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Cromford, Derbyshire: Harrod's Directory, 1870
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From: J Harrod & Co.'s Postal and Commercial Directory of Derbyshire, Leicestershire,
Rutland and Staffordshire (1870), Second Edition
Price - Eighteen Shillings
pub. London & Norwich (1870), pp.97-99
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CROMFORD is a parish, small market town, and railway station, distant 2 miles from Wirksworth, and 1 from Matlock Bath, in the north division of the county, and hundred of Wirksworth, union of Bakewell, county court district of Wirksworth, diocese of Lichfield, archdeaconry of Derby, and rural deanery of Wirksworth. The town, which is well lighted with gas, is pleasantly situated amidst hill and dale ; the scenery surrounding is very fine and picturesque. Messrs Arkwright & Co. have extensive mills here and at Matlock, called the Masson Mills. This firm is in high repute for cotton spinning, and gives employment to between 300 and 400 hands. In the vicinity are lead mines. The parish contains 1020 acres of land. The church, dedicated to St Mary, is a handsome stone edifice, partly covered with ivy. It was rebuilt a few years since by the Arkwright family. It consists of a tower with one bell and clock. The living is a vicarage in the gift of F. Arkwright, Esq. The Rev. Robert Jones is the vicar. A chapel of ease belonging to Matlock church, situated in Scarthin row, in the parish of Matlock, was erected in 1868-9. It is a neat stone edifice, and will seat about 200 persons. Rev. ___ Pelle (of Matlock) is the incumbent. The Wesleyan chapel is a large building in Scarthin row. It was enlarged in 1840, and will seat about 1000 persons. The Rev. ___ Cockill is the minister. The Wesleyan Reformers or Free Church Methodists, and the Primitive Methodists, have also each a chapel here, which are supplied by circuit ministers. There are three schools, situated in North street, for boys, girls, and infants, erected by the late Richard Arkwright, Esq., and are still supported by that family. The buildings, which are of stone, are neat and substantial; the interiors are also well fitted up for educational purposes. The average number of boys attending is 90, of whom Henry Tissington is master; number of girls, 90, Mrs Alice Parker mistress; and number of infants about 100, Miss Emily Griffith mistress. Post, money-order, and telegraph office, D. Kidd, postmaster. Letters arrive at 7.30 a.m., and are dispatched at 6 p.m. Post-office savings bank. Railway station, Midland line, Edwin Furniss, station-master.

Arkwright Frederick, Esq., Rock house
Arkwright James Chas., Esq., Oak hill
Arkwright Mrs, Willersley castle
Hawley Mr William, the Ashes
Hodgkinson Mr James, Scarthin row
Jones Rev. Robert .M., M.A., vicar and rural dean, the Vicarage, Oak hill
Lucias Rev. Arthur, Bridge house
Marsden Mrs, Scarthin row
Potter William, Esq., Scarthin row
Tissington Mr George
Wheatcroft Nathaniel, Esq.

GENERAL TRADES, &c.
Abell John, coal merchant, the Wharf - P.R. Boussall
Allan Wm., beer retailer, Scarthin row
ARKWRIGHT AND COMPANY, cotton spinners, Cromford and Masson mills
Baddaley Mrs Eliz., grocer, Market place
Barker Abraham, shoemaker and vict., Bull's head, Scarthin row
Bellaers Joseph, draper, Market place
BIDDULPH BROTHERS, corn millers, Cromford mills
Boden Able, baker, Scarthin row
Boden Edward, butcher, Scarthin row
Boden Henry, coal merchant, the Wharf
Britland Joseph, boot and shoemaker, the Hill
Brown Aaron, butcher
Bunting Thos., wheelwright, Water lane
Bunting Wm., blacksmith, Market place
Burton Mrs Mary Ann, shopkeeper, the Hill
CHEETHAM JOSEPH, tailor, woollen draper, and hatter, Market place
CLAY RICHARD, chemist and druggist, drugs, chemicals, and patent medicines of every description, white paints, oils, and colours, horse and cattle medicines, Market place
Dawson Mrs Rebecca, haberdasher, Market place
Eaton Charles, boot and shoemaker, Staffordshire row
FRANCIS WILLIAM, joiner and builder, Market place
FRYER MRS MARY, linen and woollen draper, silk mercer, haberdasher, hosier, and glover, funerals furnished, and family mourning, Scarthin row
Furniss Edwin, station-master, rail. station
Gell Peter, Blue Bell inn, the Hill
Gray Hugh, tailor, Market place
Hall Luke, cab proprietor, Scarthin road
Harrison W., umbrella maker, Scarthin rd.
Howsley Mrs Anne, Railway inn, Steeple grange
KIDD DAVID, furnishing and general ironmonger, grocer and tea dealer, and dealer in British wines, bottled and draught ales, Market place
KIDD JOHN, ironmonger, brazier, tin, iron, and zinc plate worker, baths of every description always in stock, ash pans, stove piping, &c., &c., Market place
KIDD WILL., Jun., bookbinder, copperplate, lithographic, and letterpress printer, bookseller, stationer, &c., engraving in all its branches, musical instruments, &c., Scarthin row
Kidd Wm., sen., general draper, grocer, furniture and paperhanging dealer, Scarthin row
Kidd Wm., coal merchant, Scarthin row
KINDER JOHN, Greyhound family and commercial hotel, and posting house. This old-established hotel will be found replete with every comfort for families and commercial gentlemen, Market place
Kirk John, hatter, Scarthin row
LAYCOCK MISS MARTHA J., ladies' boarding-school, references and terms on application, Woodend
Morow Francis, Junction inn, Railway end
Nelson Robert, watch and clockmaker, Market place
Nicholls Alfred, saddler, Market place
OUTRAM THOMAS S., currier and leather merchant, dealer in cloth, linings, boot uppers, and every description of grindery, Market place
PARKER THOMAS, plumber, glazier, gasfitter, hot-water apparatus fitted for greenhouses, entrance halls, baths, &c., painter, gilder, paperhanger, &c., North street
Potter Wm., paint manufacturer, Cramford mineral paint works
Robinson Richard, baker, the Hill
Salisbury T. H., mineral agent, Scarthin row
Smedley Wm. & Joseph, grocers, North st.
Smith Miss Hannah, grocer, Scarthin row
Smith J., boot and shoemaker, Market pl.
Smithurst Wm., shoemaker, Scarthin row
Spencer John, china dealer and greengrocer, Scarthin row
Statham George, butcher and vict., Cock inn, the Hill
Stone John, grocer, Market place
Storer Joseph, grocer and ale and porter stores, Scarthin row
Swift Anthony, baker, the Hill
Taylor John, haircutter, Scarthin row
Tissington George, agent for Messrs Arkwright & Co., cotton spinners
Tissington Henry, master of boys' school, North street
TOPLIS JOHN, grocer and provision dealer, Scarthin row
Toplis Mrs Sarah A., shopkeeper, Staffordshire row
Wheatcroft Nathaniel, coal and general merchant, the Wharf
WHITE ROBERT G., linen draper, auctioneer, debt collector, &c., Market place
Wildgoose George, china dealer, fruiterer and greengrocer, Market place

FARMERS.
Hatfield Mrs Hannah, Moor side
Howsley Mrs Anne, Steeple grange
Morow Francis, Railway end
Potter Anthony, and higgler
Swift James, and cattle dealer
Taylor John, Barnwell lane


An Ann Andrews transcript.
Note: spelling, case and punctuation are as they appear in the Directory