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Chinley, Bugsworth & Brownside, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.93-94
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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CHINLEY, BUGSWORTH and BROWNSIDE form a township in the ancient parish of Glossop (the three places being united for poor rates, but separate for the repair of highways), in the High Peak division of the county, High Peak hundred and Chapel-en-le-Frith petty sessional division, union and county court district.

Chinley is 2 miles north from Chapel-en-le-Frith, with station for passenger and goods traffic on the Midland railway, 172 miles from London. The Dore and Chinley branch of the Midland railway, now in course of construction and including a fine viaduct, will join the Ambergate and Manchester branch here. Here is a Congregational chapel with an endowed Sunday school, receiving about £20 yearly from rent-charges on the Town hall at Chapel-en-le-Frith, left by the late Thomas Slack esq. M.D. Here are also paper, sheet wadding and cotton wool mills.

Bugsworth is 9 miles south from Glossop, 3 west-north-west from Chapel-en-le-Frith, 9 north-north-west from Buxton and 168 by road from London and 173 by rail, on the borders of Cheshire and divided from that county by the river Goyt, which is here crossed by a stone bridge. The Midland railway has a station here, and parcels by passenger trains addressed to residents in this township should be forwarded by that line and not viâ Whaley Bridge. Here is the terminus of the Peak Forest canal, running to Manchester, Macclesfield, Staffordshire, Huddersfield and Wakefield. The Peak Forest Tramway also commences here, terminating at Dove Holes, and is used for carrying mineral produce and goods in conjunction with the canal. St. James' church, built in 1874 at a cost of about £1,400, is a building in a modern Romanesque style, and consisting of apsidal chancel, nave of three bays and a bell-cot containing one bell : the church will seat about 200 people, and is under the control of the Rev. Adam Pyle Hamilton-Wilson, vicar of Glossop ; the Rev. James Bower, of St. Aidan's, has been curate-in-charge since 1885. A burial ground was consecrated here in 1879, the land being conveyed to special diocesan trustees for interments according to the rites of the Church of England only. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel here, built in 1876, and seating 200 ; the Congregationalists hold services in a public schoolroom. Large quantities of lime and grit stone are obtained from the local quarries, which are extensively worked: there is also a colliery and a lime kiln. Lord Howard of Glossop is lord of the manor of Bugsworth.

Brownside is 2 miles east from Chinley and 1½ north from Chapel-en-le-Frith. The land is held by numerous small owners. The soil is a dark loam; subsoil, grit stone. The land is chiefly used for grazing purposes. The area is 3,831 acres; rateable value, £9,998; the population in 1881 was 1,233.

POST OFFICE, Chinley.-Henry Gregory, receiver. Letters arrive from Stockport at 7-45 a.m. ; dispatched at 6 p.m. week days only. Chapel-en-le-Frith is the nearest money order & telegraph office. Postal orders are issued here, but not paid

POST OFFICE, Bugsworth.-Miss Mary Thompson, receiver. Letters arrive from Stockport, via Whaley Bridge (which is the nearest money order & telegraph office), at about 8 a.m. ; dispatched at. 6 p.m. on week days only

Brownside letters arrive from Stockport, via. Chapel-en-le-Frith

WALL BOX, Chapel Milton, cleared at 6;30 p.m

A School Board for the districts of Chinley, Bugsworth & Brownside was formed in 1883, consisting of 5 members ; J. N. Boycott, clerk. Chapel-en-le-Frith; J. G. Bramwell, attendance officer
Board (mixed), Chinley, erected in 1886, at a cost of £850, for 150 children; average attendance, 120; Edward Herbert Crick, master
School (St. James'), erected 1878, for 200 children ; average attendance, 90; Henry Moore, master

Bugsworth, Ephraim Poultney, station master
Chinley, Charles Leeson, station master


Brailsford Joseph, Chinley head
Lingard Joseph. Chapel Milton

Barnes James, farmer, Dry clough
Bennett John, Lamb inn
Brocklehurst Joseph, farmer
Brown William, Cross Keys P.H. Chapel Milton
Cooper Charles, farmer, Higher Ashen clough
Cooper George, farmer, Andrew's farm
Cresswell Wm. farmer, Leaden knowl
Edwards J. P. contractor
Fidler Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Goddard George, mason, Forelands ends
Green John, farmer
Gregory Mary (Mrs.), farmer, Naze farm
Gregory Hy. coal mer. shopkpr. & post off
Hadfield George & Sons, grocers & general provision dealers, corn, flour & seed merchants, farmers & butchers
Hadfield Joseph, farmer, Hull end
Hamer James, farmer
Handforth Thomas, farmer, Hallgate
Handforth Thomas, joiner & farmer, Flatts farm
Hartley Mary (Mrs.), farmer, Wicken fm
Hudson Hannah (Mrs.), farmer, Moseley house
Hudson Chares Wyatt, carpenter
Kirk Peter, shopkpr. & farmr. Stubbins
Lingard Joseph, patent sheet wadding & cotton wool manufacturer, Milton mill
Lomas Ralph, farmer, White knowl
Long John, farmer, Hall farm
Longden John & George (Brothers), farmers, Slack's farm
Marriott Esther (Mrs.), farmr. Red mires
Middleton Richard, plumber & glazier
Porritt James, farmer, Cole hill
Simpson John, shopkeeper & mason
Simpson William, mason
Simpson Zachariah, farmer, Squirrel farm
Slack John & Co. paper manufacturers, Whitehall mills
Taylor Eliza (Mrs.), farmer, Black Lane head
Taylor Tom, Squirrel inn
Waterhouse Samuel, farmer, Stubbins


Bower Rev. James [curate in charge], Parsonage
Horsfield Thomas, Carrington house

Barnes Joseph, farmer, Daisy bank
Braddock Joseph Carrington, farmer, Hough farm
Broadhurst Joseph, farmer, Cote bank
Bugsworth Colliery (John Drinkwater, proprietor)
Carrington Anthony, Bulrs Head P.H
Carrington James, farmer, Knowl top
Dale James, farmer, Brierley grove
Dixon William Pitt, lime burner
Drinkwater Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmer, Clifton house
Drinkwater John, farmer, Meadows
Drinkwater John, farmer, Green bottom
Drinkwater Joseph, farmer, Clough head
Hayes Thomas, Navigation inn
Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway Co. proprietors of the Ashton, Peak Forest & Macclesfield canals (John Worth, agent), Canal office
Pearson George, grocer
Proctor Francis, farmer
Proctor Joseph, farmer, Green head
Shirt William, shopkeeper
Sidebotham David, shoe maker
Simpson John, farmer
Thompson Mary (Miss), shpkpr. Post off
Yates John, farmer, Lane side
Yates William, farmer, Hill


Barnes Robert, farmer, Upper fold
Barnes Thomas, farmer, The Beet
Cooper Isaac, farmer, Shire oakes
Goddard Eliza (Mrs.), farmer, New ho
Hadfield John, farmer, Breck head
Simpson Joseph, farmer, Upper fold
Yates Robert, farmer, Gosty lowe

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