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Eggington, Derbyshire
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From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p. 202
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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EGGINTON is a parish, village and joint station on the North Staffordshire and Gt. Northern railways, 4½ miles north from Burton-on-Trent, 8 south-west from Derby and 127 from London, in the Southern division of the county, hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, Derby petty sessional division, Burton-on-Trent union and county court district, rural deanery of Longford, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The river Dove bounds the parish at its southern extremity and falls into the Trent. The church of St. Wilfrid is a building of stone consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave, aisles, vestry, and a low embattled Perpendicular tower at the west end surmounted by pinnacles and containing 3 bells, the second of which is an early bell, with an inscription in Lombardic characters, and was no doubt spared when its fellows were sold to repair Monk's bridge ; the first and third are dated 1778 and 1615 respectively : the oldest existing work may be referred to about 1290-1300, when the church was almost entirely rebuilt : the arches of the nave differ in style, that on the north side being Decorated, and consisting of three arches, on circular piers ; the south aisle is 14th century work, with piers of four clustered shafts : the chancel retains a good sedile, with trefoil head, and near it a piscina ; in the opposite wall is an almery ; the chancel also contains an oak chair, dated 1686, and a copy of Murillo's Holy Family, by Henderson, presented to the church in 1833 by Jos. Leigh esq. of Belmont, Cheshire : in the south aisle, beneath an arched recess, is the mutilated recumbent figure of a woman, holding a heart in her hands : in the chancel are monuments to Sir Simon Every, the first bart. ob. 1649, and Sir Henry Every, second bart. d. 29 Sept. 1701 ; the church has also various other memorials of this family, from 1690 to 1812, and to successive rectors of the parish : the church was repewed in 1874 and is now (1890) about to be restored : there are 300 sittings. The register, which is well preserved, dates from the year 1561, but is a copy from an earlier volume until 1598 ; in the vestry is kept a black-Ietter copy of Erasmus' Paraphrase of the New Testament. The living is a rectory, average tithe rent-charge £245, gross income £390, including 51 acres of glebe, with residence, and held since 1888 by the Rev. Joseph Chatto Lamb M.A.. of Jesus College, Cambridge, the patronage being now in five parts, two turns belonging to Sir Henry Flower Every bart. two to R. C. Pole esq. and one to Joseph Leigh esq. The charities amount to £70 yearly, for distribution, arising from £,2,000, left by William Newton in 1820, and £300, left in 1836 by the Rev. John Leigh, late rector : Bugbury's charity, of 12 penny loaves weekly, dates from the early part of the 18th century. The Burton Corporation Sewage farm was established here in 1885. Egginton Hall, the seat of Sir Henry Flower Every bart. D.L. J.P. lord of the manor, is a handsome mansion, situated in a park of about 50 acres. The principal landowners are Sir Henry F. Every bart. the Corporation of Burton-on-Trent and the Etwall and Repton incorporation. The soil is chiefly light; subsoil, gravel. The parish is mostly pasture land, consisting of large dairy farms; there are crops of wheat, barley, clover, mangolds and turnips. The area is 2,289 acres; rateable value, £9,989; the population in 1881 was 408.

Parish Clerk, Joseph Hardwick.

POST OFFlCE.-Robert Webster, receiver. Letters are received from Burton-upon-Trent at 8.10 a.m.& dispatched at 3 p.m. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Willington

A School Board of 5 members was formed in 1873; (G. Bansall, clerk to the board & attendance officer

Board School (mixed), erected in 1857 for 70 children ; average attendance, 60; Miss Emily Edmonds, mistress
Railway Station. Alfred Bailey, station master

CARRIER.-William Baldwin ; to Burton-Upon-Trent, thurs.; to Derby, fri

*Letters received through Etwall, Derby.

Every Sir Henry Flower bart. D.L., J.P. Egginton hall
Lamb Rev. Jsph. Chatto M.A. [rector]
Robinson Philip, Park hill

Baldwin William, carrier
Bakewell James, farmer
Bromley John, farmer & coal merchant
Brooks William, farmer
Bull William, Every Arms P,H. & farmer
Bullock Thomas, farmer, Ivy house
*Egginton Dairy Co. (Thos. Hy. Bullock. manager & sec.), Egginton junction
Hicking Stephen, cabinet maker
Hollingworth Jn. Barton, grocer & baker
Hulland Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmer
Jackson William, farmer
Locker George, farmer
Parker William, wheelwright
Pendleton William, farmer
Radford Walter, farmer
Wade Jas. farmer, Egginton cottage
Webster John, gardener to Sir H. Every bart.
Webster Robert, tailor, Post office
White George Llewelyn, farmer & colliery agent
Woodward Robt. wheelwright & blacksth

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