Sinfin is a southern suburb of Derby, England, historically it was a separate village. It contained the main centre of Rolls-Royce, on Nightingale Road. It still encompasses the housing developments of new Sinfin, which merge imperceptibly with those at Stenson Fields, over the city boundary.
Sinfin is recorded in the Domesday Book produced in 1086 as Sedenfeld as a manor that belonged to baron Henry de Ferrers. Mention is made of two carucates of land assessed to the geld; land for one plough and two villeins having another and of 6 acres (24,000 m2) of meadow. The land was valued at ten shillings. Its undertenant was named William, later William de Rolleston, a vassal to Henry de Ferrers, who displaced a Saxon thegn named Ulfkell. Today the Ferrers name is still seen in Sinfin.
Sinfin now has two distinct areas - the "new" and the "old"; it also merges with the Stenson Fields district of Derby to the south. The "old" part is bordered to the north by the Derby - Crewe railway. Here, at the outset of WW2, was built a substantial ordnance depot. This was protected by a series of pillboxes, gun emplacements and barrage balloons. Most of this is now built over but some evidence remains.
There is a Roman Catholic church, a church centre and, at the older part of Sinfin, St Stephen's church.
Secondary schools serving the Sinfin area include City of Derby Academy.
The Church at Sinfin Moor
Sinfin Moor Church was built in 1970 and is a Local Ecumenical Partnership. This means that people from three denominations worship there: Methodists, Anglicans and United Reformed Church. It has its own dedicated website listing events both at the Church, the local area and also the Nature Reserve. This and more information can also be found on their Facebook page. Both links are listed at the bottom of this page.
- Ted Moult - TV Personality in 1950s and 60s.
- Alan Mullarkey - Former mayor of Derby and Labour Party councillor for the Sinfin Ward.
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- "Ordnance Survey Election Maps website". Ordnance Survey.
- Domesday Book: A Complete Transliteration. London: Penguin, 2003. p.748 ISBN 0-14-143994-7
- The Victoria History of the County of Derby, William Page, Ed., volume one, 1905, Archibald Constable and Co. Ltd.
- "Local Nature Reserves". Natural England. Retrieved 3 February 2011.
- Sinfin home page
- Sinfin home page
- News from Sinfin from the Derby Telegraph
- Sinfin Moor Church Website. The Facebook link is on the front page