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Fernilee, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.208-9
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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FERNILEE is a township in the parish of Hope, immediately adjacent to the Whaley Bridge station (in Cheshire) on the Buxton and Manchester section of the London and North Western railway, 6 miles north-west from Buxton, 3 south-west from Chapel-en-Ie-Frith and 165 from London, in the High Peak division of the county, hundred of High Peak, union, petty sessional division and county court district of Chapel-en-Ie-Frith. Fernilee is on the borders of Cheshire, and is divided from that county by the river Goyt, which is here crossed by a stone bridge ; the Cromford and High Peak railway passes through it, forming a junction at Whaley Bridge, with the London and North Western railway. There are no water works, the supply being direct from springs ; gas is supplied by the Whaley Bridge Gas Company from works near the railway station. An iron church was erected in 1884, in which services are conducted by the Rev. John Douglas Gawn M.A. of Trinity College, Dublin, who is curate in charge. The Whaley Bridge Wesleyan Methodist chapel, erected in 1851, will hold 800 persons ; the Rev. John J, Sutton, who resides in Taxal, Cheshire, is the minister. There is a Wesleyan chapel at the village of Fernilee, built in 1871, with 200 sittings, and a burial ground adjoining. The Duke of Devonshire K.G. is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are Edwin Marshland esq. Lieut.-CoI. E. T. D. Cotton-Jodrell M.P. of Reaseheath Hall, Nantwich, Mrs. Grimshaw and George Dunn esq. The soil is sandy loam; subsoil, limestone. The land is chiefly used for grazing purposes, the arable growing oats. The acreage is 2,764; rateable value, £4,616; the population in 1881 was 1,063.

Letters through Whaley Bridge (via Stockport), which is the nearest money order & telegraph office, arrive about 8 a.m. & 5.30 p.m. WALL LETTER Box, Horwich end, cleared at 6 p.m. on week days

Taxal & Fernilee National Church of England (mixed), for 200 children; average attendance, 130 ; SI. Schofield, mast
Endowed (now closed)
Wesleyan (mixed), enlarged in 1888, for 340 children ; average attendance, 220; Joseph Woolley, master; Miss Elizabeth Richards, mistress

Barker Thomas, Overleigh bank
Cunliffe James William, Overleigh
Gawn Rev. John Douglas M.A. [curate-in-charge]
Green James, Horwich bank
Grimshaw Mrs. Errwood hall
Hall Ralph, lark house
Hall Richard, The Carr
Harris Mrs. Horwich bank
Kempsey George, Fernilee hall
Ritchie William, Overleigh cottage
Slater John WeIls, Shallcross hall
Williamson James, Rock cottage

Bagley John Carter, grocer & stamp distributor, Horwich end
Bennett Edward, farmer, Folds
Bennett Richard, New Cock P.H
Bonsall John, grocer, Horwich end
Bottoms Charles, millwright
Brocklehurst Wm. farmer, Horwich end
Chilworth Gunpowder Co. Limited, gunpowder manufacturers (Frederick William Wallis, agent)
Collier Jsph. carpntr. & bldr. Horwich end
Conservative Association (Joseph Northam, sec)
Cooper William, farmer, Shallcross mills
Dunn George, farmer, Nook farm
Earlham James, grocer, Horwich end
Gisborne's Colliery (The Buxton Lime Co. proprietrs.)(JohnDay,manager)
Goddard Jane (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Horwich end
Hall Edward & Brother, bleachers & farmers, Botney works
Hallam Elizabeth (Mrs.), draper
Hallam Joseph, farmer, Wain stones
Liberal Club (John Handford, sec)
Lomas Sarah (Mrs.), farmer, Fold's la
Lomas William, farmer, Brownhill
Lomas William, farmer, Shaw stile
Lupton Robert, farmer
Morten James, ironmonger
Palfreman Jn. bookseller, Horwich end
Pearson George, White Horse P.H. & butcher, Horwich end
Pheasey Thomas, grocer
Porter Sarah (Mrs.), Shady Oak P.H
Proctor Jonn, blacksmith & wheelwright
Roberts James, Board inn
Saxton John James, coal merchant
Shrigley John, farmer, Overleigh
Shuker Robert, farmer, Upper hall
Simpson Peter, shoe ma. Horwich end
Swan Sarah (Mrs.), beer retailer
Tomlin Robert Hewett, New inn
Turner Joseph, Shepherd's Arms P.H
Venables Charles, shopkpr.Horwich end
Waterhouse John, White Hart P.H
Wainwright James, farmer, Shallcross hall farm
Waring John, tailor
Whaley Bridge Co-operative Friendly Society (John Andrew, sec. ; Ernest Rowden, manager)
Wild George, farmer, Elnor Lane head
Wild John Wesley, farmer, Lee head
Woodruff William, greengrocer

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