A quiet, unspoilt village between the river and canal
A quiet, unspoilt South Derbyshire village, between the River Trent and The Trent & Mersey Canal, about 5 miles South of Derby.
Discover St Wilfrid’s the medieval stone church that was an outpost for the Knights Hospitallers of St John. The Church has many interesting features, old and new. The Knights Hospitallers, who were given the Church and surrounding land in 1165, were a change-making presence in this small village.
The chapel in the village had to be erected on arches to raise it to the level of the road, now called Chapel Lane, which was 3 or 4 feet higher up. The old manor house and grounds, together with fishing rights to the River Trent were given to the Methodist Ministers Retirement Fund by the last owners, Mr and Mrs Houst. As a result, in 1949 Manor Court was built comprising of flats for retiring ministers who had no home in which to live. Elsewhere, an old farmhouse called The Walnuts was where the family of George Turner the artist lived in the 19th century. Many of his landscapes were painted in this area.
There are plenty of walking and cycling routes to enjoy nearby and other places to visit include National Trust Calke Abbey, Mercia Marina (Europe’s largest inland marina), Elvaston Castle & Country Park, Foremark Reservoir, Staunton Harold Reservoir and Donington Park Race Circuit.
- Barrow on Trent Derbyshire DE73 7HB
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