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Charlesworth, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.78-79
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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CHARLESWORTH, on the borders of Cheshire, is a township and parish, formed in 1849 from that of Glossop, including CHISWORTH and SIMMONDLEY, in the High Peak division of the county, hundred of High Peak civil parish, petty sessional division, union and county court district of Glossop, rural deanery of Glossop, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. Charlesworth township is 1½ miles west from Dinting station on the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire railway, 2½ miles south-west from Glossop, 13 from Manchester and 200½ from London. The church of St. John, erected in 1849 at a cost of £2,700, is a cruciform building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, north porch and a tower on the north side forming a north transept, and containing one bell, dated 1849: there are 480 sittings, 100 being free. The register dates from the year 1849. The living is a vicarage, tithe rent-charge £3, gross yearly value £200, with 3 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of the Crown and Bishop of Southwell alternately, and held since 1878 by the Rev. Geo. Collins M.A. of St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, and M.A. ad eundem Oxon. There is a Congregational chapel (formerly a Catholic chapel), and a Particular Baptist chapel, built in 1835. Cotton spinning and rope and cotton band making are carried on here. Lord Howard of Glossop is lord of the manor and the principal landowner. The soil is clay; subsoil, sandstone. The chief crops are hay. The area is 1,463 acres; rateable value, £4,768; the population of the township in 1881 was 1,399, and of the ecclesiastical district 2,315; acreage, 3,322; rateable value, £4.768.

POST OFFICE.-Miss Ellen Hague, receiver. Letters through Manchester via Broadbottom, which is the nearest money order & telegraph office, arrive at 8.10 a.m. & 6.15 p.m. & are dispatched at same times ; postal orders are issued, but not paid

WALL LETTER BOX, cleared at 8 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; sundays, 10a.m

Congregational. Charlesworth, erected in 1823, for 256 children; average attendance, 98 ; Thomas Ramsden Shaw, master
Wesleyan, Chisworth (mixed), erected in 1871, for 130 children; average attendance, 72 ; Mrs. Phoebe Bagshaw, mistress

is a township, 4 miles south-west from Glossop and about 1 mile, by field paths, from Mottram Station. Here are cotton mills and collieries. The acreage is 794 ; rateable value, £1,782; the population in 1881 was 422.

WALL LETTER BOX cleared at 8.30 a.m. & 5.45 p.m

Wesleyan Methodist chapel, built in 1834, with a small burial ground attached.

Simmondley is a township, partly within Glossop borough, near the Manchester and Sheffield railway, 1 mile south-west from Glossop. The acreage is 989 ; rateable value, £2,141; the population in 1881 was 506.

Letters through Glossop, which is the nearest post, money order & telegraph office, arrive at 9 a.m. The nearest LETTER BOX is at Dinting

The children of this place attend the day schools at Charlesworth, Dinting & Whitfield

Congregational (branch) Sunday School, erected in 1884


Booth George, sen. Littlefield house
Booth Joseph, Spring cottage
Collins Rev. George M.A. Vicarage
Ratcliffe John Harrison, Woodseats
Rowbottom Joseph, Lee Vale house
Rowbottom James, Beech house
Rowbottom Miss
Smith Crosland, Lee Vale cottage

Beaumont William, shopkeeper
Booth George & Sons, cotton band manufacturers, Lee Vale mill
Booth John & Son, cotton band manufacturers, Lee Vale rope works
Booth Charles, butcher
Booth Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmer, Lee brow
Booth John, butcher
Booth John, cotton band manufacturer, see George Booth & Sons
Booth Joseph, farmer
Booth Samuel, farmer
Bowers Samuel, slater & plasterer
Burdekin George, farmer, Woodseats
Charlesworth & Chisworth Conservative Club (John Thomas Wooliscroft, sec)
Charlesworth & Chisworth Liberal Club (Benjamin Harrison Rowbottom,sec)
Co-operative Stores (Thos. Hallas, sec)
Cooper Edwin, com. traveller, Mayhouse
Cooper George, shoe maker & farmer
Cooper Moses, tailor, grocer & farmer
Cooper Rhoda (Mrs.), draper
Cooper Sarah (Mrs.), Horse Shoe inn
Dakin Reuben, grocer & corn
Drinkwater William, farmer
Garlick Edward, beer retailer & farmer
Garside William, shoe maker
Goddard James, farmer
Hague Charles, grocer, Post office
Hallas James, George & Dragon P.H
Handforth Mary (Mrs.), farmer
Harrison John, farmer, Coombs farm
Harrison William, farmer, Hargate hill
Higton Thomas, farmer
Higginbottom Joseph, farmer
Higginbottom Samuel, besom maker
Higginbottom Wright, farmer
Hunt William Henry, surgeon
Jackson John, joiner
Jackson Joseph, farmer
Jackson William, farmer
Lowndes John, farmer, Warehouse fold
Moss Robert, grocer & corn dealer
Neal Edward, greengrocer
Ratcliffe John Harrison, cotton spinner & cotton band manfr. Kinderlee mills
Ratcliffe Jn. Harrison, farmr. Woodseats
Redford Samuel, farmer, Hargate hill
Rowbottom James, cotton spinner & doubler & cotton band manufacturer, Holehouse mills
Rowbottom James, farmer
Rowbottom Peter, grocer & draper
Rowbottom Thomas, farmer
Shaw John, tailor
Shepley David, shoe maker
Shepley Thos. hide & skin dlr. & farmer
Sidebottom Andrew (Mrs.), farmer
Sidebottom William, farmer
Smith Crosland, Cotton band manufactr
Smith John, farmer, Woodseats
Sykes Jonathan & Thomas Beard, slaters & plasterers
Swallow James, quarry owner
Taylor William, joiner
Thornley Alice (Mrs.), grocer
Thornley James, wheelwright
Wainwright John, farmer, Stockwell frm
Walker Thomas, farmer
Wharam Walter, Bulls' Head P.H
Wild John, farmer
Wild William, farmer
Wood John, wheelwright & smith


Brown James, Chisworth house
Clayton Abel
Hett George, Fair view
Ratcliffe Mrs. Rarewood house
Rowbottom George, Chewwood

Ashton Hannah (Mrs.), farmr. Sandy la
Bedford Alice (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Booth Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmr. Holehouse
Booth Fredk. farm bailiff to Mrs. Ratcliffe
Bradbury Robert, farmer
Bradley Henry, shopkeeper
Brown James, bleacher
Clayton Abel, colliery owner & min. enginr
Clayton James, farmer
Cooper Caleb, farmer, Hill Top farm
Cooper Mary Ann (Mrs.), farmer, Hill top
Co-operative Stores (George Hallas, sec)
Crowshaw John, shopkeeper
Hallas George, Commercial inn
Hallas Jonathan, farmer
Hett Elizabeth (Mrs.), dress maker
Higginbottom Joseph, quarry owner
Ratcliffe Jas. Thos. farmer, Sandy lane
Reece James, farmer
Rowbottom James, cotton doubler, Chewwood
Rowbottom Jesse, farmer, Moorside
Salt Alfred (Mrs.), farmer, Boarfold
Salt Charles, farmer, Sandy lane
Salt James, farmer, Boarfold
Sidebottom Ann (Mrs.), farmer, Sandy la
Thornley Eli, grocer & corn dealer
Thornley James, farmer
Thornley Jas. jun. farmer, Intakes frm
Varley Selina (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Wild Joseph, farmer


Smith Alfred

Bennett James, farmer
Bennett John, farmer, Plainstead
Bennett Randle, farmer, Cownedge
Buckley George, farmer
Charlesworth William, farmer
Dewsnap Samuel, farmer & beer retailr
Dixon Peter, farmer
Hadfield Charles, farmer, Cownedge
Harrison Abel, milleral water manufacturer, Simmondley springs
Higginbottom Hugh, farmer, Rose farm Hill
Jane (Miss), farmer
Hurst Chas. farmr. Simmondley Hall fm
Hurst William, farmer
Jackson Albert, farmer
Lyne William & Sons, picker maker & cotton band manufacturer
Lyne George, picker maker & cotton band manufr. see William Lyne & Sons
Lyne George, farmer
Lyne Thomas, picker makers & cotton band manufrs. see Wm. Lyne & Sons
Lyne Thomas, farmer
Marshall Thomas, farmer
Newton Robert, slater & plasterer
Redford Sarah (Mrs.), farmer
Robinson Samuel, farmer
Shaw John James, cattle dealer
Smith Alfred, farmer
Thorne Mary Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Wardle Aaron, farmer, Sitch farm
White Thomas, shopkeeper

[End of transcript. Spelling, case and punctuation are as they appear in the Directory.]

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