from Derby; containing 416 inhabitants. It comprises 1622a. 2r. 22p., and has a village that extends round a green of about two acres. The manufacture of velvet and silk is carried on. The Trent and Mersey canal, and the Birmingham and Derby railway, pass through the township. The chapel is dedicated to All Saints. There is a place of worship for Unitarians. John Allsop, in 1714, bequeathed land now producing £50 a year, for the maintenance of a schoolmaster. It is said traditionally that this place belonged to Lord Findern in the time of Richard III., and was confiscated after the battle of Bosworth-Field.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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