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Chaddesden, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p.75
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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CHADDESDEN is a parish, about 2½ miles east from Derby and 2 north-west from Spondon station on the Trent and Derby branch of the Midland railway, in the Southern division of the county, hundred of Appletree, union of Shardlow, Derby petty sessional division and county court district, rural deanery of Ilkeston, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The church of St. Mary is an edifice of stone in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, aisles and a Perpendicular western tower with embattled parapet containing a clock and three bells, dated 1742: on the south side of the chancel are sedilia and a piscina and other sedilia and a piscina of similar design in the aisles; the font is of marble and Caen stone, and the stained east window is a memorial to Robert Edward Eardley Wilmot, eldest son of Sir Henry Sacheverel Wilmot bart. of Chaddesden, who died 22 Oct. 1861 : there are 200 sittings. The register dates from the year 1718 for all entries. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £94, chiefly derived from 23 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of Sir Henry Wilmot bart. V.C., C.B. and held since 1879 by the Rev. Francis Edmund William Wilmot M.A. of Trinity College, Oxford. There is small Wesleyan Methodist chapel here, built in 1838. Nottingham road cemetery, Chaddesden hill, contains two mortuary chapels, built in 1855. Near a Roman road here are six almshouses, supported by Brig. Gen. Sir Henry Wilmot bart. V.C. whose seat, Chaddesden Hall, a mansion of brick, stands on the outskirts of the village. William D. Nathaniel Drury-Lowe esq. D.L., J.P. of Locko Park, is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are Sir Henry Wilmot bart. V.C. and the Duke of Devonshire K.G. The soil is loam and sand; subsoil, various. The chief crops are wheat, oats, barley and some pasture land. The acreage is 2,068; rateable value, £7,904; the population in 1881 was 611.

POST OFFICE.-John Davison, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Derby at 5.20 a. m. ; dispatched at 8.30 p.m. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Spondon

Church of England (mixed) School, erected in 1872, enlarged in 1889, for 110 children & 50 infants ; average attendance, 104 children & 50 infants ; Edward Willetts, master


Martin Miss
Whinyates Col. Francis Arthur, The Moor house
Wilmot Brigadier-General Sir Henry bart. V.C., C.B., D.L., J.P. Chaddesden hall; & 20 Montagu street w & Carlton & Arthur's clubs, London s w
Wilmot Rev. Francis Edmund William M.A. [vicar]
Yates Clement, Highfield house


Allen Thomas, farmer & butcher
Bailey John, dairyman
Davison William, blacksmith
Green William, tailor, The Moor
Hampshire William, farmer
Haynes Jn. Whitehurst, Wilmot Arms P.H
Hollingsworth John, farmer
Holmes Robert, farmer
Hunt Ebenezer, farmer
Martin Charles, farmer, The Moor
Mayer William, farmer & horse dealer
Murdoch Robert, market gardener
Oldershaw John & George, builders
Oldershaw Herbert, butcher & farmer, Cherry Tree hill
Painter Joseph, farmer, Row farm
Smith Thomas Seth, farmer
Taft Hannah (Mrs.), farmer, Hill
Walker William, farm bailiff to John Hollingsworth esq
Yates Clement, wheelwright

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