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Chilcote, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p.93
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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CHILCOTE is a township, on the river Mease, 6½ miles south-west from Ashby-de-la-Zouch, 8 north-east from Tamworth, 9 south-east from Burton-upon-Trent, and 3 south-west from Donisthorpe station on the Ashby and Nuneaton branch of the Midland railway, in the Southern division of the county, belonging to the parish of Clifton Campville, in Staffordshire, and forms a detached portion of the hundred of Repton and Gresley, Swadlincote petty sessional division, union and county court district of Tamworth, rural deanery of Tamworth, archdeaconry of Stafford and diocese of Lichfield. The chapel of St. Matthew is a small plain brick building, which, after being wretchedly repaired in 1842, was thoroughly renovated in 1885 by Mrs. Robertson, of Nether Seal Hall, in memory of her late husband, Frances Robertson esq. and their only son; it consists of chancel, nave, north porch and a small turret on the western gable containing one bell: in a niche in the south wall stands the upper part of the 14th century octagonal font, 27in. in diameter : previous to the repairs of 1842 there was a round-headed Norman doorway in the north wall of the nave: there are 48 sittings. The living is a chapelry annexed to the rectory of Clifton Campville, average tithe rent-charge £580, joint gross yearly value £728, including 103 acres or glebe, with residence, in the gift or H. J. Pye esq. and held since 1868 by the Rev. Thomas Samuel Fraser Rawlins M.A. late fellow of Worcester College, Oxford, who resides at Clifton Campville, Staffs. Mrs. Mary K. Robertson, of Nether Seal Hall, is the sole landowner. The soil is mixed ; subsoil, sandstone, clay and gravel. The chief crops are wheat, barley, beans, oats and turnips. The area is 1,325 acres ; rateable value, £1,915; the population in 1881 was 194.

Parish Clerk, Charles Spencer.

Letters through Ashby-de-la-Zouch, which is the nearest money order & telegraph office, arrive at 9.30 a.m.

WALL BOX cleared at 5.10 p. m. week days & 10 a.m. Sundays

School (mixed), erected in 1876, for 40 children; average attendance, 18; Miss Mary Cowan, mistress

Faux Joseph Wright, farmer
Faux Richard, farmer
Mear John, farmer
Mear John, jun. farmer
Thompson Richard, farmer

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