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Elmton, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp. 202-3
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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ELMTON is a township and small agricultural village, forming, with the hamlet of CRESSWELL, a parish, 9 miles east from Chesterfield, 7 south-west from Worksop and 9 north-west from Mansfield, on the borders of Nottinghamshire, and 1¾ miles south-west from Creswell station on the Mansfield and Worksop branch of the Midland railway, in the North Eastern division of the county, eastern portion of the hundred of Scarsdale, Eckington petty sessional division, Worksop union and county court district, rural deanery of Staveley, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The church of St. Peter, rebuilt in 1771, is a small and plain building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave and a low tower, reaching a few feet only above the roof and containing 3 bells, recast in 1845 : there are 150 sittings. The, register dates from the year 1599 for all entries. The living is a vicarage, average tithe rent-charge £54, with 4 acres of glebe, value £6, gross yearly value £98, in the gift of the Duke of Portland, and held since 1891 by the Rev. David Hepburn Brown M.A. of Exeter College, Oxford. The Rev. Francis Gisborne, formerly rector of Staveley, left in 1811 a sum of £5 19s. 2d. which is distributed to the poor annually. Here are limestone quarries. The common was inclosed in 1841. The Duke of Portland is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil is limestone ; subsoil, rock. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats and roots. The area is 2,830 acres; rateable value £3,637; the population in 1881 was 518, of which CreswelI has 300. CRESWELL is 1¾ miles north-east, where there is a station on the Mansfield and Worksop line of the Midland railway.

Parish Clerk, Robert Rodgers.

LETTER BOX, near the church, cleared at 3 p.m LETTER BOX, Creswell cleared at 4 p.m. Letters through Chesterfield. The nearest money order office is at Clown & telegraph office at Creswell station

School, Creswell, built for 100 children ; average attendance, 89 : Mrs. H. M. Finch, mistress
Railway Station, Cresswell, Ultimus Jackson, station master

Aldam Mrs. Whaley hall
Brown Rev. David Hepburn M.A. Vicarage

Archer William, Elm Tree P.H
Binge Francis, grocer, Creswell
Booth Sam, farmer, Creswell
Breedon Jeremiah, farmer
Cocking William, farmer
Cox George, farmer
Cropper James, farmer
Eyre Robert, miller (steam) & farmer
Fielding John, farmer, Elmton lodge
Garfitt John, farmer, Elmton oaks
Glossop Wm. Rose & Crown P.H. Creswell
Jackson William, farmer
Jackson Susannah (Mrs.), farmer
Mellish Thomas, farmer
Mellish Walter, carpenter, Creswell
Milner Thomas, farmer, Creswell
Milner William, farmer, Markland farm
Norman William, wheelwright
Richardson Hannah (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Palmer Tom, Portland hotel, & farmer, Creswell
Shaw Frank, woodman
Smith John, boot maker
Stubbing James & George, farmers & threshing machine proprietrs. Creswll
Willoughby Herbert, blacksmith
Wilson Edward, farmer
Wilson John, butcher, Creswell
Woodhead Bryan, farmer
Woodhead William, shopkeeper, Creswell

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