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Biggin, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p. 49
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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BIGGIN is a hamlet formed into an ecclesiastical parish in 1849, and comprising the Nether Quarter of Hartington parish, 9 miles north from Ashborne and 2 south-east from Hartington, in the Western division of the county, hundred of Appletree, union, petty sessional division and county court district of Ashborne, rural deanery of Buxton, arch deaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. Biggin is near the Cromford and High Peak mineral railway : the nearest railway station is at Bakewell, on the Midland line, 9 miles distant. The church of St. Thomas is a modern edifice in an Early Gothic style, built by subscription in 1848, on a site given by the Duke of Devonshire, and consists of chancel nave of five bays, south porch and an embattled tower al the west end containing one bell: there are 350 sittings, 220 of which are free. The register dates from the year 1848. The living is a vicarage, gross yearly value £163, with I acre of glebe and residence, in the gift of the Duke of Devonshire K.G. and held since 1886 by the Rev. John Foulger, of St. Aidans. Here is a Primitive Methodist chapel and there is another at Heathcote. Fairs for cattle are held on the Tuesday before the second Wednesday in September and on October 3rd, unless it fall on Sunday, in which case it is held on the 4th. The Duke of Devonshire K.G. is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are the Duke of Rutland P.C., G.C.B., the Duke of Devonshire and John Slee, of High-gate esq. The soil is clayey; subsoil, limestone. The land is chiefly used for grazing purposes. The area is 3,749 acres ; rateable value, £3,739; the population in 1881 was was [sic] 504, including 379 in Hartington Nether Quarter.

HEATHCOTE, one mile north-west, and NEWHAVEN, 1½ miles east, are hamlets.

Parish Clerk, William Palfreyman.

Sexton, Isaac Pett.

Letters through Ashborne, via Hartington, which is the nearest money order & telegraph office, arrive about II a.m. LETTER Box cleared at 1.30 p.m

National (mixed) School, erected for 60 children; average attendance, 47; Miss J. E. Rowley, mistress

Dain William, The Cottage
Foulger Rev. John [vicar], Vicarage

Adkin Edwin, farmer, Old house
Brindley John, farmer, Heathcote
Clewes James, farmer, Bank house
Dawson Thomas, farmer
Dakeyne Joseph, farmer, Pike hall
Derbyshire John, farmer, Biggin moor
Featherstone Michael, shoe ma. Heathcte
Finney Elizh. (Mrs.), farmr. Biggin grnge
Gould Gilbert, farmer, Pilsbury grange
Gould Richard, farmer, Biggin hall
Howsley Thomas, farmer, Friden house
Kirkham George, farmer, Heathcote
Lomas Arthur, farmer
Mellor Thomas, Newhaven House hotel (good stabling), & farmer
Milner Thomas, farmer, Dale end
Moss Mary (Mrs.), beer retailer
Naylor William, Waterloo inn
Newham Jane (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Percival Thomas, farmer
Percival Wm. farmer, Stoneage grange
Pett William, beer retailer
Pett William, shopkeeper
Redfern John, farmer, Greenhead
Shaw John, farmer, Pike hall
Stubbs William, farmer, Ivy house
Stubbs Francis Wm. joiner & farmer
Slater Thomas, stone mason
Watson Anthony, blacksmith, Newhaven
Webster John, farmer, Heathcote
Wilton Joseph, farmer, Newhaven lodge

[End of transcript. Spelling, case and punctuation are as they appear in the Directory.]

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