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Barrow upon Trent is a village and civil parish in the South Derbyshire district of Derbyshire, England. 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. Nearby places are Sinfin, Ingleby, Arleston, and Swarkestone.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 by the King. The land included 8acre 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. It also owns "The Pinfold", a small walled area originally used for holding stray cattle.The village is home to a Lafarge quarry.Famous peopleBarrow-Upon-Trent was home to the writer Anne Mozley and the artist George Turner (1841-1910) who moved here from Cromford. Turner went on to train his son, William Lakin Turner, along with other notable artists.
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