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Curbar, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.104-105
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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Froggatt Edge and Bridge, near Grindleford

CURBAR is a township and small village, formed into a parish in 1869, from the parish of Baslow St. Anne; it includes the townships of CALVER and FROGGAT, and is 5 miles north-east from Bakewell, in the Western division of the county, High Peak hundred, Bakewell Union, petty sessional division and county court district, rural deanery of Eyam, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The nearest railway station is at Hassop (4 miles south) on the Midland line The church of All Saints, built in 1868, is a small edifice of stone, in a modem Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, south aisle, south porch, and a small western turret containing 1 bell. There are 300 sittings. The register dates from the year 1868. The living is a vicarage, average tithe rent-charge £86, net yearly value £237, with residence, in the gift of the vicar of Baslow St. Anne, and held since 1870, by the Rev. Thomas Fosbrooke Salt B.A. of Oriel College, Oxford: the vicarage is on the hillside immediately above the church. Here is a Reformed Wesleyan chapel. Hulme Cliff College, situated here, is in connection with the East London Institute for Home and Foreign Missions: about 50 young men receive a three years' course of education here before entering upon missionary work; offices, 53 Bow road, London E. The Duke of Rutland G.C.B., P.C. is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The land consists of grazing and moor. The soil is loamy, with a considerable mixture of gritstone ; subsoil, sand.

    Acreage.   Rateable
Curbar .............. 1,153   £ 900   317
Calver .............. 775   1,397   431
Froggatt .............. 446   327   136
    _______   _______   _______
Total .............. 2,374   £2,624   884

Parish Clerk, Edward Barnsdall.

POST & M. O. O., S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office, Calver.-Ephraim Slinn, receiver. Letters are received from Sheffield at 7.45 a.m. ; dispatched at 5.45 p.m. Baslow St. Anne is the nearest telegraph office. WALL LETTER Box, Froggatt, cleared at 5 p.m

National Schools. with master's house near church, & close to Calver bridge over the Derwent : erected in 1871 for 90 boys & girls, & 48 infants ; average attendance, 89 boys & girls, & 21 infants; Edward Barnsdall, master

CARRIER to SHEFFIELD.-Joseph Harrison, from Curbar, saturday, returning same day

Calver is a village and township, 2 miles north-west from Baslow St. Anne. The charities amount to about £2 8s. per annum. Here is a Primitive Methodist chapel built in 1860. The extensive cotton spinning and doubling mills of Messrs. Tolson and Gibb are situated at Calver bridge, in a sheltered spot, on the river Derwent, which is crossed by a modern stone bridge of three arches to Stony Middleton. The trustees of the late Col. Charles Leslie K.H. who died in 1870, are lords of the manor and own all the land. The soil is gravelly loam, on limestone. The chief crop is hay, and some land is used for grazing.

Froggatt is a township and village, 3 miles north from Baslow St. Anne, and 7 north-north-east from Bakewell, on the east bank of the Derwent, here crossed by an ancient stone bridge of two arches. Froggatt Edge is a steep ridge of gritstone rock, rising to a great height to the eastward. Here is a Wesleyan chapel built in 1834. The Duke of Rutland G.C.B is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil varies, some of it is loamy and a portion clay; sub-soil, gritstone. The chief crops are oats and hay.


Guinness Rev. Henry Grattan D.D.
Rattray William, Hulme Cliff college
Salt Rev. Thos. Fosbrooke B.A. Vicarage

Alsop Edward, farmer
Barratt Mary Ann (Mrs.), farmer
Buxton Sarah Ann (Mrs.), farmer
Elliott Sarah (Mrs.), farmer
Ellis Abraham, farmer
Ellis James, farmer
Ellis John, quarry owner & farmer
Ellis Joseph, farmer
Froggatt Thomas, farmer & shopkeeper
Hallam William, beer retailer & farmer
Hallam William, farmer
Harrison Joseph, carrier
Hulme Cliff College (Rev. H.G. Guinness D.D. founder & hon. director; William Rattray, resident head master)
Marples Thomas, shopkeeper
Peat David, gamekeeper to the Duke of Rutland
Potter Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmer
Rowbotham Thomas Lee, farmer
Siddall George, farmer & shopkeeper
Wild Robert, farmer
Wilson James, farmer, Ford
Worrall Thomas, farmer


Broomhead Miss
Broomhead Mrs. Calver Sough
Bromley Mrs.
Gibb George, Calver Lodge

Bennett Martha (Mrs.), beer retailer
Birtles George, farmer
Blagden John, farmer
Bradwell Rebecca (Mrs.), Bull's Head P.H
Broomhead Mary (Mrs.), baker & confctnr
Eades William, bookseller & draper
Froggatt George, farmer
Froggatt George, jun. farmer
Gilbert Ann (Mrs.), farmer
Gill William, grocer, draper & boot dealer
Greaves John, blacksmith
Gregory Walter, farmer & quarry owner
Gregory Roger, farmer
Gregory Thomas, farmer
Millington Joshua, quarry owner
Mosley Joseph, Eyre Arms P.H. & butcher
Richardson Peter, farmer & miller (water)
Robinson Robt. Derwentwater Arms P.H
Sherwin Seth, farmer
Slinn Ephraim, boot maker, Post office
Somersett John, carpenter & cabinet ma
Tolson & Gibb, cotton spinners & doublers, Calver mills
Somerset Robert, farmer & assist. oversr
Wild Joseph, farmer
Wild Samuel, farmer
Winterbottom John, farmer

Swann Mrs. Moorlands, Froggatt edge

Buxton Charles, farmer
Carnall Thomas, farmer & carter
Ellis Francis, mason
Fletcher John, stone mason
Gill Joseph (executors of), farmers & landowners
Gregory Richard, nurseryman
Gregory Thomas, farmer
Morton Robert, stone mason & farmer
Mosley Joseph, farmer, Hay wood
Outram John, Chequers P.M. & farmer
Pybus Charles, farmer, Froggatt edge
Rollinson George, farmer

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