Barrow upon Trent

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Coordinates: 52°51′11″N 1°28′37″W / 52.853°N 1.477°W / 52.853; -1.477

Barrow upon Trent
St Wilfrid's Church, Barrow upon Trent - geograph.org.uk - 679462.jpg
Barrow upon Trent Church'
Derbyshire UK parish map highlighting Barrow upon Trent.svg
Barrow upon Trent parish highlighted within Derbyshire
Population 546 
OS grid reference SK353285
District South Derbyshire
Shire county Derbyshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DERBY
Postcode district DE73
Dialling code 01332
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
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Barrow upon Trent is a village and civil parish in the South Derbyshire district of Derbyshire, England. The village is south of Derby, and between the River Trent (to the south) and the Trent and Mersey Canal (to the north). According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 546.[1] Nearby places are Sinfin, Ingleby, Arleston, and Swarkestone.

Barrow on Trent Cottages

One of the earliest mentions of this place is in the Domesday book where it is listed amongst the lands given to Henry de Ferrers[2] by the King. The land included 8 acres (32,000 m2) of ground space and there were four oxen. Some of the land was described as "waste" but the value was put at two shillings.

The parish council owns an attractive row of ten Grade II listed cottages, known as "The Row". These are rented to people with village connections.[1] It also owns "The Pinfold", a small walled area originally used for holding stray cattle.

The village is home to a Lafarge quarry.

Famous people[edit]

Barrow-Upon-Trent was home to the writer Anne Mozley[3] and the artist George Turner (1841-1910) who moved here from Cromford. Turner went on to train his son, William Lakin Turner, along with other notable artists.

Facilities[edit]

In the parish there are a number of facilities: village hall, public house, youth group, preschool playgroup (2 years and above), Sale and Davy's C of E Primary School, St Wilfrid's church and a children's play park as well as a larger park with both a full size and a smaller size football pitch. There is no shop or post office. It is a lovely area for families, singletons and retirees alike.

BT Infinity[edit]

BT Infinity was installed in the village in October 2011. It is one of the first villages in the surrounding areas to do so. It was activated at the end of March 2012.

Transport[edit]

The main road, the A5132 has bypassed the village since 1969. There are bus services to Melbourne and Derby, but only on weekdays.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Parish council site accessed 20 March 2013
  2. ^ Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 2003. p. 748 ISBN 0-14-143994-7
  3. ^ Ellen Jordan, ‘Mozley, Anne (1809–1891)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 17 Nov 2014

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