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Temple Normanton, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p.227
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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TEMPLE NORMANTON is a township and parish, formed in 1793 from the parish of Chesterfield: and a small agricultural village, on the road from Chesterfield to Mansfield, situated on an eminence, 2½ miles south-east from Chesterfield station, 3 north-east from Clay Cross station on the Midland railway and 155¼ from London, in the Chesterfield division of the county, Chesterfield union, petty sessional division and county court district, Scarsdale hundred, rural deanery of Chesterfield, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The chapel of this parish, prior to 1882, was a plain oblong building with a clumsy wooden bell-turret on the western gable, which had been rebuilt in 1623 : in one of the rude Norman windows in the north wall was a portion of the old building used by the Knights Templars in the 12th century: the chancel wall separated from the nave by a wooden screen of plain uprights, and in the south chancel was a recess, probably an almery. The existing church of St. James, erected in 1882 on the site of the old chapel, at a cost of £1,200, is a building of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and an eastern turret containing one bell ; there are 150 sittings. The register dates from a very recent period, all entries having been previously made in the registers of Chesterfield. The living is a perpetual curacy, net yearly value £55, in the gift of the trustees of the late Mrs. Packman, of Tupton Hall, and held since 1877 by the Rev. William Barnes of St. Bees, who is also rector of and resides at Hasland. £5 10s. yearly from Gisborne's charity, left in 1818 by the Rev. Francis Gisborne, sometime rector of Staveley, is for clothing. William Arkwright esq. of Sutton Hall, is lord of the manor and principal landowner ; the Duke of Devonshire K.G. and the trustees of the late Mrs. Packman are also landowners. The soil is clay; subsoil, clay and coal. The chief crops are wheat and oats ; the greater portion of the land is pasture. The acreage is 500 ; rateable value,£1,655; the population in 1881, was 198.
Parish Clerk, William Watson.

POST OFFICE. -John Stevenson, receiver. Letters through Chesterfield arrive at 6.35 a.m. ; dispatched at 6.42 p.m. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Hasland

Free School (mixed), erected in 1878, for 50 children ; average attendance, 50 ; with an endowment of £4 10s. for the education of 4 poor children, Ieft by John Clarke, of Morton, in this county, in the year 1720; Miss Caroline Reville, mistress

Brunt William, farmer
Cooper Richard, cowkeeper
Cutler Mary (Mrs.), farmer
Goodlad Thomas, Lords' Arms P.H
New Temple Normanton Colliery Co. Limited (James Worthington, mgr)
Parker Samuel Renshaw, farmer
Stevenson John, cowkeeper, Post office
Watson Wm. shopkeeper & parish clerk

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