Sandiacre

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Sandiacre
Sandiacre lock.jpg
Sandiacre Lock
Sandiacre is located in Derbyshire
Sandiacre
Sandiacre
 Sandiacre shown within Derbyshire
Population 8,889 
OS grid reference SK482357
District Erewash
Shire county Derbyshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NOTTINGHAM
Postcode district NG10
Dialling code 0115
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Erewash
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Coordinates: 52°55′01″N 1°16′59″W / 52.917°N 1.283°W / 52.917; -1.283

Sandiacre is a town in the Borough of Erewash in Derbyshire, in the East Midlands region of England adjoining the border with Nottinghamshire.

The name Sandiacre is usually thought to refer to a sandy acre, though another interpretation, based on Saint Diacre, is sometimes advanced.[1]

Geography[edit]

Situated seven miles west of Nottingham and nine miles east of Derby, Sandiacre is part of the Greater Nottingham urban area, and is just on the western side of the River Erewash from Stapleford in Nottinghamshire. Sandiacre is neighboured by Long Eaton to the south and Risley to the west. Junction 25 of the M1 motorway lies in Sandiacre, where it crosses the A52 Brian Clough Way.

Background[edit]

The village lock-up and pinfold, thought to date from around 1660

The Erewash Canal passes through the centre of Sandiacre, and the small basin immediately above Sandiacre Lock (No. 11 on the canal) was once the terminal link of the now-defunct Derby Canal. Situated next to the canal in the town centre is the Springfield Mill, built in 1888 as a lace mill and a reminder of Sandiacre's industrial heritage, now converted into a modern apartment complex. Examples of lace making, engineering and furniture making can still be found today.[2] The discovery of local ironstone led to the development of Stanton Ironworks in 1787.[3] The EWS Toton depot, which lies on the edge of Sandiacre, was a main employer in the town a number of years ago.
Although there is currently no railway station, the town was once home to a terminal on the Midland Railway,[4] and passenger trains travelling on the St. Pancras - Manchester Piccadilly line still passed along the border with Stapleford during 2003-2004.
Transport links to Nottingham, Derby and the surrounding area are currently provided by Trent Barton.

St. Giles Church dates from the 10th century

The parish church is Saint Giles Church, which dates back to the 10th century. There is also a Methodist church in the town.

The old village lock-up still exists, situated near to St. Giles.

The 1801 census recorded Sandiacre's population as 405. By 1901, this had risen to 2954, with the 1971 census reporting a population of 7792.[5] The current population is now hovering at an estimated 9000.[6]

Schools[edit]

The schools in Sandiacre are Ladycross Infants School, Cloudside Junior School and Friesland School.

Sport[edit]

The town football club, Sandiacre Town F.C. play at St. Giles' Park. The local cricket team, Sandiacre Town Cricket Club, play at the ground on Longmoor Lane and were the winners of the Club Cricket Championship in 2003[7] and 2014.

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