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Sandiacre lock.jpg
Sandiacre Lock
Sandiacre is located in Derbyshire
Location within Derbyshire
Population8,889 (parish, 2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSK 47660 36446
Civil parish
  • Sandiacre
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNG10
Dialling code0115
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°55′23″N 1°17′28″W / 52.923°N 1.291°W / 52.923; -1.291Coordinates: 52°55′23″N 1°17′28″W / 52.923°N 1.291°W / 52.923; -1.291

Sandiacre is a town and civil parish in the borough of Erewash in Derbyshire, in the East Midlands region of England adjoining the border with Nottinghamshire. The population of the town was 8,889 at the 2011 Census.

The name Sandiacre is usually thought to refer to a sandy acre, though another interpretation, based on Saint Diacre, is sometimes advanced.[2]


Seven miles west of Nottingham and nine miles east of Derby, Sandiacre is part of the Greater Nottingham urban area. It is on the western side of the River Erewash from Stapleford in Nottinghamshire. Sandiacre is adjoined 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.


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. The building suffered a large fire in April 2020 which caused extensive damage.[3] Examples of lace making and furniture making can still be found today.[4] The discovery of local ironstone led to the development of Stanton Ironworks in 1787.[5] DB Cargo UK's 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,[6] and passenger trains travelling on the London 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 Trentbarton.

St Giles' Church, Sandiacre 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 2,954, with the 1971 census reporting a population of 7,792.[7] The current population is now hovering at an estimated 9,000.[8]


The schools in Sandiacre are Ladycross Infants School, Cloudside Academy junior school and Friesland School – a secondary school with sixth form.



Sandiacre Town F.C. (established in 1978) play at St. Giles' Park. The first team compete in the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division.[9]


Sandiacre Town Cricket Club (established in 1877) play at the ground on Longmoor Lane.[10] Sandiacre Town CC compete in the Derbyshire County Cricket League; the top level for recreational club cricket in Derbyshire, England, and is a designated ECB Premier League. Since the League was founded in 1999, Sandiacre have won 6 Championship league titles: 2002, 2004, 2012, 2015, 2017 and 2021.[11] They have also been the winners of the ECB National Club Cricket Championship in 2003[12] and 2014.[13]

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  1. ^ "Neighbourhood Statistics". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  2. ^ "William Camden | Nottinghamshire, Derby and Warwick". Vision of Britain.
  3. ^ "Drone footage shows extent of fire in old mill". BBC News.
  4. ^ Sandiacre Archived 9 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Stoney Clouds LNR Sandiacre Archived 5 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ The Andrews Pages : Sandiacre, Derbyshire : Kelly's Directory, 1891 Archived 12 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Sandiacre CP/AP Derbyshire through time | Local history overview for the Parish-level Unit". 1 October 1921.
  8. ^ Erewash tourism guide Archived 9 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Euro Soccer Nottinghamshire Senior League". Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  10. ^ "Sandiacre Town play-cricket website". Sandiacre Town Cricket Club. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  11. ^ "Derbyshire County Cricket League". Derbyshire County Cricket League. Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  12. ^ "Cricinfo - A brief history". Retrieved 10 November 2007.
  13. ^ "Club Cricket Championship Winners". Retrieved 14 December 2021.
  14. ^ "Prebendaries - Sandiacre | British History Online". 22 June 2003.
  15. ^ ODNB entry: Retrieved 11 July 2011. Subscription required.
  16. ^ Cricket Archive: Retrieved 15 March 2012.

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