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Hartshorne, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.221 - 222
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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HARTSHORNE is a village and parish, on the road from Derby to Ashby-de-la-Zouch, 4 miles north-east from Gresley station on the Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Burton branch of the Midland railway, 6 east-by-south from Burton-upon-Trent and 4 north-west from Ashby-de-la-Zouch, in the Southern division of the county, Repton and Gresley hundred, Swadlincote petty sessional division, Ashby-de-la-Zouch union and county court district, rural deanery of Repton, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The church of St. Peter is a building of grey sandstone, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, west porch and an embattled Perpendicular tower at the west end of the aisle, containing 5 bells, the 4th and 5th being or pre-Reformation date and finely lettered, the rest were cast in 1792: the nave was entirely rebuilt in 1835, and other alterations made at a cost of £1,400, when cast iron windows were inserted in imitation of Perpendicular tracery: the tower bears externally some interesting heraldic and other carvings, and some of the carved benches are Elizabethan: under a round arch in the north wall or the chancel is a fine altar tomb with alabaster figures to Humphrey Dethick, founder of the school, and his wife, with an inscription and the dates 1599 and 1611: there are other alabaster slabs with worn effigies on the floor, but the inscriptions are almost illegible; one is dated 1627: the vestry contains a fine old parish chest, 7 feet long, and the church plate includes a silver cup and paten dated 1612: there are 400 sittings, 300 being free. The register of marriages dates from the year 1624 and of baptisms and burials from 1666, but there are earlier parchments from 1594, and still in good condition. The living is a rectory, gross yearly value £540, derived from 392 acres of glebe with residence, in the gift of the trustees of the late Earl of Carnarvon, and held since 1833 by the Rev. Henry William Buckley of Merton College, Oxford. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels ; and an earthenware pottery. Charities of money and bread are given weekly to widows and other poor persons. The trustees of the late Earl of Carnarvon are lords of the manor and principal landowners. The soil is gravel; subsoil, clay and gravel. The chief crops are wheat, oats and turnips. The acreage is 2,900 ; rateable value, £7,306 ; the population in 1881 was 1,728.

Sexton, Robert Jaques.

POST OFFICE.-Miss Rosa Fletcher, receiver. Letters through Burton-upon-Trent received at 6.25 a.m. ; dispatched at 6.25 p.m. The nearest telegraph & money order office is at Woodville

Police Station, James Oldfield, supt. & 3 constables

CARRIER.-George Betteridge, to Derby, tuesday & friday; to Burton-upon-Trent, thursday; to Ashby, saturday

SCHOOLS:- Endowed, founded c. 1575 by Humphrey Dethick, & endowed with £100 yearly, for 80 boys; average attendance, 50 boys ; Albert Roulston, master

Parochial (girls & infants), for 170 children; average attendance. 145 : Miss Elizabeth Jane Potter, mistress

Buckley Rev. Henry Wm. M.A. Rectory
Murray Rev. Alexander William Oliphant M.A. [curate]
Green Thomas Goodwin

Alsibrook William, farmer
Betteridge Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmer
Betteridge. George, carrier
Carver George, farmer
Dakin Arthur, butcher & farmer
Dawson William, Bull's Head P.H
Field Michael, farmer
Fish Samuel Thos. carpenter & builder
Fletcher Jas. gardener & beer retailer
Fletcher William, farmer
Gotheridge William, farmer
Harrison David, farmer
Harvey Samuel, shopkeeper
Holmes John, farmer
Hudson William, miller (water)
King John, farmer
Lowe Henry, farmer, Buildings farm
Mansfield Mary (Mrs.), Chesterfield Arms P.H
Mansfield Thomas, maltster
Mansfield William, tailor
MelIor John, farmer, Coppice cottage
Shaw Arthur, farmer
Orme Jas. grocer & draper, & agent for W. & A. Gilbey, wine & spirit merchants
Stacey Hy. Masons' Arms P.H. Midway
Staley Brothers & Co. earthenware manufacturers, Midway
Staley John, farmer, Midway
Startin James, farmer
Villiers William, baker & grocer
Wallis John, shoe maker
Warren James, beer retailer
Warren Thomas, grocer & butcher
Wilson Ellen (Mrs.), Admiral Rodney P.H
Worstell Thomas, farmer, Stonehouse farm

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