Place:Arleston and Sinfin, Derbyshire, England

NameArleston and Sinfin
Alt namesArlestonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Sinfinsource: Family History Library Catalog
Sinfin and Arlestonsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeSettlement, Civil parish
Coordinates52.863°N 1.5°W
Located inDerbyshire, England
See alsoBarrow upon Trent, Derbyshire, Englandancient parish of which it was part
Appletree Hundred, Derbyshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Shardlow Rural, Derbyshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1959
South East Derbyshire Rural, Derbyshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1959-1974
South Derbyshire District, Derbyshire, Englandadministrative district covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Arleston and Sinfin from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"ARLESTON and SINFIN, a liberty in Barrow-upon Trent parish, Derbyshire; 3¼ miles SE of Derby. Population: 54. Houses, 10."

Arleston and Sinfin was originally a parochial libery with links to the ancient parish of Barrow upon Trent in the Appletree Hundred of Derbyshire, England.

It was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it became part of the Shardlow Rural District. In 1959 it was transferred to the South East Derbyshire Rural District on the demise of the Shardlow District. In 1968 it ceased to be a parochial liberty when 226 acres of its land was transferred to Barrow upon Trent. Since 1974 it has been in the non-metropolitan South Derbyshire District.


the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Arleston is a hamlet in the South Derbyshire District of Derbyshire, England, about 4 miles (6.4 km) south of the centre of Derby. It is located 1.2 miles (1.9 km) northwest of Barrow upon Trent and, since 1974, has been part of that village's civil parish. The Trent and Mersey Canal passes through Arleston.

Arleston's population is 46 and it is merely seventeen houses clustered together surrounded by farmland, seven of which lie around Arleston Farm to the north of the settlement and the remaining ten to the south of the settlement in the vicinity of Arleston House.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Arleston.

NOTE: The Wikipedia article on Sinfin refers much more to the former civil parish of Sinfin Moor and is covered in WeRelate under that parish.

Research Tips

  • British History Online (Victoria County Histories) does not appear to cover Derbyshire geographically. A History of the County of Derby: Volume 2, edited by William Page is a part-volume covering the religious houses of the county. No further volumes have been found.
  • GENUKI main page for Derbyshire which provides information on various topics covering the whole of the county, and also a link to a list of parishes. Under each parish there is a list of the settlements within it and brief description of each. This is a list of pre-1834 ancient or ecclesiastical parishes but there are suggestions as to how to find parishes set up since then. GENUKI provides references to other organizations who hold genealogical information for the local area. There is no guarantee that the website has been kept up to date and therefore the reader should check additional sources if possible.
  • The FamilyTree Wiki has a series of pages similar to those provided by GENUKI which may have been prepared at a later date and from more recent data. The wiki has a link to English Jurisdictions 1851 which gives the registration district and wapentake for each parish, together with statistics from the 1851 census for the area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time, Derbyshire, section "Units and Statistics" leads to analyses of population and organization of the county from about 1800 through 1974. There are pages available for all civil parishes, municipal boroughs and other administrative divisions. Descriptions provided are usually based on a gazetteer of 1870-72 which often provides brief notes on the economic basis of the settlement and significant occurences through its history.
  • These two maps indicate the boundaries between parishes, etc., but for a more detailed view of a specific area try a map from this selection. The oldest series are very clear at the third magnification offered. Comparing the map details with the GENUKI details for the same area is well worthwhile.