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 - - 679462.jpg
Barrow upon Trent Church
Derbyshire UK parish map highlighting Barrow upon Trent.svg
Barrow upon Trent parish highlighted within Derbyshire
Population558 (2011)
OS grid referenceSK353285
Civil parish
  • Barrow upon Trent
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDERBY
Postcode districtDE73
Dialling code01332
AmbulanceEast Midlands
List of places

Barrow upon Trent is a village and civil parish in the South Derbyshire district of Derbyshire, England with a business park planned for the outskirts of the village. 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] increasing to 558 at the 2011 Census.[2] 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[3] 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 Tarmac quarry.

Famous people[edit]

Barrow-Upon-Trent was home to the writer Anne Mozley[4] and the artist George Turner (1841–1910) who moved here from Cromford. Turner went on to train his son, William Lakin Turner, along with David Payne in the village.


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 (developed by the Knights Hospitallers) 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.


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


  1. ^ a b Parish council site accessed 20 March 2013
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 15 September 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  3. ^ Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 2003. p. 748 ISBN 0-14-143994-7
  4. ^ Ellen Jordan, ‘Mozley, Anne (1809–1891)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 17 Nov 2014

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