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Great Barlow, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p.40
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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GREAT BARLOW is a village, township and parish on a bold eminence, commanding a very extensive view of a finely cultivated country, 5 miles from Staveley station on the Midland railway, 4 miles north-west from Chesterfield, and 10 south from Sheffield, in the Chesterfield division of the county, parish of Staveley, hundred of Scarsdale, union, petty sessional division and county court district of Chesterfield, rural deanery of Dronfield, archdeaconry of Derby, and diocese of Southwell. The church of St. Lawrence is a small Norman building, consisting of chancel (added in 1867), nave, south porch, and turret containing one bell: there are four stained windows, placed here in 1874; an inscribed marble slab to Robert Barley and his wife, Margaret, dated 1469 ; and an ancient coffin lid with inscription, but undated : there are 243 sittings. The register dates from the year 1573. The living is a perpetual curacy, yearly value from tithe rent-charge £153, with three acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of the rector of Staveley, and held since 1879 by the Rev. Cornelius Dyson M.A. of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Coal and ironstone are found in abundance. The charities for distribution amount to £22 yearly. The Duke of Rutland G.C.B. is lord of the manor and principal landowner. Charles Thorold esq. of Welham, Retford, is also a landowner, and owner of Woodseats Hall, now (1890) occupied as a farm by Mr. Samuel Hulley. The soil is light; subsoil, mixed. The chief crops are wheat, oats and barley. The acreage is 3,760 ; rateable value, £5,914; the population in 1881 was 920.

POST, M. O., S. B. & Insurance & Annuity Office.- Gervase Margerison, sub-postmaster. Letters from Chesterfield arrive at 8 a.m. ; dispatched at 5.30 p.m. The nearest telegraph office is at Whittington Moor

WALL LETTER BOX, Commonside, cleared at 5.15 p.m

The Stephenson charity provides for the education of 10 poor children at Barlow National school
A National School (mixed) was built with residence for master & mistress in 1872, for 185 children; average attendance, 141 ; John Henry Bunting, master; Mrs. Bertha Bunting, mistress; Miss A. E. Taylor, assistant mistress

Bradshaw George, Grange
Dyson Rev. Cornelius M.A. Parsonage


Anthony Ann (Mrs.), farmer, Moorhall
Bargh Richard, blacksmith
Bland Hy. Wainwright, farmer, Hall frm
Booker Henry, market gardener
Bowler Henry, mason, Grange
Bradbury William, shopkeeper
Cartledge William, farmer, Wilday green
Caudwell Joseph, farmer, Barlow Lees
Cooper Aaron, farmer, Bolehill
Crookes John, farmer, Newgate
Dale William, boot & shoe dealer, Barlow commonside
Drabble Mary (Mrs.), farmer, Farr lane
Fletcher Joseph, shopkeeper
Frith Joseph, water works inspector
Froggatt John, farmer, Grange Lumb
Goodlad John, farmer, Johnny gate
Gratton Wm. (Mrs.), farmer, Highlight
Hadlington George, farmer, Moorhall
Hallatt Charles, farmer, Grange
Hallatt Levi, farmer, Oxtonrakes
Hallatt Levi, jun. farmer, Grange
Hallatt Thomas, market, gardener
Hardy John, farmer, Monkwood
Haslam Ann (Mrs.) & Son, farmers, Badley lane
Haslam George, farmer, Commonside
Haslam Joseph, farmer, Wilday green
Haslam Mark, mason
Holleley Ann & Son, farmers, Barlow Lees
Holmes John, shopkeeper
Holmes William, farmer, Moorhall
Holmes William, farmer
Hopkinson Wm. farmer, Grange Lumb
Howard John, farmer, Crowhole
Howarth William, farmer, Johnny gate
Hulley Samuel, farmer, Woodseats hall
James Charles, farmer, Oxtonrakes
Lancaster Samuel, farmer, Peakley bill
Lowe Anthony, greengrocer
Margerison Gervase, carpenter, sawing mills, & post office
Margerison Hannah (Mrs.), farmer
Margerison Mary Ellen (Mrs.), farmer
Marples Wm. & James, farmers, Grange
Marples James, farmer, Grange
Morgan John, farmer
Needham George, farmer, High Ashes
Needham George, farmer, Wilday green
Needham Herbert, farmer
Needham James, farmer, Grange house
Pearson George, farmer, Moorhall
Pidcock John, farmer, Rumbley street
Pinder Ann (Mrs.), farmer
Platts Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Plevins Chas. Hy. & Co. Monkswood collry
Priestly Isaac, New inn
Richardson William, beer retaIler
Shemwell James, butcher, Commonside
Silcock Robert, farmer, Grange
Simpson Ann (Miss), farmer
Simpson Thomas, farmer
Smith Edward, farmer, Monkwood
Spafford George, grocer &c
Straw William, apartments
Sylvester Sam, Peacock P.H
Tagg Martin, farmer, Brentwood gate
Tone John, shopkeeper, Rutland terrace
Turner George, shopkeeper, Wilday gn
Tyler Samuel, farmer, Wellspring
Walker John, grocer &c
Wolstenholme John, farmer, Crowhole
Woodruff Henry, beer retailer
Wright John, monumental mason

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