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Bradley, Derbyshire
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From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp. 54 - 55
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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BRADLEY is an agricultural parish and picturesque but scattered village on the Belper road, 3 miles east from Ashborne, in the Western division of the county, Appletree hundred, Ashborne union, petty sessional division and county court district, rural deanery of Ashborne, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell, The church of All Saints, an edifice in the Decorated style of the early 14th century, consists of a small chancel and nave under a single roof, south porch and a wooden turret at the west end containing 3 bells, two of which date from 1722, the tenor being undated: the east window has three lights, the mullions intersecting each other diagonally in the head; the windows on either side the nave are all good examples of Decorated work : the eastern wall of the chancel retains two stone brackets, carved with bearded faces, but the most interesting feature of the interior is a fine circular font, the shaft of which has all the appearance of the upper part of a clustered pier, the bowl is divided into eight compartments by round-headed trefoil arches : the church contains a wooden mural achievement of the Knivetons, about 300 years oId, gaudily repainted ; Sir Andrew Kniveton died at Bradley in 1696, and there is a monument to his eldest son, Godfrey, who died in 1708, besides others to William Byrom, who died in the 17th century. Thomas Byrom, his son (1714) and Dorothy his wife (1730), and Emma Harriet Sgambella (1821) : in the chancel are the arms of the Meynell family : the communion plate of silver gilt was the gift of Lady Frances Kniveton and is dated 1572. The register dates from the year 1579, but its earlier portions are in a very dilapidated condition ; the last Kniveton entry is in 1633 : Thomas Bancroft, an epigrammatic poet who flourished here in the 17th century, is styled in the register "the Muses' Friend." The living is a rectory, average rent-charge £219, with residence and 60 acres of glebe gift of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield, and held since 1887 by the Rev. James Furly Trevitt B.A. of Corpus Christi college, Cambridge. John Walker, in 1691, gave £1 per annum to be paid to the poor, which is distributed to poor widows not receiving other relief : the Rev. Francis Gisborne, sometime rector of Staveley, who died in July, 1821, by his will dated 7th May, 1818, left £6 10s. to the parish, which is distributed amongst the most necessitous poor. Bradley Hall is the residence of George Moore Dixon J.P. who is lord of the manor. G. M. Dixon esq. Lord Scarsdale, Mrs. Philps, Mrs. Henry, Godfrey Meynell esq Mr. Thomas Fernyhough are the principal landowners. The soil is mixed ; subsoil, chiefly gravel and clay. The chief crops are hay, wheat, barley, oats and turnips. The area is 2,374 acres ; rateable value, £2,945 ; the population in 1881 was 277.
Parish Clerk, William Burdis.

POST OFFICE.-William Clarke, receiver. Letters arrive from Ashborne at 7.50 a.m. ; dispatched at 5 p.m. ; there is no sunday delivery or dispatch. Hognaston is the nearest money order office & Osmaston the nearest telegraph office

National School (mixed), erected with master's residience, in 1873, for 90 children : average attendance, 60 ; Benj. Howard, master

Dixon George Moore J.P. Bradley hall
Fernyhough Thomas. The Nook
Pearson Geo. Henry S. Bradley ldg
Trevitt Re,. Jas. Furly B.A. Rectory

Alsop Thomas, farmer
Ball George, cowkeeper
Batley William, cowkeeper
Black William, cowkeeper
Bull Charles, cowkeeper
Bunting Alfred, farmer, Brook house
Burdis William, cowkeeper
Clarke Joseph, farmer, The Folly
Clarke William, post office, & farmer
Copestake Mary (Mrs.), farmer
Edwards William, farmer & blacksmith
Fearn George, cowkeeper
Fernyhough Thomas, farmer & landowner, The Nook
Ford Samuel, farmer & cowkeeper
Gadsby Elizabeth (Mrs.), dress maker
Hammersley Rupert, farmer
Harrison John, cowkeeper
Hodgkinson Mary (Mrs.), cowkeeper
Hooson Joseph, farmer
Lamb William, farmer
Litchfield John & Thos. farmers, Corley
Litchfield Jsph.& Son, farmrs. Crow trees
Litchfield Thomas, farmer
Marple William, farmer
MelIor Thomas, cowkeeper
Mellor William, farm bailiff to G. M. Dixon esq. The Knob
Pearson George Henry Spencer M. A. preparatory schl. for boys, Bradley lo
Redfearn Frank, cowkeeper
Riley Samuel, farmer
Ryde George, blacksmith & farmer
Stafford William, cowkeeper
Tomlinson William & Son, farmers. Bradley pastures
Woolley George, builder & farmer
Woollev Thomas, cowkeeper
Yates Henry, Fox & Hounds P.H. Belper rd

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