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Cromford, Derbyshire: Bulmer's Directory, 1895
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"History, Topography and Directory of Derbyshire" by T. Bulmer and Co.
Printed at Preston (1895), pp.346

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From p.343
This is a parish and township, containing 1,324 acres of land, lying on the west bank off the Derwent, which river divides it from Matlock Parish. It is in the hundred, electoral division, county court district, and petty sessional division of Wirksworth, and union of Bakewell. Under the Parish and District Councils Act two rural district councillors and guardians have been allotted to it, and seven parish councillors. The rateable value is £5,307, and the population in 1891 was 1,052. F. C. Arkwright, Esq., J.P., is the sole owner, with the exception of about a quarter of an acre. ...[the remainder has not been transcribed]

Post, Parcels, Money Order, Telegraph Office, and Savings Bank ; Mrs. Mary Newton, post-mistress. Letters, via Matlock Bath, arrive at 6-50 a.m., 11-45 a.m., 3-20 p.m., and 7-0 p.m. and are despatched at 10-10 a.m., 2-35 p.m., 6-5 p.m. and 7-35 p.m.

Parish Councillors - Frederick Charles Arkwright Esq., Matthew Hill, William Lee, William Arnfield, William Barker, George Clemence Gould, and Joseph Wain.

Rural District Councillors - Matthew Hill Rev. Egbert Hacking.

Arkwright James Charles Esq., Oak Hills
Atkin George, shopkeeper
Barker William, under steward
Bestwick John, goods agent, Canal wharf
Biddulph John and Frederick, corn millers
Boden Abel, bootmaker
Boden Thomas, bootmaker
Britland John, bootmaker
Brown George Henry, bookseller and stationer, fancy goods dealer, and newsagent
Brown Samuel, butcher
Bunting Thomas, wheelwright and joiner
Bunting William, blacksmith
Carter Frederick George, brewer (Hill's, Cromford brewery)
Chapman & Redfern, painters and paper hangers
Clay William M.R.C.V.S., veterinary surgeon
Cromford Brewery, Matthew Hill, proprietor
Cromford Canal wharf Midland Railway John Bestwick, agent
Daniels Henry, schoolmaster
Dawes James Alfred, Water lanes
Dawes William & Son, coal and coke merchants, Midland Railway, Canal wharf
Duckmanton, John plumber and glazier
Gould George C., grocer
Hacking Rev. Egbert, The Vicarage, Oak Hill
Hall James Thomas, agent, Prudential Assurance Co.
Higton Frank, joiner
Hill Matthew, vict., brewer and wine and spirit merchant, Greyhound Hotel
Hodgkinson John, grocer
Hope Ralph, brewer's traveller
Howsley Mrs. Dora, vict., Railway Inn
I'Anson Harry, stationmaster
Kidd David, grocer and ironmonger
Kidd Mrs. Eliza, ironmonger
Kidd Misses M. & E., milliners
Kinder Mrs. Ann, Water lane
Kirk William, butler (James Chas. Arkwright Esq.)
Main Tom, saddler and harness maker, and insurance agent h Wirksworth
Mee William vict., The Bell Inn
Middleditch Henry Howard, Esq., Bridge house
Newton John, painter and decorator
Newton Mrs. Mary, postmistress and fancy repository
Nicklinson Thomas, chemist
Outram John, currier and leather merchant
Parker Thomas, gentleman
Reeds James & Sons, grocers and provision dealers
Roper George, whitesmith
Roper Henry foreman, High Peak Junction Goods wharf
Sherlock John, greengrocer
Smith & Son, drapers and outfitters
Smith William John, hairdresser and tobacconist ; and at Matlock Bath
Statham Mrs. Maria, refreshment room keeper
Stone Joseph, grocer and provision dealer, and furniture warehouse
Swift J. Joseph, baker and pork butcher
Swift Joshua jun., tobacconist and yeast merchant
Taylor Sylvester, shopkeeper
Via Gellia Paint and Colour Co., Henry Wheatcroft, proprietor
Walker Edwyn Esq., Rock house
Ward & Pearson, Colour works
Watson William, butler
Wheatcroft Nathaniel & Son, coal, corn, coke, timber, slate, and Newcastle tiles, meals, cakes, salt, brick, and straw merchants ; offices. Canal wharf, and at all stations from Matlock to Buxton, and High Peak and Wirksworth lines
Wright William John, tailor, outfitter and hatter

Boden Henry
Brown Aaron
Brown James
Brown William
Buckley John
Holmes John
Howsley Mrs. Dora
Johnson Thomas
Marples Arthur
Marples Henry
Reeds William
Shepherd James
Sherlock John
Swift Benjamin
Swift Wm. Bunting
Taylor John
Young William

Cromford Canal Wharf (Midland Railway) ; John Bestwick
Cromford and High Peak Junction (London and North-Western)

An Ann Andrews transcript.
Note: spelling, case and punctuation are as they appear in the Directory