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Ballidon, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.38-39
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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BALLIDON is a small village, township and chapelry, 1 mile from the Cromford and High Peak mineral railway, 5 miles north from Ashborne, which is the nearest railway station, and 6 west from Wirksworth, in the Western division of the county, hundred of Wirksworth, Ashborne union and petty sessional division, Wirksworth county court district and Ashborne rural deanery, Derby archdeaconry and diocese of Southwell. The chapel of All Saints, a building of stone, situated in a field, affords in its structure unmistakable evidence of the existence of a chapel here in Norman times, prior to its subjection in 1205 to the Priory of Dunstable, as one of the chapelries of Bradbourne: it consists of a chancel, nave and a western bell cot, containing one bell : the chancel is entered by a plain semi-circular Norman archway, the south doorway of the nave being of the same date : the east window and two others on the south side are Perpendicular : in 1883 the church was thoroughly restored and a vestry and south porch were added at a cost of £570, raised by subscription: there are sittings for 82 persons. The living is a chapelry, annexed to the vicarage of Bradbourne, with a yearly stipend of £11, in the gift of the Duke of Devonshire K.G. and held since 1878 by the Rev. Francis Crombie M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge, who resides at Bradbourne. Gisborne's charity of £6 10s. yearly, left in 1818 by the Rev. Francis Gisborne, some time rector of Staveley, is for clothing. The principal landowners are the Earl of Mansfield, Sir T. W. Evans bart, Messrs. Bateman, Cox, Sleigh, Etches and Edward Bradley. The soil is mixed; subsoil, chiefly limestone and shale. The land is chiefly in pasture for dairy produce. The area is 1,910 acres; rateable value, £1,841; the population in 1881 was 109.

Parish Clerk, John Taylor.

A letter-carrier calls at 2 p.m. on week days only, for letters, there being no letter box. Letters through Ashborne arrive at 10.30 a.m. ; the nearest money order & telegraph office is at Parwich

The children attend schools at Parwich & Bradbourne

Atkins Henry John, farmer
Carson Charles, farmer, Pike hall
Flowers John, farmer
Kirkham Thos, Wm. farmr. Ballidon hall
Mellor Thomas, farmer
Oakden John, farmer
Staley Francis, farmer, Minninglow
Webster Charles, farmer
Wright William, farmer

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