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Dalbury Lees, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p.105
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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DALBURY (or DAWBRY) and LEES form a joint township and parish, 6 miles west-by-south from Derby and 3 north from Etwall station on the Great Northern Railway, in the Southern division of the county, Appletree hundred, Burton-upon-Trent union, petty sessional division and county court district of Derby, rural deanery of Longford, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The Radbourne Brook flows through the parish. The church of All Saints is an ancient edifice of stone in the Later English style, consisting of chancel, nave of two bays, north aisle, south porch, and an embattled belfry on the west side containing 2 bells, dating from 1650: there are some richly stained windows, one of which, displaying a figure of St. Michael, is supposed to date from the 13th century, the font has a curiously carved cover; there are 129 sittings. The register dates from the year 1545 for all entries. The living is a rectory, average tithe rent-charge £147, net yearly value £210, including 47 acres of glebe with residence, in the gift of Lady Palliser and Mrs. Stewart, and held since 1889 by the Rev. John Joseph Wardale B.A. of Jesus College, Cambridge ; the rectory adjoining is a handsome mansion. Dalbury Lees mission room has 70 sittings, and there is also a Primitive Methodist Chapel. The charities are of about £22 yearly value. The soil is strong loam; subsoil, marl. The chief crops are wheat, barley, clover, turnips and mangolds ; there is also a quantity of pasture land. The area is 1,192 acres ; rateable value, £1,995; the population in 1881 was 198.

Parish Clerk, William Maddocks.

POST OFFICE, Dalbury Lees.-John Wainwright, receiver Letters through Derby; arrive at 7 a.m. despatched at 6.55 pm. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Brailsford. LETTER Box in Dalbury lane, cleared at 7.15 p.m

National School (mixed), for 60 children; average attendance, 37 children; Miss Hannah Massey

Wardale Rev. John Joseph B.A. Rectory
Morley Thomas, farmer
Neal Elizh. (Miss), Black Cow P.H.
Lees Osborne Thomas, farmer
Stevenson John, farmer, Lees
Wainwright John, farmer, Post off. Lees

Alcock John, baker, Lees
Hanson Philip, farmer, Lees
Hodgkinson James, farmer
Hodgkinson John, farmer, Glebe farm
Hodgkinson Thomas, farmer
Hunt William, farmer, Lees
Hulland Thomas, farmer, Lees
Massey John, farmer, Rook hills

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