Arleston, with Synfin
ARLESTON, with Synfin, a liberty, in the parish of Barrow, union of Shardlow, hundred of Appletree (though locally in the hundred of Repton and Gresley), S. division of the county of Derby,. 4½ miles (S. by W.) from Derby; containing 85 inhabitants. The manor of Arleston was conveyed, in 1426, to the Bothes, whose descendant died seised of it in 1519; it afterwards came to the Blounts, and from them to Sir John Harpur, ancestor of the Crewes. Synfin belonged in the reign of Edward I. to the family of Toke, who were succeeded by the Bothes; and this estate came also, in the reign of Charles I., to the ancestor of Sir John Crewe, Bart. Synfin moor, a large common, on which the Derby races were held, was inclosed about 1804.
Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.