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Brassington, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.59-60
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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BRASSINGTON, anciently BRAZINCTUNE, is a township, village and parish, formed out of Bradbourne in 1886, 6 miles north from Ashborne, 4 west from Wirksworth, the nearest railway station, and 5 south from Winster, in the Western division of the county, Bradbourne civil parish, Wirksworth hundred, petty sessional division and county court district, Ashborne union, rural deanery of Wirksworth, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The High Peak line, belonging to the London and North Western railway, has a station at Longcliffe, used only as a goods station. The church of All Saints, situated on an acclivity, is an ancient edifice of stone, chiefly in the Norman style, and was thoroughly restored in 1880 at a cost of £1,400, raised by public subscription: it consists of chancel, nave with clerestory, aisles, south porch and a western embattled tower containing a clock and 3 bells, dating from 1677 to 1743 : of the original Norman fabric there are extensive remains, particularly in the very narrow south aisle, with its three semicircular arches, supported on massive rounded pillars ; and also in the south aisle of the chancel, from which it is separated by two smaller Norman arches, the centre pillar being an octagon, with well-defined foliage, of the later Norman period. The clock, added in 1889, was presented by Mrs. Potts, of Manchester, in memory of her late husband, at a cost of £100 : the tower and font are Norman, and inside the west wall of the tower is a small stone rudely carved in high relief with the three-quarter figure of a man with one hand on his heart: the chancel has an almery on the south side and on the opposite wall is a quaint inscription on brass to Michael Adams B.D. of St. John's College, Cambridge, and rector of Treeton, Yorks, who died here while on a journey, 27 Dec. 1680, and to his son who is buried with him: there are 250 sittings. The register dates from the year 1716, but its earlier portion is in a very dilapidated condition. The living is a vicarage, average tithe rent-charge £10, net yearly value £107, with residence and 11 acres of glebe, in the gift of Miss Foster, and held since 1877 by the Rev. Isaac Vandenheuvel Macrae, of St. Bees. There are Wesleyan, Congregational and Primitive Methodist chapels. Gisborne's charity of £6 10s. left in 1818 by the Rev. Francis Gisborne, sometime rector of Staveley, is distributed yearly. John Buxton, in 1699, left £100, the interest to be applied in apprenticing the poor children of the parish, but this charity has been lost; George Buxton, in 1699, left 20s. yearly for the necessitous; Samuel Mather, £1 annually from the Buckleather close ; German Buxton left 30s. yearly from lands in the village of Bradbourne : and in 1472 Thurstan Dale gave four acres of land and directed the proceeds to be employed in educating 12 poor children of the parish. The landowners are Lord Scarsdale, the legatees of the late Sir Joseph Whitworth bart. F.R.S., D.C.L. (d.1887), H. Chandos-Pole-Gell esq. J.P. of Hopton Hall, J. Watson, J. Shuttleworth and Thomas Hodgkinson, esqs. with a few smaller proprietors. The soil is light; subsoil, limestone. The land is chiefly in pasture for dairy produce. The acreage is £4,023 ; rateable value, £5.404; the population in 1881 was 690.

Parish Clerk, George Slater.

POST OFFICE.-John Andrews, postmaster. Postal orders issued, but not paid. Letters arrive from Derby at 8.30 a.m. Box closes at 4.15 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Hognaston. There is no sunday delivery or dispatch. Wirksworth is the nearest telegraph office
Public Elementary School (mixed), erected in 1871 by voluntary subscription & endowed with £7 15s. yearly, for 120 children; average attendance, 94 ; William Winnal, master

CARRIER.-Francis Watson to Ashborne, every Saturday

Breakell John William, The Hall
Gould John, sen
Hodgkinson Thomas, West end James Mrs. Ivy bank
Macrae Rev. Isaac Vandenheuvel, Vicarage
Truman Mrs Watson John


Allsop George, farmer
Allsop George, jun. farmer & cattle dlr
Allsop James, farmer
Allsop Robert, pig dealer
Allsop Thomas, cattle dealer
Andrews John, tailor, Post office
Breakell John Wm. manufr. of umbers &c. High Peak paint & color works
Brindley Joseph, tailor & outfitter
Brindley Thomas, grocer &c
Broomhead John, farmer, Moor
Charlton Alfred, assistant overseer
Charlton George, farmer
Cook John, Holly Bush P.H
Cope William, farmer, & goods agent for London & North Western Railway Co. Longcliffe
Dale Alice (Miss), dress maker
Fearn Danl. coal agnt. for Hy. Wheatcroft
Fearn Ebenezer, farmer &c.
Fearn Fras. Jug and Glass P.H. Longcllffe
Fearn John, grocer & corn dealer
Gould John, jun. mine agent
Gould Luther, agent for F. Wright.& Co. coal merchants
Gould Thomas, farmer, Cliffe cottage
Green-Armitage Edward, gannister sand & fire clay works, Longcliffe ; residence, Brassington. See advert
Gregory John, farmer, Harbro' farm
Grindy Isaac, farmer
Handley Samuel, surveyor
Harrison Joseph, farmer, Moulderidge
Heathcote Robert, farmr. Knockerdown
Hodgkinson James, farmer
Hodgkinson Samuel, manager to Messrs. James White & Co. brick makers
Howard John, farmer, Tithe farm
KNOWLES JOHN & SON, builders, contractors, timber merchants & general smiths, Steam saw mills
MelIor George, shoe maker
MelIor Robert, farmer
Millward William, farmer, Moor farm
Radford John, blacksmith
Rains John, farmer, Moor
Seal Edmund, farmer
Seal John, farmer, Clipshead
Seal Thomas, farmer
Seal William, farmer
Seal William, jun. farmer & pig dealer
Slack William, grocer & draper
Slater George, landowner & farmer
Spencer Francis, farmer
Spencer John, butcher & farmer
Spencer Sarah (Mrs.), Gate P.H
Stone Samuel Thorn Tree P.H
Taylor Joshua, wheelwright
Torr William, farmer
Walker William, farmer
Walker William, shoe maker
Waterfall John, farmer, Hoe grange
Watson Francis, carrier
Watson Joseph, farmer, Ivy house
Watson Richard, George & Dragon P.H, & farmer
White James & Co. firebrick manfrs. &c
Wright Frank, corn & coal merchant &c.; & at Ashborne
Yates Benjamin, shopkeeper

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