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Beighton, Derbyshire (with Hackenthorpe)
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.42-43
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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BEIGHTON is a village and parish, most pleasantly situated on an eminence on the Yorkshire border, with a station on the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire railway, 10 miles north-east from Chesterfield, 7 south-east from Sheffield, 4 north from Eckington station and 2 south from Woodhouse Mill station on the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire railway, in the North Eastern division of the county, Eckington petty sessional division, hundred of Scarsdale, union and county court district or Rotherham, rural deanery of Staveley, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The approach to the village from Eckington is through a cutting in the solid rock. The church of St. Mary is an ancient building of stone, in the Norman and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch, and a western tower containing 6 bells: the church was restored in 1868 : there are several stained windows and sittings for 300 persons. The register dates from the year 1653, and is in good condition. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £213, including 22 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of Earl Manvers, and held since 1889 by the Rev. Robert Stewart Hare M.A. of Trinity College, Dublin. There are Wesleyan and Methodist chapels here, a Primitive Methodist chapel is (1891) in course of erection, and there is a Methodist chapel at Hackenthorpe. The charities for distribution amount to £36 yearly and there is a small endowment for ten free scholars. A reading and recreation room was opened in October, 1882. The Earl Manvers is lord of the manor and principal landowner James Hounsfield esq. of Hackenthorpe Hall and John Jubb esq. of Drake House are also considerable landowners. The soil is principally light. The chief crops are wheat, oats, barley, turnips and hay. The area is 3,070 acres; rateable value, £16,697; the population in 1871 was 1,555, and in 1881 was 2,069. The parish comprises the hamlets of HACKENTHORPE, 2 miles east, where scythes, sickles and reaping hooks are manufactured very extensively ; BIRLEY, 2½ east, and SOTHAL WATERTHORPE, ½ east.

BIRLEY is a picturesque hamlet, celebrated for its spa and baths; the water at this place has been in repute for centuries.

Parish Clerk, Henry Banks.

POST, M. O. & T. O., S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office.- Joseph Lowe, sub-postmaster. Letters through Rotherham arrive at 6.30 a.m.; dispatched at 5.40 & 7.40 p.m

POST OFFICE, Hackenthorpe.-Joseph Carnall, receiver.
Letters arrive from Rotherham by foot post from Beighton at 7.30 a.m. & are dispatched at 6.45 p.m. Handsworth Woodhouse is the nearest money order & telegraph office.

WALL LETTER BOX, Southal, cleared at 7.15 p.m

A School Board of 5 members was formed February 12th, 1875 ; William Dust, Eckington, clerk; Sidney Carnall, attendance officer

Beighton Board School, erected in 1880 & enlarged 1890, for 320 boys & girls & 152 infants; average attendance, 240 boys & girls & 110 infants ; John George Bickell, master ; Miss Emily Down, mistress

Hackenthorpe Board School, erected in 1883, for 120 boys & girls & 60 infants ; average attendance, 90 boys & girls & 30 infants; Harry B. Lund, master

Railway Station, Alfred Strawson, station master

CARRIER TO & FROM SHEFFIELD.-John Hempsel, tues. & sat


Fairbrother Jacob M.D
Fairburn Mrs. Annie
Glover Joseph, The Terrace
Hare Rev. Robert Stewart M.A. Vicarage
Horrabin James W. The Terrace
Johnson Edward George, The Elms
Jubb John, Drake house
Lister Mrs. The Villa
Morton Mrs. The Terrace
Mottershead William, Fearn villas
Nadin Joseph, The Beeches
Nadin Joseph, jun. The Beeches
Parker Mrs. Emma, West cottage
Playle William, Holly bank
Roberts Mrs. Fearn villas
Staniforth William, The Terrace
Stone Charles Henry
Stone Mrs. The Grange
Ward Samuel, Myrtle villas


Adams George, Prudential Assurance agent, Sothal
Banks Charles, shopkeeper
Banks Henry, parish clerk
Banks Joseph, saddler
Bates Charles, tailor
Battersby Thos. shpkpr. & beer ret. Sothal
Berges Harriett (Mrs.), shopkpr. Sothal
Boaler Ann (Mrs.), Railway inn
Carlin Jonathan, shopkeepor, Sothal
Carlin Joseph, hair dresser, Sothal
Champion William, builder
Collier Joseph, shopkeeper, Sothal
Cousins William, farmer, Sothal
Crookes Chas. Royal Oak P.H.& carpenter
Dennis John, blacksmith
Dickenson John Wm. farmer, Sothal
Dickinson George, butcher
Edge George, farmer
Esberger Harriett (Mrs.), shpkpr. Sothal
Fairbrother Jacob M.D. surgeon
Fewkes Benjamin, stone mason & builder
Fewkes Samuel, stone mason & builder
Field Joseph, shopkeeper, Sothal
Field William, shoe maker
Fox Herbert, farmer, Birley
Gardiner Duncan Forbes M.B., C.M. Surgn
Glover Joseph, miller (steam)
Gould & Taylor, farmers, Field farm
Hanson Ann ( Mrs.),shopkeeper, Sothal
Haywood Charles, farmer
Henshaw Edward, agent Refuge Assurance Co. Sothal
Hobson Charles, tailor
House James, farmer, Sothal
Hutchinson John, shopkeeper, Sothal
Johnson Edward George M.R.C.V.S. veterinary surgeon, The Elms
Johnson George, farmer, Westfield
Jubb John, farmer, Drake house
Lee John, farmer, Waterthorpe
Lowe Jsph. grocer, draper, & post office
Lowe William, clothier, Sothal
Masterfield John, greengrocer, Sothal
Mattson & Sons, boot & shoe makers
Mirfin Geo. & son, joiners & wheelwrights
Mirfin John, Cumberland's Head P.H
Moody Robert, blacksmith
Nadin Joseph, jun. surgeon
Needham Ezra, farmer, Birley
Parker Thos. shopkeeper & beer retailer
Platt John, baths, Birley Spa
Potter Peter Ernest, farmer & surveyor of highways
Revill Henry, farmer, Sothal
Roberts William, farmer
Rowbotham Charles, grocer, Sothal
Sheffield Coal Company Lim. (Thomas R. Gainsford. managing director), Birley collieries
South Thos. farmer, collectr. of poor rates & registrar of births & deaths, Birley
Spencer John, shopkeeper, Sothal
Stables James, farmer
Stavley Thomas, stone mason & builder
Strawson Alfred, station master
Sykes Charles, shopkeeper, Sothal
Sykes Henry, joiner
Turton Edward, George & Dragon P.H
Vaughan Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper & beer retailer, Sothal
Vernon David, shopkeeper, Sothal
Waddington J. H. & Co. brown paper manufacturers
Wagstaff Clarence, butcher
Waller Geo.pork butcher & wheelwright
Wright William, grocer, Station road

Gray Mrs. Ivy cottage
Hibbard John, jun. Greenside house
Hounsfield James, Hackenthorpe hall
Hounsfield James Jermyn, Hackenthorpe hall
Hounsfield Thomas, Cotley house
Le Tall William James, Inkersall house
Rhodes Joseph, The Farm

Aldam Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Beard Joseph, farmer, Brook house
Bird Charlotte (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Booth Walter, Sportsman P.H
Carnall Joseph, post office
Havenhand George, shopkeeper
Hellewell George, cowkeeper
Hempsell John, carrier & farmer
Hibbard Jn. jun. machine knife & scythe manufctr. see Staniforth Thos. & Co
Le Tall Wm. Jas. surgeon, Inkersall ho
Linacre William, beer retailer
Littlewood Jsph. joiner & wheelwright
Mundy Mark, farmer
Nelson William, New inn
Pilkington Eleanor (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Revell Thomas, farmer
Rhodes Joseph, farmer, The Farm
Rippon Mary (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Sharman George, cowkeeper
South Thomas, farmer
Staniforth Thomas & Go. machine knife, sickle & scythe manufacturers
Staniforth Jemima (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Staniforth Wm. machine knife & scythe manufactr. see Staniforth Thos. & Co
Stead Isaac, shopkeeper
Street James, blacksmith
Woodhead William, joiner & wheelwright

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