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Linton, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.247
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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LINTON is a township, 1 mile south-west from Gresley station on the Leicester and Burton branch of the Midland railway, 130 miles from London, 5 south-east from Burton- on-Trent, 6 west from Ashby-de-la-Zouch, in the parish of Church Gresley, southern division of the county, Repton and Gresley hundred, Swadlincote petty sessional division, Burton-on-Trent union and county court district, rural deanery of Repton, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. Christ Church, a chapel of ease to Church Gresley, was erected and opened in 1881, at a cost of £3,500, and is a structure of brick, in the Early English style, consisting of apsidal chancel, nave and a western turret containing one bell: an organ was introduced in 1886, at a cost of £500, principally through the liberality of Messrs. Beard Brothers : there are 450 sittings; the Rev. William Watson M.A. of Wadham College, Oxford, has been curate in charge since 1889. There are Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels. The principal landowners are Mrs. Clay, John Beard, Morris Richardson, of King's Standing, Burton-on-Trent, John Yeomans and William Orpe Burton esqrs. The soil is a rich loam ; subsoil, sand and gravel. The chief crops are barley, wheat and turnips. The area is 860 acres; rateable value, £4,228 ; the population in 1881 was 1,193.

Parish Clerk, John Clamp.

POST & M. O.O., S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office.-Mrs. Elizabeth Patrick, receiver. Letters arrive from Burton-upon-Trent at 5.30 a.m.; dispatched at 7.10 p.m. The nearest telegraph office is at Gresley railway station

A School Board of 7 members was formed in 1882, for the united district of Linton & Castle Gresley ; J. Marsh, Cauldwell, clerk to the board & attendance officer

Board School (mixed & infants), erected in 1884, for 250 boys & girls & 150 infants ; average attendance, 220 boys & girls & 120 infants; Tom Alton, master; Miss Mary Boulter, infants' mistress

Bates Robert
Beard John, Manor house
Watson Rev. Wm. M.A.[curate in charge]

Allsop Isaac, butcher
Archer John (Mrs.), farmer
Burton Wm. Orpe, farmer & landowner
Campion James, shoe maker
Chadwick Ralph, blacksmith & beer ret
Clamp George, shopkeeper
Clamp Thomas, baker
Coton Park & Linton Colliery (Henry Green, proprietor; Thomas Allen Wilson, certificated manager)
Davies Charles, bricklayer
Dennis William, shopkeeper
Evans William, Red Lion P.H
Grice William, Carpenters' Arms P.H. & blacksmith
Gotheridge George, grocer & farmer
Patrick Elizh. (Mrs.), shpkpr. Post office
Simpkin Henry, bricklayer, shopkeeper & beer retailer
Simpkin Mary (Mrs.), farmer
Summerfield James, farmer
Tilley Joseph, beer retailer & butcher
Walthew Wm. grocer & beer retailer
Wood Walter, Holly Bush P.H. & cooper

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