Sinfin

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Sinfin
Sinfin is located in Derbyshire
Sinfin
Sinfin
 Sinfin shown within Derbyshire
District Derby
Shire county Derbyshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DERBY
Postcode district DE24
Dialling code 01332
Police Derbyshire
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Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Derby South[1]
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Coordinates: 52°52′59″N 1°29′13″W / 52.883°N 1.487°W / 52.883; -1.487

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.

History[edit]

Sinfin is recorded in the Domesday Book produced in 1086[2] 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.[3] 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.

Amenities[edit]

Sinfin also has a shopping centre. This houses a travel agent, a library, an Asda supermarket and a newsagent, chemist, amongst other outlets.

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[edit]

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.

Sinfin Moor Church

Nature reserve[edit]

The 24 hectare (60 acres) Sinfin Moor Local Nature Reserve lies on the southern edge of the community.[4]

Famous residents[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Single-story flat-roofed brick building with dark wood double doors and a large wood raised gold lettered sign, on a cloudy day, c. 2007
The Ferrers Arms Bar. 
Brick-faced church with a 45-degree tiled gable roof, with a large front-mounted cross on a white background, on grassy land, c. 2004.
St Stephen's Church. 
Small two-story Swiss-style building with white-trimmed sectioned windows, shingled cross-hipped roof and two tall chimneys.
The County Pub, Sinfin. 
Low-slung reinforced gun emplacement, with two long horizontal gun-slit windows, c. 2008.
Pillbox Goodsmoor Rd. 
Russ David Stephen at Goodsmoor Bridge overlooking the Ordnance depot
Goodsmoor Bridge overlooking the Ordnance depot, circa 1964. 
Sinfin Moor Church 
Sinfin Moor Church full exterior 
The Cross and Welcome board at Sinfin Moor Church 
The Altar at Sinfin Moor Church 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ordnance Survey Election Maps website". Ordnance Survey. 
  2. ^ Domesday Book: A Complete Transliteration. London: Penguin, 2003. p.748 ISBN 0-14-143994-7
  3. ^ The Victoria History of the County of Derby, William Page, Ed., volume one, 1905, Archibald Constable and Co. Ltd.
  4. ^ "Local Nature Reserves". Natural England. Retrieved 3 February 2011. 
  5. ^ Sinfin home page

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