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Chellaston, Derbyshire
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From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p.80
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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CHELLASTON is a parish with a station on the Derby and Ashby-de-la-Zouch branch of the Midland railway, 130 miles from London and 4½ south-south-east from Derby, in the Southern division of the county, hundred of Repton and Gresley, union of Shardlow, petty sessional division and county court district of Derby, rural deanery of Melbourne, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The church of St. Peter is a building of stone chiefly in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south aisle and an embattled western tower with pinnacles, rebuilt in 1842, and containing a clock and 3 bells, the interior of the church was restored in 1875 and the old pews replaced by open seats: the south aisle has an arcade of three bays, with octagonal piers: there are two piscinae, one in the south side of the chancel, and one in the south aisle, and an ancient and massive circular font: in the south aisle are two memorial stones of the Bancroft family, dated 1551 and 1557, connections of Thomas Bancroft the poet, a native of Swarkston, who lived near here in the time of Queen Elizabeth. The organ was erected in 1880, and in 1882 new windows were inserted by subscription: there are 200 sittings. The register dates regularly from the year 1755 ; portions of an earlier record, dating from 1569 to 1732 are in the possession of the vicar, in 1886 another portion, from 1659 to 1732, which had been missing for 50 years, was recovered from a neighbouring parish, and further portions are contained in the Bigland MSS. preserved at the College of Arms. The living is a vicarage, gross yearly value from 52 acres of glebe £120, in the gift of the Bishop of Southwell and held since 1872 by the Rev. Joseph Hughes B.A. of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. The Wesleyan chapel, erected in 1875 at a cost of £660, has a reredos of alabaster, erected as a memorial to Mr. W. T. Whelpton, of London, who spent his youth in this village, to which he was a great benefactor: the organ was erected at a cost of £200. There is also a Baptist chapel here. The alabaster quarries and gypsum mines are very extensive, and give employment to many of the inhabitants. Sir Vauncey Harpur Crewe, bart. of Calke Abbey, J.P. is the principal landowner. The soil is strong clay ; subsoil, marl. The chief crops are oats, wheat and barley. The area is 830 acres ; rateable value, £2,623 ; the population in 1881 was 498. Sexton, Hiram Holt.

POST & M. O. 0., S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office.- William Turner, receiver. Letters received from Derby at 5.30 a.m. & forwarded to Derby at 7.25 p.m. The telegraph office is at the railway station

A School Board of 5 members was formed in 1885 ; W. F. P. Meakin, Duffield, clerk to School Board; Mr. William Turner, Chellaston, attendance officer

Board School (mixed), erected in 1878 at a cost of £2,000, for 150 children; average attendance, 100: Edwin B. Turner, master; Miss Gertrude E. Johns, mistress

Railway Station, John Barwick, station master

Briggs James, The Limes
Forman Henry
Gover Mrs. Mount house
Hughes Rev. Joseph B.A. [vicar]
Pimm James
Pimm George Wotton
Stevens John, West Hill house
Swindell Frederick, The Lawn
Swindell William
Thompson Richard, Chellaston house
Tomlinson Mrs. The Hollies
Wright Robert

Bates John, shopkeeper
Briggs John, New inn
Buckingham George, miller (steam) & farmer
Bull James, Red Lion P. H
Clews James, farmer
Copeland Alfred, farmer
Copeland Matthew, wheelwright
Domleo Stephen, butcher & farmer
Forman John, baker & coal merchant
Manfull Hiram, farmer
Mason Maria (Mrs.), farmer
Meakin Edward, manager for Messrs. Pegg & Co. plaster merchants
Meakin Henry, farmer, Moor end
Palmer William, farmer
Pegg Thomas, market gardener
Plackett John, butcher & farmer
Platts John. Rose & Crown P.H
Pym Jane (Mrs.) shopkeeper
Shaw Joseph, farmer
Smith Thomas, market gardener
Stableford Thomas Porter, plaster merchant & brick manufacturer
Thompson Richard, farmer
Turner William, shoe maker & school attendance officer, Post office
Warren Thomas, farmer
Young George, farmer

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