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Burbage-on-the-Wye, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p.63
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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BURBAGE-ON-THE-WYE is a hamlet within the township of Upper Quarter, in Hartington parish, formed into an ecclesiastical parish in 1869, and is 1 mile south-west from Buxton, in the High Peak division of the county, hundred of High Peak, union of Chapel-en-Ie-Frith, Buxton petty sessional division, county court district of Chapel-en-le-Frith, rural deanery of Buxton, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of SouthweIl. Christchurch, erected in 1861, is a modern building of stone in the Norman style, consisting of apsidal chancel, nave of four bays, aisles, transepts, vestry and a low tower on the south side, forming also an entrance and containing an illuminated clock and 6 bells: the chancel has five stained windows; and there are several others, one of which, a memorial to Mary Bartlett, was placed by her son Thomas Bartlett, of Liverpool : there are mural monuments to Edward Woollett Wilmot esq. J.P. d. 1864, and to the Rev. Almeric John Churchill Spencer M.A. d. 1864, a former incumbent of Christ church, and son of the late Rt. Rev. George John Trevor Spencer D.D. some-time Bishop of Madras: a fine organ was erected in 1878, at a cost of about £500, raised by subscription: there are 430 sittings. The register dates from the year 1869. The living is a vicarage, average tithe rent charge £97, gross yearly value £216, with residence, in the gift of the Duke of Devonshire K.G. and held since 1884 by the Rev. Samuel Crusha Sarjant B.A. of Glasgow University. A Mission church and school have been erected at Harpur Hill in this parish by the Buxton Lime Company, who also pay an annual stipend to the curate, and have further established a reading and news room; the Rev. John Hilton Ireland M.A. of St. John's College, Cambridge, has been curate in charge since 1887. The Wesleyans have a chapel here, and the Primitive Methodists one at Canhole. A subterranean hollow, characteristic of the limestone formation, and known as "Poole's Hole," is situated here. The quarries and works of the Old Buxton Lime Company Limited, the largest of that kind in the kingdom, give employment to several hundred men, the lime being principally used for chemical and manufacturing purposes: there are 12 miles of rails and tramways in connection with the works, and a branch line from the High Peak railway. This district is geologically interesting in being also the outcrop of the coal measures, and a mountain mine is worked by the Buxton Lime Company. The Duke of Devonshire K.G. is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil is brown loam; subsoil, limestone. The population in 1881 was 1,917.

Parish Clerk, Matthew Bennett.

Sexton, William Bennett.

POST, M. O. & T. O., S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office.- Henry Eyre, sub-postmaster. Letters from Buxton arrive about 7.30 a.m. & 4.30 p.m. ; dispatched at 12.30 & 6.45 p.m. ; sundays, 5 p.m. Parcels dispatched at 12.30 & 6.30 p.m

POST OFFICE, Harpur Hill.-William Greatorex, sub-post-master. Letters from Buxton (the nearest money order & telegraph office), arrive at 7. 10 a.m. ; dispatched at 6 p.m. week days only. Postal orders are issued here, but not paid

WALL BOX, Canhole, cleared at 6.15 p.m. week days only

SCHOOLS :- Board (mixed & infants), erected for 350 children ; average attendance, 147 boys & girls & 108 infants; Walter Broadbery, master; Miss Helen Lister, mistress; clerk, T. W. Varley, Buxton; attendance officer, Matthew Bagshaw, Burbage
Mission, erected in I876, for 150 children; average attendance, 113 & supported solely by the Old Buxton Lime Co. Limited ; Thomas Perkins, master; Miss Jane Ellen Harrison, infants' mistress


Aitchison Gowrie C. Duke street
Beckett Jas. Marshall, The Hawthorns
Buchanan Mrs. West lodge
Cooke Henry J.P. Edgemoor
Darwin Reginald J.P. Fern
Fisher George, Wye head
Hampson James Arthur, 6 Duke street
Hubbersty Henry Alfred J.P
Hull-Brown Mrs. Wyelands
Ireland Rev. John Hilton H.A. [curate], Harpur hill
McNish Mrs. Eglantine cottage
Manlove Simeon, Burbage house
Markendale Rd. Shires, Sherbrooke ldg
Sarjant Rev. SI. Crusha B.A. Vicarage
Stamper Mrs. Eglantine villa
Webb Mrs. Trafalgar house


Bagshaw Ann (Mrs.),frmr. Ferney bottm
Bagshaw Matthew, tailor & upholsterer
Bagshaw Thomas, farmer
Barker Ann (Mrs.), draper
Belfield Lazarus, shopkeeper, Canhole
Beverley George, farmer, Burlow grnge
Beverley Sarah (Mrs.), The Parks inn, Harpur hill
Bradbury Edward, journalist, West st
Bradbury William, grocer, Duke street
Broadbery Walter, teacher of music
Burbage Permanent Building Society (registered office) (Henry Eyre, sec.), Post office
Dempster James, farmer, Edgemoor
Downes John, farmer, Fox low
Eyre Hy. bookseller & joiner, Post office
Gilman Joseph, farmer, Otter hole
Goodwill Sarah Jane (Mrs.), farmer, Counters cliff
Greatorex William, shopkeeper, Post office, Harpur hill
Hibbert John, farmer, Bunsall
Hibbert George, farmer, Longhill
Hill Adam, butcher & shopkeeper
Holme George, Red Lion P.H
Jowle Hannah (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Keeling John, farmer, Goits moss
Moss Thomas, shoe maker
Norton Isaac, farmer, Plex farm
Norton Joseph, cab proprietor
Old Buxton Lime Co. Lim. (Henry Alfd. Hubbersty, managing director)
Oldfield William Hancock, grocer &c
Plant George, fruiterer
Raynor Robert, farmer, Bridge house
Swann James (the exors. of), farmers, Turncliff
Swindells George, farmer, Watford frm
Swindells Nathaniel, Duke of York P.H
Turner Mary (Mrs.), farmr. Temple fm
Wain John, shopkeeper, Harpur hill
Wain William, farmer, Dale head
Ward David, farmer, Gutter farm
Wardle Elizh. (Mrs.), shpkpr. Harpur hill
Webbe Nelson, coal merchant

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