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Clown, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.98-99
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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CLOWN is a village and parish, with a station on the Mansfield, Clown and Chesterfield branch of the Midland railway from Mansfield to Chesterfield, 5 miles south-east from Staveley station, 8½ north-east from Chesterfield, 7 south-west from Worksop, in the North-Eastern division of the county, Scarsdale hundred, Eckington petty sessional division, Worksop union and county court district, rural deanery of Staveley, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell : the church of St. John the Baptist is a building of stone originally in the Norman style, but partially rebuilt in the Early English and Perpendicular periods, and consists of chancel, nave, and an embattled western tower in the Decorated style, with pinnacles, and containing 3 bells dating from 1553 ; the lectern and altar-cloth were presented by the present rector: the organ was introduced at a cost of £150: the church bas been repaired and in part reseated : there are 300 sittings. The register dates from the year 1509 for all entries, but is in bad condition. The living is a rectory, average tithe rent-charge £300, net yearly value £244, including 67 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, and held since 1870 by the Rev. Charles Leonard Helps. Here are Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels. Gisborne's Charity of £6 13s. yearly, left in 1811, by the Rev. Francis Gisborne, formerly rector of Staveley, is for clothing; there are other charities amounting to £8 yearly. A market for live stock is held on Tuesday, fortnightly, in the grounds of the Anchor Inn. The Duke or Portland, who is lord of the manor, Mrs. Olivier of Derby and Major John Erdeswick Butler-Bowden of Pleasington Hall, Lancashire, are owners of the land, most of which is on the limestone, producing fair crops of wheat, barley and turnips. The area is 1,922 acres ; rateable value, £7,206 ; the population in 1871 was 1,002 ; and in 1881, 1,812.

DAMSBROOK is a hamlet, 1 mile south ; HALSTHORPE or Harlesthorpe, is a hamlet, three-quarters of a mile north-east; Hickin wood is 1 mile north-east. The Shire Oaks Colliery company has a colliery here.

Parish Clerk, Joseph Coupe.

POST & M. O. 0., S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office.- Robert Hanford, receiver. Letters arrive through Chesterfield by mail cart, at 7.35 a.m. ; dispatched at 5.25 p.m. & 2.25 p.m. on sundays. The nearest telegraph office is at Barlborough

A School Board of 5 members was formed in 1876: H. Turner, Romney, Barlborough, Chesterfield, is clerk to the board; Richard Bunting, attendance officer

Board School (boys), built in 1889, at a cost of £1,600, for 300 boys; average attendance 160; Chas. Kitchen, master

Board School (girls & infants), erected in 1877, at a cost of £2,250, for 250 girls & 250 infants ; average attendance, 150 girls & 160 infants ; the school is endowed with 13 acres of land, left by Charles Basseldine in 1733 ; Miss Mary Carlisle, mistress ; Miss Laura Louisa Harding, infants' mistress

CARRIERS.-Francis Jenkinson, to & from Mansfield, thurs: & sat. ; to & from Worksop, wed. ; & Henry Jenkinson to & from Sheffield, tues. & sat. & to & from Mansfield, thurs

Railway Station, William Dickenson, station master

Anderson William James
Helps Rev. Charles Leonard, Rectory
Magee John Albert Woodhead Miss
Woodhead Mrs
Woodhead William

Allsop Enoch, grocer
Anchor Stud Farm (Tom Earnshaw, proprietor)
Anderson Wm. Jas. L. R.C.P. Edin. surgeon
Arnull Harry, hair dresser
Atkins William, grocer
Baker Sydney Herbert, tailor
Barber Charles, shopkeeper
Bingham William, farmer, Romiley
Boughtflowers John, farm bailiff to Frank Potter esq
Carr John, boot maker
Charlesworth John, boot maker
Clarke Charles, boot maker
Clown Co-operative Society Limited (George Barton, sec)
Coupe George, beer retailer
Davies Simeon, Crown P.H
Davis Joseph, watch maker
Deakin George William, carpenter
Dolby William, chimney sweeper
Earnshaw Tom, Anchor inn & Stud farm
Eaton John, manager of the Barlborough colliery
Edwards Frederick John, grocer, tea dealer, provision mer. boot & shoe warehouse, & draper, High street
English Robert, shopkeeper
English Wm. Henry, furniture dealer
Fisher William, shopkeeper
Fletcher John, Nag's Head P.H
Gilway Thomas, blacksmith
Glossop Peter, farmer
Greaves William, chemist, druggist, & oil & color warehouse
Hancock Job, shopkeeper
Hanford Robert, grocer, & agent for Kennaway & Co. wine & spirit merchants, & insurance agent, Post office
Hatfield Samuel, miller (steam) & frmr
Heath George, clogger
Hibbard Abraham, butcher
Hibbard Stephen, draper
Holmes Samuel, wheelwright
Jepson William, Angel inn, & farmer
Keetley John, Bowden Arms P.H
Keetley Ruth (Mrs.), boot factor
Lancaster William, farmer
Limb William, farmer, Damsbrook
Magee John Albert L.R.C.P. surgeon
Mansbridge Frederick, farmer
Manton Leonard, grocer
Markham Charlotte (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Mellors Samuel, farmer
Millard William, butcher
Milner Benjamin, farmer
Milner James, hair dresser
Newton John, boot maker
Norborn John, grocer & tea & provision dealer, High street
Orme Isaac, watch maker
Pearce Edward, shopkeeper
Radford John, grocer
Reece John, beer retailer
Revill Richard, farmer
Revill Samuel, butcher
Rhodes Richard, mattress maker
Richardson Charles, beer retailer
Richardson Jonathan, farmer
Robinson Charles, grocer, & agent for W. & A. Gilbey, wine & spirit mers
Rodgers Arthur, tailor
Rodgers Joseph, butcher
Rudd Wm. thrashing machine proprtr
Shacklock Henry, farmer
Skelton William, shopkeeper
Smith George, shopkeeper & thrashing machine proprietor
Southgate Colliery (Shire Oaks Colliery Co. Limited, proprietors)
Stamper Frederick, thrashing machine proprietor
Stubbins Samuel, farmer
Sturgess Thomas, butcher
West William, farmer
Wilson William, farmer, Hickenwood
Wombwell William, beer retailer
Woodhead Jesse, greengrocer
Woodhead William, auctioneer & valuer, house, land & estate agent, Clown market every alternate tues. ; also at Worksop market
Wright John, surveyor

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