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Walton-Upon-Trent, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p.322
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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WALTON-UPON-TRENT is a township, village and parish in the Southern division of the county, hundred of Repton and Gresley, Swadlincote petty sessional division, Burton-upon-Trent union and county court district, rural deanery of Repton, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. Barton and Walton station, on the Derby, Burton and Birmingham section of the Midland railway, is at Barton in Staffordshire, on the other side of the Trent, which here separates Derbyshire from Staffordshire, and is 4½ miles south-west from Burton-upon-Trent and 118½ from London. The church, usually assigned to St. John the Baptist, but in the reign of Edward III. dedicated to St. Lawrence, is a building of grey sandstone, consisting of chancel, nave, south aisle, south transept or chantry and an embattled western tower, with mutilated pinnacles, containing a Clock and 3 bells, the second being an early bell with an inscription in Lombardic letters ; the first is dated 1632 and the third was hung in 1866 : the only definite remains of the Norman church consist of a fragment of wall plate on the south aisle wall and a round-headed doorway in the north wall : the chancel, which lost the arch between it and the nave in 1334, is Early English of the 13th century, and retains three sedilia and a piscina on the south and an almery on the north side: three other sedilia and a piscina remain in the spacious chantry, built by Rector Waleys in 1334, and having two fine Decorated windows on its eastern side, and beneath an arch in its south wall a stone effigy of a priest, vested, probably representing the founder: the south aisle is separated from the nave by three pointed arches: the tower is Perpendicular and bears the arms of the Ferrers and Gresley families, by whom it was built: the rood loft stairs still exist in the north wall : on the chancel floor is a fine brass of Robert Morley, rector in 1492: on the pavement of the chantry are alabaster slabs with incised figures, much worn, and inscriptions to William Whitinge (1598) and Agnes Boucher (1588) : the chancel also contains a mural monument with bust, of Thomas Bearcroft, rector (1680), besides floor stones to other rectors and members of their families (1617-1673) : some inscribed stones of the Ferrers family, of 17th century date, remain here also; and there are four modern stained windows : the church, much disfigured by alterations in 1827, was restored in 1862, and has 300 sittings, 72 being free. The register dates from the year 1587, but is not legible before 1592; there is a list of moneys collected by Brief from 1661 to 1666. The living is a rectory, average tithe rent-charge £487, net yearly value £657, including 72 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of and held since 1860 by the Rev. Frederick Colborne Fisher M.A. of St.. Mary Hall, Oxford. The charities for distribution amount to £10 yearly. Miss Disbrowe, of Walton Hall, who is lady of the manor, and Richard Ratcliffe esq. are the principal landowners. The soil varies ; subsoil, marl, and the crops are wheat, barley and roots; there is also some dairy land. The acreage is 2,309 ; rateable value, £5,259; the population in 1881 was 440.

Sexton, Moses Lea

POST & M. O. O., S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office.- Miss Hannah Redfern, postmistress, Letters from Burton-upon-Trent, arrive at 7.45 a.m. ; dispatched at 6.40 p.m Barton-under-Needwood is the nearest telegraph office

National School (mixed), erected for 135 children; average attendance, 94 ; endowed with £26 yearly; David Williams, master; Mrs. Williams, mistress

CARRIERS.-Jas. Redfem & Jn. Smith, to & from Burton-upon-Trent, every thurs. ; to & from Lichfield, every fri

Disbrowe Miss, Walton hall
Fisher Rev. Fredk. Colborne M.A. Rectory
Gisburne Mrs

Butcher Ann (Mrs.), Swan P.H
Durant Daniel, carpenter
Durant Henry, wheelwright
Earp Alfred, shopkeeper
Hardy Daniel (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Hollier Walter, farmer
James Humphrey, farmer
Lea Joseph, farmer, Buro' fields
Low Timothy, farmer
Lunn Richard, Shoulder or Mutton P.H
Redfern James, farmer & carrier
Roobottom William, farmer
Smedley John, butcher
Smith John, farmer & carrier
Smith Samuel, farmer
Webster Joseph, farmer
Webster Samuel, blacksmith
White Joseph, saddler
Winterton Thomas, farmer

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