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Clay Cross (with Stretton & Woodthorpe), Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.95-98
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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CLAY CROSS is an ecclesiastical parish comprising the townships of Stretton, Clay Lane and Woodthorpe, formed 6 Feb. 1852, from the civil parish of North Wingfield, a small portion of Stretton, however, being in the parish of Shirland. Clay Cross is 5 miles south from Chesterfield and 139 from London, in the Chesterfield division of the county, Scarsdale hundred, a sub-division of Alfreton petty sessional division, Chesterfield union and county court district, rural deanery of Chesterfield, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. Here is a station on the Midland railway, which passes through the iron works by a tunnel 1 mile 140 yards in length. The "Local Government Act, 1858," was adopted here 14 May, 1875, and the township is governed by the Clay Lane local board of nine members and well lighted with gas and supplied with water by the Clay Cross and Waterworks Company. The church of St. Bartholomew, built in 1851, is an edifice of stone designed by Mr. Stevens, architect, of Derby, and consists of chancel, clerestoried nave of four bays, aisles, south porch and a western tower with spire containing 6 bells: vestries were subsequently added and the chancel altered at a cost of £700, under the direction of the late G. E. Street esq. R.A. : there are three stained windows, one of which, erected in 1880, is a memorial to Mr. H. Howe, engineer, and another, placed in 1878, is a memorial to Mrs. C. Binns : there are 500 sittings: the church and churchyard were closed to interments 1878-9. The separate register dates only from the year 1851 ; all previous entries relating to this place are in the parish registers of North Wingfield. The living is a vicarage, average tithe rent-charge £39, net yearly value £286, with residence and 3½ acres of glebe, in the gift of the rector of North Wingfield, and held since 1888 by the Rev. Henry Sharpe Oldham A.K.C.L. The church of St. Barnabas, situated at Danes Moor, and erected in 1883 as a chapel of ease to the parish church, is a building of stone, consisting of chancel with vestry, nave, south porch and a belfry, added in 1887: there are 220 sittings. The Catholic chapel, dedicated to St. Patrick and St. Bridget, was erected in 1862 and enlarged or rebuilt in 1882. There are also Baptist, Wesleyan, Primitive Methodist, Free Methodist and Methodist New Connexion chapels at Clay Cross; Methodist New Connexion and Primitive Methodist chapels at Danes Moor, and a Methodist New Connexion chapel at Handley. There is a cemetery of about 4 acres, with two mortuary chapels, the site being a gift from W. G. Turbutt esq. of Ogston Hall; it is under the supervision of a burial board of nine members. The Clay Cross Institute and Public Hall has an excellent library and is provided with a good supply of papers and periodicals. The Clay Cross Colliery and Ironworks Company employ about 3,000 hands. The Clay Cross and District Ploughing Association holds matches annually, in October. The principal landowners are Major W. G. Turbutt J.P. of Ogston Hall, Joseph H. Dixon esq. and the Clay Cross Company. The soil and subsoil are clay and loam; chief crops, wheat and oats, with some land in pasture. The area of the parish is 3,926 acres, and township of Clay Lane 1,313; rateable value, £15,311; the population in 1881 of the township was 6,347; of the parish. 7,794, and local board district, 6,879.

STRETTON township is in Alfreton county court district, and includes Handley, South Hill, Timberfield and Woolley Moor, and has a station on the Midland railway and a population of 630; area, 1,574 acres; rateable value, £4,076.

At Handley is St. Mark's school church, and in the township is a cemetery of half an acre, with two mortuary chapels, under the control of a burial board of six members.

WOODTHORPE township has a population of 817; the area is 1,055 acres; rateable value, £5,101.

Sexton, George Marshall.

POST, M. O. & T. O., S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office.-Miss Maria Edge, postmistress. Letters received from Chesterfield at 6.45 a. m. & 4.20 p. m. ; dispatched at 10.40 a.m. & 6.25 & 8 p.m. WALL LETTER Box at Clay Lane cleared at 5.30 p.m. ; & at Egstow Green, cleared at 5.40 p.m. Letters for Stretton & Woolley Moor via Alfreton & for Handley & Timberfield & North Wingfield, via Clay Cross, 9.5 p.m. No mail in or out on sundays; office open from 8 to 10 a.m. for telegraphs only

POST & M. O. O., S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office, Danesmoor.- George Radford, sub-postmaster. Letters received from Clay Cross 7.30 a. m. ; dispatched 5.45 p.m

WALL Box at Stretton, cleared at 4.20 p.m

Petty sessions are held at the Public hall every alternate wednesday, at 11.30 a.m. for the Clay Cross sub-division of the Alfreton petty sessional division, by the same justices who sit at Alfreton ; clerk, Frederick Stanley Rickards, Alfreton. The following places are included in the sub-district :-Ashover, Brackenfield, Clay Lane, Morton, Pilsley, Shirland, Stretton & Tibshelf

Meets every 4th wednesday at Board room, Market street
Clerk, James Stollard
Treasurer, George Crompton, Chesterfield
Medical Officer of Health, Angus Mcintosh, Chesterfield
Surveyor & Inspector of Nuisances, William Bramham
Collector, George Lamb

Cemetery, George Lamb, clerk to the burial board
Cemetery (Stretton), vacant, secretary
Clay Cross Colliery Hospital, Alfred Chawner & L. H. Pegler M.D. chief medical officers; John Smith, dispenser
Co-operative Market Hall, Market st. Thomas Wood, sec
County Police Station, Market st. John Parsons, inspector & 7 constables
Sherwood Foresters (Derbyshire Regiment), 2nd Volunteer Battalion (G Company), Major Thomas Wilkinson, commandant; Rev. Samuel Curling Hayward, acting chaplain; Frederick Green, sergeant instructor

Assistant Overseer & Rate Collector, Thomas Marshall Bryan; Assistant Overseer for Woodthorpe, Wm. Bramham
Collector of Queen's Taxes, Thomas M. Bryan
Medical Officers & Public Vaccinators, Chesterfield union, Clay Cross district, Thomas Valentine Kay L.R.C.P. Edin. Alma cottage; North Wingfield district, Barnard John Lee, Thanet house
Relieving Officer, John E Green
Town Criers, John Cresswell & George Bescoby

A School Board of 7 members was formed in 1873 for the united district of Clay Lane, Pilsley, Stretton, Tupton, North Wingfield & Woodthorpe; John Henry Unwin, clerk to the board ; George Mycroft, attendance officer

Clay Cross Co.'s, erected in 1855 by the company, at a cost of £4,000 & since enlarged & supported by them & by weekly payments from their workmen, for 393 boys, 382 girls & 362 infants; average attendance, 350 boys, 325 girls & 360 infants ; James Stollard, head master; William Grubb & William Robinson, assistant masters; Miss Ann Shields, mistress; Miss Elizabeth Smith & Miss Fanny Blant, assistant mistresses; Miss Wilhelmina Gibson, infants' mistress

Clay Cross Co.'s branch (infants') school, Danes moor, was erected in 1882 for 160 infants; average attendance, 80; Miss Louisa Brown, mistress

National (St. Bartholomew's), erected in 1852 & enlarged in 1878, for 140 boys, 130 girls & 50 infants; average attendance, 96 boys, 68 girls & 46 infants ; Thomas Evans, master ; Mrs. Thomas Evans, mistress

National (mixed), Handley, erected in 1870 as St. Mark's school church, for 115 children; average attendance, 58

Clay Cross, James Christmas Hays, station master
Stretton, Edmund Bradley, station master

CARRIERS :-Samuel H. Wilson, to Chesterfield daily, except mon. & thurs.; Joseph Sutton, daily to Chesterfield, except mon. & thurs. ; to Mansfield, thurs
Clay Cross. Bannister Job, Queen's Head P.H. Byard James, farmer, Holmegate

Clay Cross.

Bradley Edward, The Limes
Burkemshaw Mrs. Bestwood house
Chadwick Rev. J N. [Methodist New Conn]
Chawner Alfred, Hill house
Dickinson Joseph, Springfield house
Dore William
Drabble Wm. John, Park villa, Market st
Dredge Rev. Norris M.A. [curate], Flaxpiece road
Evans Rev William Prim. [Methodist]
Foster Wm. Hallfield house, Market st
Holdsworth Thomas, Alma house
Hopkinson Mrs. Elizh. Woodthorpe ho
Howe George, Northend house
Jackson William Birkenhead Mather J.P. Clay Cross hall
Kay Thomas Valentine, Alma cottage
Lee Barnard John, Thanet house
Meenagh Rev. Daniel [Catholic]
Oldham Rev. Hy. Sharpe A.K.C. Vicarage
Oxley Robert, Melbourne lodge
Stollard James, Egstone house
Thorpe Miss, Park terrace
Turner Mrs. Flaxpiece road
Unwin John Henry, Market street


Aiken Fras. N. plumbr. & glazr. High st
Aldons Sarah (Mrs.), shopkpr. Danes mr
Allen Walter, farmer, Danes moor
Anthony John, shopkeeper, Danes moor
Armson Elizh. (Mrs.), shopkpr. New st
Armstrong Edward, The Crown P.H. High street
Askew William, farmer, Holmegate
Atkinson Chas. drapr. & mllnr. High st
Bailey George, grocer, & agent for W. & A. Gilbey, wine & spirit merchants
Bannister Job, Queen's Head P.H. Thanet street
Bansall Edmund, joiner & confectioner, Market street
Barker Aaron, Angel inn, Clay lane
Bassett William, printer, Thanet street
Beardsley Geo. shopkeeper, Danes moor
Beech Sarah (Mrs.), confectnr. Market st
Beer Abel, grocer & provsn. mer. High st
Bescoby George, shopkeeper & town crier, High street
Birkumshawe Johnny, grocer &c.High st
Blake William, painter & glazier, Market st
Blood Bros. linen drapers, Market street
Boden William, shopkeeper & beer retailer, Market street
Boultbee Benj. beer retailer, High street
Bradley Edward, timber merchant, & saw mills, High street
Bradley Ernest, farmer, Handley lodge
Bradley Frank, greengrocer, High street
Brailsford George, shopkeeper, High st
Brailsford Jane (Mrs.), farmer & shopkeeper, Danes moor
Brakes Herbert, painter & grocer, Victoria buildings, High street
Bramham William, assistant overseer & collector for Woodthorpe township, Brassington street
Bramley George, deputy foundry manager to Clay Cross Company
Bryan Thomas Marshall, collector of rates & taxes & assistant overseer & insurance agent, Clay lane
Bulliment Ambrose, seedsman, Thanet street & Market hall
Bunting Ann (Mrs.), shopkpr. Thanet st
Bunting Samuel, tailor, Eyre street
Buxton Joseph, George & Dragon P.H. High street
Byard James, farmer, Holmgate
Chawner Alfred L.R.C.P. Lond physician & surgeon, surgeon to the Clay Cross hospital & Clay Cross Iron & Coal Co. Hill house
Cherry William, pork butcher, High st
Cherry Wm. Hy. pork butcher, High st
Clark Richard, shopkeeper &c. New st
Clark David, watch maker, High street
Clark William, grocer, provision dealer &c. Waterloo street
Clarke John, ironmonger, Market street
Clay Cross Club & Institute (Jas. Stollard, hon. sec.; Chas. Brimlow, sec)
Clay Cross Colliery Hospital (Chawner M.R.C.S. & Pegler M.D. chief medical officers; John Smith, dispenser)
Clay Cross Co-operative Market Hall (Thomas Wood, sec.), Market street
Clay Cross Co-operative Stores (William Moore, manager)
Clay Cross Floral & Horticultural Society (J. P. Jackson, president ; James Stollard, sec)
Clay Cross Gas Company (Henry Greatorex, sec)
Clay Cross Iron, Coal & Coke Company (John P. Jackson, gen. manager; Wm. B. M. Jackson, certificated manager)
Clay Cross Police Station (John Parsons, inspector), Market street
Clay Cross Town Football Club (John Whitworth, sec)
Clay Cross & District Ploughing Association
Clay Cross Waterworks (Henry Greatorex, manager & sec)
Clayton Charles, cow keeper, Danes moor
Clegg George, farmer, Clay lane
Clowes Stephen, hair dresser, Market st
Collings Thomas, draper & confectioner, Market street
Cornford Arthur H. hosier & haberdasher (the people's draper), High st
Cresswell John, town crier, bill poster & news agent, Bridge street
Crompton & Evans' Union Bank Lim. open on mon. from 11 to 3 p. m. High st.; draw on Glyn, Mills, Currie & Co. London E C
Cupit Augustus, tailor, Eldon street
Cupit John, draper, High street
Cutts Abraham, farmer, Danes moor
Cutts John, grocer, Thanet street
Davenport Daniel, New inn, Market st
Drabble Alex. draper & clothier, High st
Dronfield Jsph. boot & shoe ma. High st
Dunn George, shopkeeper, Danes moor
Dunn Rt. beer ret. & shopkpr. Danes moor
Edge Maria (Miss), fancy repository, & post office, High street
Elliott Matthew, beer retailer, Clay la
Farnsworth Daniel, beer ret. Thanet st
Farnsworth Eli, Buck P.H. High street
Farnsworth Hy. Victoria hotel, High st
Finney Cecily Ellen (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Brassington street
Flavell Job & Sons, pork butchers, Market street & Danes moor
Foster Joseph, grocer &c. Danes moor
Foster William, grocer & provision dealer, Eldon street
Galer Henry, greengrocer, Eyre street
Garritty Bridget (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Thanet street
Gilbert Hy. boot & shoe mkr. Cross st
Goodall John, shopkeeper, Danes moor
Goodall Joseph, shopkeeper, Danes moor
Gratton George, tobacconist, Market st
Greatorex Henry,manager & sec. to Clay Cross water & gas works & insur. agt
Green John E. relieving officer for Clay Cross district
Greenwood Joseph Alfred, pawnbroker & furniture dealer, High street
Guest Adam, tripe dresser, Danes moor
Gunn Joseph, shopkeeper, New street
Handley Wm. beer retailer, Thanet st
Hardy Henry, shopkeeper, Danes moor
Harris Silas, grocer, Danes moor
Haslam William & Sons, boot & shoe makers & insurance agents, Market st
Haslam George, butcher, Market st
Haslam John, beer retailer, Market st
Hatton Isaac, agent to the British Workman's Assurance Co. Market st
Hays Cornelius W. builder &c. Thanet st
Hays James Christmas, station master
Heath Francis, boot & shoe mkr. High st
Hill Henry, Greyhound P.H. Danes moor
Hinchcliffe William, stationer, High st
Hirst John Henry, grocer & provision dealer, Market street
Hodgkinson & Co. mineral water manufacturers & ale & porter merchants & bottlers, High street
Holdsworth Thomas, Alma colliery
Holland Thomas, beer retailer, Thanet st
Holland Thomas, shopkeeper & beer retailer, Eldon street
Holmes John. shopkeeper, High street
Holmes Joseph, brick ma. Danes moor
Holmes Simon, smallware dlr. New st
Holmes Thomas George, boot maker, Market street
Hopkinson William, farmer, Holmegate
Howe George, engineer to Clay Cross Co
Howitt Samuel, agent Refuge Assurance Company, Market street
Hyde Edward H. clock repairer, Clay la
Jackson John P. general manager to Clay Cross Company
Jepson Henry, grocer, Thanet street
Jepson Isaac, fishmonger, Eldon street
Johnson Joseph, beer retailer & shop-keeper, Brassington street
Jones Fanny (Mrs.), shopkpr. Thanet st
Jones Robert, plumber, Holmegate
Kay Thomas Valentine L.R.C.P. & L.R.C.S. Edin. physician & surgeon, & medical officer & public vaccinator, Clay Cross district, Chesterfield union, Alma cottage
Kemp Geo. draughtsman to Clay Cross Co
Kenning Frank, china & glass dealer, New st. & hardware dealer, High st
Kilpin Henry, boot & shoe maker, Brassington street
Lamb George, Grocer, & clerk to burial board, Eldon street
Leafe Samuel, grocer & provision & wine, spirit & beer dealer, High street
Lee Barnard John L.S.A. Lond. surgeon, med. officer, North Wingfield district, Chesterfield union, Thanet house
Lester George, beer retailer, New st
Lester Joseph, grocer & draper, New st
Lomas William, farmer, Danes moor
Lomas Wm. ironmonger &c. Market st
Longden Elizabeth (Miss), fancy repository, High street
Longmate Robt. mar. store dlr. Thanet st
Lloyd Robt. chemist & druggist, High st
Loverock & Son, clothiers, Market st
Lowe William, farmer, Holmegate
Macbeth Henry, tailor, Eldon street
Marriott Hosea, shopkeeper, Clay lane
Marriott Matthew, shopkeeper, Clay la
Marsh John, beer retailer & shopkeeper, Danes moor
Marshall George, sexton & shopkeeper
Marshall Richard, watch ma. High st
Marshall William, pork butcher, High st
May James A. J. beer retailer, Market st
Milburn Wm. Park House P.H. Danes moor
Muirhead James, farm bailiff to Clay Cross Company
Mycroft George,school attendance officer
Mycroft Thomas, joiner, Hill street
Nutt Wm. furniture dealer, Thanet st
Orrill Edward, grocer, Market street
Oxley Robert & Son, milliners & drapers, High street
Oxley John, stationer &c. High street
Oxley Fred, hatter, hosier, clothier & draper (men's & boys' suits made to order on the shortest notice), 2 Victoria buildings, High street
Parson George, butcher, Danes moor
Priest Hannah (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Market street
Purdy Thomas, saddler &c. High st
Pymble Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper, High st
Radford George, shopkeeper, & post office, Danes moor
Randle Sam, boot & shoe ma. Thanet st
Redfern Wm. farmer, Old Danes moor
Robinson Joseph, grocer & provision dealer, Market street
Roe John, grocer & confctnr. Market st
Rogers Thos. shopkeeper, Danes moor
Salter & Salter,boot & shoe mas. High st
Saunderson william, hair dresser, & fancy repository, High street
Sears William, Star hotel, High street
Senior Bros. pawnbrokers, High street
Shardlow John Herbert, beef & pork butcher, High street
Sharman Jas. who. fruiterer, Thanet st
Sheffield Banking Co. Lim. (sub-branch), open monday from 11 to 3 p.m. High street; draw on Smith, Payne & Smiths, London E c
Sherwood Foresters (Derbyshire Regt.), 2nd Volunteer Battalion (G Company) (Maj. Thos. Wilkinson, commandant; Rev. Samuel C. Hayward, acting chaplain ; Frederick Green, sergeant instructor)
Silkstone George, tobacconist, & fancy repository, Market street
Slack Alfred, solictr. & insur. agt. High st
Slack Job, beer retailer, High street
Slack William, butcher, grocer & farmer, High street
Slater Ann (Mrs.), beer retailer, Market st
Slater Eli, grocer & provsn. dlr. Thanet st
Slater Thos. beer retailer, High street
Slater William, coffee tavern, Market st
Smith Elijah, shopkeeper, Clay lane
Smith Jemimah (Mrs.), confctr. High st
Smith John, farmer, Holmegate
Smith Joseph, yeast dealer & greengrocer, High street
Smith Samuel, shopkeeper, Clay lane
Smith William, shopkeeper, Eldon st
Snibson William, butcher, High street
Staples Joseph, tripe dresser, High st
Star Tea Co. grocers (John Nixon, manager), High street
Stevenson Wm. shopkeeper, Market st
Stollard James, schoolmaster, & clerk to Clay Cross local board & insur. agt
Stone Joseph, shopkeeper, Danes moor
Stoppard Saml. china & glass dlr. Eyre st
Stoppard Wm. hair dresser, Market st
Sutton Joseph, carrier, Thanet street
Swan Saml. greengrocer, Market street
Taylor Charles, boot & shoe maker, Danes moor
Taylor Peter, farmer, High street
Taylor Thomas, butcher, Danes moor
Thorpe Robt. miller (steam) & corn mer
Tinkler Eustace, builder, Thanet street
Udall Prestwood Jn. (exors. of), woollen drapers, High street
Unwin John Henry, clerk to the united district of Clay Lane & Shirland school boards
Unwin Jas. grocer & prov. dlr. Market st
Vick Edward, shopkeeper, High street
Waklin Emma (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Brassington street
Walker Hy. statnr. & printer, Eyre st
Waller George, toy dealer, Market st
Wharton Joseph, blacksmith & farmer, Clay lane
Whileman George, beer retlr. Eyre st
Whileman Thos. beer & wine ret. Market st
Whitworth Mary (Mrs.), beer retailer, Market street
Wigley Lewis, shopkeepr. Broadley ter
Wilkinson Thomas,cashier & accountant to Clay Cross Co. High Coney Green ho
Williamson Jos. hair dresser, Market st
Wiser William, confectioner & blacksmith, High street
Wood Jedediah, beer retailer, Thanet st
Wood Thomas, cabinet maker, & sec. to Clay Cross Co-operative Soc. Thanet st
Woodward Wm. shopkeepr. Market st


Adams John Thos. Timberfield house
Huish Mrs. The Ford

Bailey Henry, cowkeeper, Woodhead
Barton Emma (Mrs.), Mid. Railway inn
Beresford Joel, farmer & blacksmith
Bingham Chas. frmr. & beer ret.Handley
Bingham George, farmer, South hill
Bradley Francis, farmer, Handley
Bradley Henry, farmer, Woodhead
Bradley John, farmer, Woolley moor
Bradley Mary Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Handley
Brown William, shopkeeper
Clarke Richard, farmer, Handley
Cowlishaw John, farmer, Woolley moor
Crofts James, rate collector, Handley
Crofts Sarah (Mrs.), cowkpr. Woolley mr
Cutts James, farmer
Fox Miles, farmer, Woolley moor
Fox Wm. wheelwright, Woolley moor
Freckingham Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmer,
Greatorex Enoch, farmer, Handley
Gregory & Woolley, farmers, Ford frm
Hadfield John, Turbutt Arms P.H
Hanbury Charlotte (Mrs.), fmr. Handley
Hardwick John, White Horse P.H. & farmer, Woolley moor
Harrison Fredk. farmer, Woolley moor
Hays Joseph, cow keeper, Woolley moor
Hill Frederick, farmer
Hill Sarah (Mrs.) & Robt. wheelwrights
Hodgson Thomas, farmer, Handley
Hopkinson George, farmer, Woodhead
Hopkinson Thomas, farmer, Deerleap
Johnson John, farmer
Kemp George, farmer, Woolley moor
Manor Colliery Co. Limited (Frederick W. Briscoe, sec)
Mather William, farmer, South hill
Milner Arthur, farmer, & tenant right valuer & insurance agent
Milner Arthur, jun. farmer
Mosley Elizabeth (Miss), farmer
Radford Hy. miller (water), Woolley mill
Redfern Frederick, farmer, Handley
Rooth Maria (Mrs.), Napoleon's Home P.H. & farmer, Wolley moor
Sterland Mary (Mrs.), farmer
Taylor John, farmer, South hill
Taylor Mary (Mrs.), farmr. Flaxpiece frm
Wright George, farmer


Barker Benjamin, farmer
Bateman Robert, miller (wind & steam) & farmer
Bown Wm. Royal Oak P.H. & farmer
Bramley Herbert, farmer
Hallows William, joiner
Holmes Henry, farmer, Woodside cot
Hodgson Frederick, farmer
Hopkinson Mary Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmr
Smith David, farmer
Stacey Charles, jun. blacksmith
Stevenson William, grocer
Stone Jas. farmer, Woodthorpe grange

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