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Edlaston, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp. 201-2
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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EDLASTON (mentioned in Domesday book as "Edolveston") is a parish and village, delightfully situated 2½ miles south from Ashborne, 1½ south-east from Clifton station on the Churnet Valley section of the North Staffordshire railway, and 150 from London, in the Western division of the county, Ashborne union, petty sessional division and county court district, Appletree hundred, rural deanery of Ashborne, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The church of St. James is a simple structure, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a square wooden turret containing 2 bells, one of which is an ancient sanctus bell, the other dating from 1670 : the masonry generally seems to be of the 14th century, but the windows and the massive tie-beams of the roof are much later : the church was repaired in 1682 and 1840, and in I870 was restored and reseated : the chancel roof was repaired and the east window renewed, the cost being defrayed by the Rt. Rev. Edmund Hobhouse D.D. some time Bishop of Nelson, N. Z. and then rector : the church plate dates from 1734 : in the churchyard is a grand old yew tree, and in the adjacent rectory garden may be seen the upper part of the original font, rejected for one of smaller dimensions by the Bishop's predecessor : there are 137 sittings. The register dates from the year 1573, and is nearly perfect from that date forwards. The living is a rectory, average tithe rent-charge £134, net. yearly value £177, including 41½ acres of glebe with residence, In the gift of the Bishop of Southwell, and held since 1873 by the Rev. William Sandford B.A. of Clare College, Cambridge. There is a Wesleyan Methodist chapel at Wyaston. In 1869 a public well was sunk and a covering placed over it, at the sole expense of the late Mrs. Alderson, of Wyaston Grove, who also left by will in 1881 £12 yearly to be distributed to the poor in coals at Christmas. There are various small charities for the benefit of the poor. J. Harrison esq. of Snelston, lord of the manor, and Sir Andrew Barclay Walker bart. of Osmaston manor, are chief landowners. The soil is light and stony; subsoil, clay. The land is kept chiefly in pasture for dairy produce. The area is 1,379 acres; rateable value £2,200; the population in 1881 was 208.

WYASTON is a hamlet, half a mile north of the church.

Parish Clerk, James Kirkland.

WALL LETTER BOX is cleared at 4.30 p.m. Letters through Ashborne, the nearest money order & telegraph office, arrive at 9 a.m
Parochial School (mixed), erected in 1843, for about 40 children average attendance about 29 ; Miss Ada Jackson, mistress

Sandford Rev. William B.A. Rectory

Blood John, farmer, New Buildings farm
Chadfield George, farmer
Evans Francis, farmer
Gadsby Alice (Mrs.), farmer
Gadsby Thomas, farmer
Kirkland James, cowkeeper
Kirkland William, cow keeper
Redshaw, William, farmer
Threadgold Frederick, farmer
Wallis Henry Arthur, New Inn P.H
Wigley John, farmer, Coppice farm
Wigley John, jun. farmer, Colycroft
Yeomans George, farmer

Buxton Miss

Byatt Joseph, farmer, The Grange
Byatt William, farmer
Copestake John, farmer & assistant overseer, The Firs
Elliott John, farmer
Gadsby Edward, farmer
Gadsby John, shopkeeper
Kent Thomas, farmer, Wyaston house
Moorcroft John, shopkeeper
Smith John, farmer

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