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Langwith Bassett (Upper Langwith), Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p.247
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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LANGWITH BASSETT (or UPPER LANGWITH) is a parish and small straggling village on the borders of Nottinghamshire, 9 miles east from Chesterfield, 6 north-west from Mansfield, 150 from London and 3 east from Bolsover, in the Chesterfield division of the county, Scarsdale hundred, Chesterfield petty sessional division, Mansfield union and county court district, rural deanery of Staveley, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The Mansfield and Worksop branch of the Midland railway has a station here, over which the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway Company have running powers. The church of the Holy Cross is a building of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, porch and a western turret containing 2 bells, recast in 1878 : the porch is groined in stone and appears to have belonged to a larger edifice : there is a monument to Mrs. Vaughan and one to members of the Briggs family, erected in 1821: the nave retains a plain piscina and there is a handsome stone font, given by Admiral the Hon. Francis Egerton J.P.. F.R.G.S. and Lady Louisa Egerton in 1878, when the church was restored, the chancel being enlarged and entirely rebuilt and an addition made to the nave, at a cost of £1,570: there are 150 sittings. The register of baptisms dates from the year 1686 ; of marriages 1726; and of burials, 1685. The living is a rectory, tithes commuted at £194, net yearly value £181, with 43 acres of glebe, value £63, and residence, in the gift of the Duke of Devonshire K.G. and held since 1886 by the Rev. Edwin Herbert Mullins, who is also vicar of Scarcliff. The charities consist of a few bequests by the Cavendish family and £3 a year for clothing the poor, bequeathed in 1821 by Mrs. Vaughan, which are distributed on St. Thomas' day. The Duke of Devonshire K.G. is lord of the manor and chief landowner. The soil is chiefly limestone; subsoil, limestone, sand and strong red clay. The crops are wheat, oats, barley and roots. The area is 1,492 acres; rateable value, £2,222 ; the population in 1881 was 205.

Parish Clerk, Absolom Mellors.

LETTER BOX cleared at 4 p.m. Letters through Mansfield. The nearest money order office is at Whaley Thorns, & telegraph office at Langwith station

Infants' School, endowed by a late Duchess of Devonshire ; Miss Mary Ann Turner, mistress
The elder children of this parish attend the National school at Scarcliff

Railway Station, John Whitaker, station master

CARRIER TO MANSFIELD (& back).-C. Timons, thurs

Mullins Rev. Edwin Herbert, Rectory

Ashley George, market gardener
Barton Thomas, farmer
Bennett Jn. managr. of Langwith colliery
Brown William & James, farmers
Burkitt W. & S. maltsters
Burton William, blacksmith & Devonshire Arms P.H
Charlesworth John, farmer
Duckmanton Samuel, The Gate hotel
Farnsworth James, farmer
Green George, farmer, Rose1and
Heath Thomas, farmer
Jarvis Matthew, broom maker
Jarvis John, assistant overseer
Langwith Colliery (Sheepbridge Coal & Iron Co. Limited, proprietors ; John Bennett, manager)
Timons Charles, shopkeeper & carrier
Wood William, farmer

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