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Barrow upon Trent Derbyshire Family History Guide

Barrow upon Trent is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire. Twyford and Stenson is a chapelry of Barrow. 

Alternative names: Barrow, Barrow-on-Trent and Twyford

Other places in the parish include: Simfin and Arlestone, Arleston and Sinfin, and Sinfin and Arleston. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1657
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Normanton
  • Sinfin Moor
  • Swarkestone
  • Twyford and Stenson
  • Foremark
  • Stanton by Bridge

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BARROW-UPON-TRENT, a township and a parish in Derbyshire. The township is in Shardlow district; and lies on the river Trent, adjacent to the Grand Trunk canal, 3½ miles E by N of Willington r. station, and 6 S of Derby. Real property, £2,345. Pop., 260. Houses, 61. The parish is partly also in Burton-upon-Trent district; and includes likewise the liberty of Arleston and Sinfin, and the township of Twyford and Stenson. Post Town, Chellaston, under Derby. Acres, 5,840. Real property, £6,303. Pop., 526. Houses, 111. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Twyford, in the diocese of Lichfield Value, £105. Patron, A. Moore, Esq. The church is old but good; and there are Independent and Wesleyan chapels, and charities £30.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918


Derbyshire parish registers. Marriages
by Phillimore, W. P. W. (William Phillimore Watts), 1853-1913, ed; Blagg, Thomas Matthews, ed

Barrow upon Trent and Twyford Derbyshire Marriages 1657 to 1812 -

Barrow upon Trent and Twyford Derbyshire Marriages 1657 to 1812  - UK Genealogy Archives


County: Derbyshire
Civil Registration District: Shardlow
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Stanton by Bridge
Poor Law Union: Shardlow
Hundred: Appletree; Morleston and Litchurch
Province: Canterbury