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Codnor & Loscoe, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.99-100
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CODNOR and LOSCOE are hamlets constituting a township, and were formed into an ecclesiastical parish, 1 Oct. 1844, from the parishes of Denby, Heanor and Pentrich. Codnor has a station at Crosshill, on the Heanor and Ripley branch of the Midland railway, 5 miles south-east from Alfreton and 6 north-east from Belper, and 2 miles east from Ripley, in the Ilkeston division of the county, hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, Smalley petty sessional division, Basford union, Alfreton county court district (Loscoe being in the Belper and Ilkeston county court district), rural deanery of Alfreton, archdeaconry of Derby, and diocese of Southwell : the church of St. James, erected in 1844, at a cost of £2,000, and situated near the railway station, about midway between the two villages, is a plain building of stone, in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel and nave, and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing one bell: in 1890 the chancel was entirely rebuilt, a vestry erected, and the church redecorated and reseated at a cost of £1,500, under the direction of Mr. J. Holden F.R.I.B.A. : there are 517 sittings. The register dates from the year 1844. The living is a vicarage, gross yearly value £200, including 4 acres of glebe, with residence, in the alternate gift of the Crown and the Bishop of Southwell, and held since 1884 by the Rev. William Bates, Lic. Theol. of University College, Durham. There are Wesleyan, Free Methodist, Baptist and Primitive Methodist chapels here. The cemetery comprises about an acre and adjoins the churchyard; it is under the control of a Burial Board of 9 members formed in 1876. The Butterley Company Limited, have large collieries at Baileybrook and Loscoe which employ a great number of men. In 1705 Jonathan Tantum left a house, the rent of which averages £11 yearly; two thirds of this sum (less trustees' expenses) are given to the poor at Christmas, and the remainder is paid to the trustees of the Heanor Friends' Meeting. There is another small charity left by the Rev. Francis Gisborne, of Staveley, amounting to about £2. yearly, which is also distributed to the poor. The principal landowners are the Butterley Company Limited, Henry Charles Vickers Hunter esq. of Kilburne, the Ven. Archdeacon Woolley M.A. rector of East Bergholt, Suffolk, James John Arthur Woolley esq. and Frederick Channer Corfield esq. J.P. The soil is clayey, subsoil, clayey. The land is principally pasture. The area is 2,000 acres ; rateable value £ 12,194 ; the population in 1881 of Codnor was 3,591, and of the ecclesiastical parish, 4,436.

WAINGROVES, in the Denby postal delivery, is for ecclesiastical purposes in this parish but for all civil purposes was annexed to Ripley under the Divided Parishes Act in 1888; and names will be found under Ripley.

CODNOR GATE hamlet is half a mile north, and is principally in this parish, but a portion is in Ripley parish ; Loscoe is 1 mile south.

Parish Clerk, William Floyde Pine.

POST, M. O., T. O., S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office.- Thomas Farnsworth, postmaster. Letters received from Derby at 6.20 a.m. ; dispatched at 8.55 a.m. & 7.10 p.m

WALL LETTER BOXES, Crosshill, cleared at 6.40 p.m. week days only, & Loscoe, cleared 6.30 p.m. week days only

SCHOOLS :- National, erected in 1844 for 150 boys, 130 girls & 150 infants ; average attendance, 130 boys, 90 girls & 95 infants, Arthur Floyde Pine, master; Mrs. Harriett Pine, mistress ; Mrs. Eliza Dicken, infants' mistress

United Methodist Free Church, erected in 1872 for 210 boys & girls & 140 infants; average attendance, 170 boys & girls & 68 infants; William Marriot B.A.. master ; Miss Elizabeth Jane Martin, infants' mistress

Railway Station, Crosshill, George Walters, station master


Bates Rev. William, Vicarage
Corfield Frederick Channer J.P. Ormonde fields
Micklethwaite Rev. William [United Methodist Free Church]
Middleton Mrs
Royston Mrs. Wood Lincoln
Peake Joseph, Hollywell house
Thorpe Mrs
Woolley John

Bailey Charles, Lord Byron P.H.
Beresford William, grocer
Bostock William, farmer
Bowler William, farmer, Codnor gate
Bowley William, athletic requisite manufacturer, wholesale boot & shoe manufacturer & general draper
Brown Henry, butcher
Brown Thomas, farmer, Wood Lincoln
Burden Henry, Gate inn
Burton Thomas, grocer
Byers James, shopkeeper
Carlin John William, painter
Cartledge James, chimney sweeper
Chester Ezra, linen draper &c
Cemetery (Arthur Floyde Pine, clerk to the burial board), Cross hill
Clarke Francis, smith
Clarke Frederick, beer retailer
Clarke Jn. Thorn Tree P.H. Wood Lincoln
Clarke Matilda (Mrs.), farmer, Cross hl
Clarke William Henry, butcher
Clay Isaiah, boot maker
Corfield Frederick Channer J.P. mining engineer to The Butterley Co. Lim. & manager of their Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire collieries, Ormonde fields
Eyre Brothers, builders
Eyre William, grocer & draper
Farnsworth Sl. grocer, Nottingham rd
Farnsworth Thomas, pharmaceutical chemist & postmaster
Fowkes Alfred, builder & grocer
Gent Cephas, confectioner
Gent James, shopkeeper
Gill German, small ware dealer
Godber George, farmer, Codnor breach
Graney William James, grocer
Grainger Henry, Boat inn, Stoneyford
Grainger Joshua, shopkeeper
Grainger Walter, shopkeeper
Halliday Joseph, French Horn P.H
Handley Robert, blacksmith
Hardy William, shopkeeper
Holbrook John, stone mason
Holmes Henry, farmer, Stoneyford
Holmes Richard, farmer, Brook farm
Kensit Henry Thomas, grocer
Kniveton Edward, shopkeeper
Land William, farmer
Martin Edwin, tallow chandler
Meakin Mary (Mrs.), shopkpr. Cross hl
Moss George, Miners' Arms P.H
Peake Joseph, jun. market gardener
Peake Samuel, grocer & provision dealr
Peake William Henry, watch maker
Riley Richard, earthenware dealer
Ripley Co-operative Society Limited (branch)
Robinson Hannah (Mrs.), cowkeeper
Rooks William Henry, boot maker
Rowland James, Jessop Arms P.H
Saxton Robert, butcher
Searson Thorpe Hezekiah, paperhanger
Severn George, furniture broker
Severn Thomas, baker
Sheldon Annie (Mrs.). grocer
Slack Samuel, butcher
Smith Jesse, pork butcher
Steeples Matthew, painter
Steeples George, baker
Taylor William, grocer, ale & porter merchant & collector of poor rates
Thorpe James, draper
Tinkler Alfred, New inn
Tomlinson Jn. Whatoff, jun. hair dressr
Underwood Stephen, greengrocer
Walker George Henry, fish dealer
Warren Ernest, painter
Warren John, builder
Watson George, hardware dealer
Watson Thomas Henry, butcher
Wharmhy Matilda (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Wheeldon Thomas, shopkeeper
White William, Old Glass House P.H
Woolley Charles, beer retailer
Woolley James Christopher, farmer, Codnor breach
Woolley Joseph Poundall, farmer
Worley John, shoe maker
Wright Arthur, butcher
Wright John, cowkeeper, Wood Lincoln


Clayton Mrs
Millward Jacob Redfern
Woolley Jas. John Arthur, Egreaves ho

Abbott Luke, grocer
Allen Samuel, grocer
Baileybrook & Loscoe Collieries (The Butterley Co. Limited, proprietors)
Bradley Hy. markt. gardnr. The Grange
Carrington Eliza (Miss), day school
Clarke Herbert, farmer
Clarke James, farmer, Grandfield ho
Dixon Emily (Mrs.), Golden Ball P.H
Hollingworth Jas. Eclipse inn, & butchr
Holmes Joseph, butcher
Holroyd Thomas, Sir John Warren P.H
Johnson John, farmer, Mirey leys
Kensit Henry Thomas, draper
Large Ralph, farmer
Lilley Charles, shopkeeper, The Grange
Pounder William, butcher & farmer
Shelton John, miller
Smedley Owen, brick maker; & at Heanor
Thorpe Elizabeth Ann (Mrs.), beer ret
Tunnicliffe Geo. shopkpr. The Grange
Waterall Charles, shopkpr. The Grange
Waterall James, grocer
Watson Stephen, farmer
Whitney George, Gate inn
Whysall Edwin, Coach & Horses P.H
Woolley James John Arthur, landowner, Egreaves house

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