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Dore & Totley, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.184 - 185
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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DORE, pleasantly situated on the borders of Yorkshire, is an agricultural village, formerly a township of Dronfield, but since 1844 forming with TOTLEY a separate parish, with a station on the Midland railway, 10 miles north-west from Chesterfield and 5 south-west from Sheffield, in the North Eastern division of the county, petty sessional division of Eckington, hundred of Scarsdale, union of Ecclesall Bierlow, rural deanery of Dronfield, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The Dore and Chinley railway, now (1891) in course of construction for the Midland Railway Company, will pass under Longshaw moors from Totley brook to near Padley wood by a tunnel 4 miles long, and thus considerably shorten the distance between Manchester and Sheffield. The old chapel, a plain square building, erected about 1700, on the site of the ancient chantry of Beauchief, was taken down on the building of the present church. Christ Church, erected in 1828, is an edifice of stone in a plain modern style, consisting of chancel, nave, north porch and an embattled western tower containing one bell; in 1864 various alterations took place, and in 1882 a stone pulpit and font were presented, the interior reseated and windows in the Gothic style inserted: there are sittings for 300. The registers of baptisms date from 1813, marriages 1844 and burials 1829 : there are also incomplete memoranda of baptisms from the year 1734, which, as far as possible, have been arranged and re-copied. The living is a vicarage, gross yearly value £110, including 48 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of the Earl Fitzwilliam K.G. and held since 1849 by the Rev. John Thomas Foster Aldred M.A. of Lincoln College, Oxford.

The ecclesiastical district of St. John's, ABBEYDALE, was formed January 25, 1878, out of portions of Dore and Norton parishes. The church, built at a cost of £5,000 by the late John Roberts esq. of Abbeydale Park, is an edifice in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, organ chamber, vestry, south porch and an eastern turret containing one bell: all the windows are stained ; two on the north side of the nave are memorials to Sarah, wife of the late John Roberts, founder of the church. d. Nov. 9, 1874, and Reginald, son of Thomas B. Matthews esq. d. Jan. 17, 1883: there are 220 sittings. The living is a vicarage, gross yearly value £161, with residence, arising from endowments of £1,100, contributed by John Roberts esq. £350 by the Duke of Devonshire K.G. and £550 by E. Hall Esq. in the gift of trustees. Here is a Primitive Methodist chapel, erected in 1860, with 80 sittings. The charities amount to £12 yearly for bread and clothing. The Sheffield Licensed Victuallers' Asylum, situated close to the railway station, was erected in 1887-8, and consists of I2 houses. with a large central room. The Duke of Devonshire K.G. P.C. who is lord of the manor, the Duke of Rutland P.C., G.C.B. E. Hall esq. J. Hancock esq. and T. Furniss esq. are principal landowners. The soil is clay; subsoil, various. The chief crops are wheat, oats, turnips, hay and a little barley. The area is 3,49IA. 3R. I2P. ; rateable value,. £5.667; the population of the township in 1871 was 660, and in 1881 was 874, and of the parish, 1,055.

Totley township is 1 mile south-west from the church at Dore. Divine service is held every Sunday in the Voluntary school here ; there is also a Wesleyan chapel. The fine old Hall is the residence of W. A. Milner esq. J.P. The Victoria Gardens, situated on the Sheffield road and belonging to a company, consist of 10 acres of ground well laid out, comprising a cricket ground, lawn tennis and archery grounds, and a lake with pleasure boats; there is also a large pavilion well lighted and decorated, and holding 10,000 people. The area is 1,804A. 2& 37P. ; rateable value, £3,221; the population in 1881 was 671.

Parish Clerk, William Buxton.

Sexton, Joseph Parker.

POST OFFICE, Dore.-Flisha Parker, receiver. Letters arrive from Sheffield at 6.30 a.m; dispatched at 7 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Totley & telegraph office at Dore railway station. Letters are dispatched from WALL BOX, Grove road, Totley Brook, 6.5 p.m. & WALL BOX at Station at 6 p.m. on week. days only

POST & M. O. 0., S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office, Totley.-Joseph Baxby, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Sheffield at 7.40 a. m. ; dispatched at 5.55 p.m- week days only. The Dearest telegraph office is at Dore & Totley station

TOTLEY RISE POST OFFICE.-John Gill, receiver. Letters arrive 7.10 a.m. ; dispatched 6.15 p.m

Medical Officer, 6th District, Eccleshall Bierlow Union, John Charles Aldred L.K.Q.C.P. lrel
Assistant Overseer, Joseph Rollinson
Inspector of Nuisances, Thomas George Edwards, Fargate, Sheffield
Surveyor of Highways (Dore), Henry William Hancock ; Edward Dalton (Totley)
Registrar of Births & Deaths, William Buxton

Cherry Tree Orphanage, first located at Cherry Tree Hill, Sheffield, now occupies eligible premises on about 7 acres of freehold land at Totley, erected at a cost of £2,300, for 50 children of all denominations & from all parts of the British empire, who are admitted at from 5 to 10 years or age, the boys remaining until they are 14 & the girls till 16 years of age, when they are placed in suitable situations : a certificated teacher superintends the educational training & a matron is employed to prepare the girls for domestic service : in 1886 a new wing was added at the south side, consisting of convalescent room or class room & a kitchen on the ground floor & two rooms on the first floor, the cost being defrayed by J. E. Bingham esq. of Sheffield: the Orphanage property, vested in trustees, is managed by a committee of Sheffield gentlemen, the household arrangements being conducted by a committee of ladies ; the institution is chiefly dependent on voluntary contributions; there are now 54 children. Thomas Cole esq. J.P. chairman; George Franklin, hon. sec. ; W. W. Harrison esq. treasurer; Miss Sophia. Stronach, matron; Miss Laura Read, governess ; Miss Margaret Oakden, matron's assistant
Free, Dore, for 250 children; average attendance, 170 ; Samuel Beresfurd, master
Voluntary, Totley (mixed), built in 1875 & enlarged in 1881, for 300 children; average attendance, 150; Miss. Louisa Yates, mistress; Misses Martha & Agnes Yates, assistant mistresses

Railway Station, Dore & Totley, Mark Millard, station mast


Aldred Rev. John Thos. F. M.A. Vicarage
Aldred John Charles, The Vicarage
Atkinson Edward, New road
Atkinson Hy. B. Brook ho. Totley brook
Atkinson John Furness, Milton house, New road
Baker Joseph, Glenbourne, New road
Barton Ralph, Brook cot. Totley rise
Barton Samuel Hinchcliffe, Fern Leigh, Totley brook
Boden William, Arden dale, New road
Boucher Thomas, Holly bank, Totley brook
Bright Joseph, New road
Burton Thomas S. Thornfield house, Totley brook
Bustin Frederick, Grove villa
Cocker Mrs. Wood view
Cowley William, The Mount
Davy Mrs. Silverdale
Dieroff Fredk. Prospect vil. New road
Fretwell William, Frecheville, New rd
Furniss Thomas Sanderson, Croft cot
Gaunt Robert, Oakhurst, Busherwood
Haigh William Henry, Dore view
Hall Ebenezer J.P. Abbeydale park
Hall Joseph, West View cottage
Hartley Tom Curtis, Totley brook
Holmes Mrs. Rose cottage, Totley rise
Hoyland George Edward, New road
Jowitt Albert Alsop, Hillside, New rd
Jowitt Thomas, Sun ho. Totley brook
Mallinson Thos. Rose bank, Totley brook
Marchington Henry, Grange farm
Moorwood Hedley S. Glenwood
Oliver Thos. W. N. Oak villa, New rd
Porrett David Hunton, Rose lea, New rd
Redfearn Henry, Totley brook
Richardson Thomas, New road
Sibray Frederick, Rycroft bank, New rd
Slater George, Wood lea, New road
Smith Misses Jobson, Lilbarn, New rd
Stapley Arthur John C.B. Grove villa, Totley brook
Stevenson Wm. Woodleigh ho. Totley brk
Styring Hy. Ashmore, Busherwood ho
Thomas Hanbury, Wood bank
Thorne Thomas A. Glen house
Tomlinson Henry, The Woodlands
Wade Jsph. Devonshire ho. Busherwd
Waterfall Mrs. Woodlands
Whitton Mrs. Elizh. The Firs, New rd
Wigfull Thos. Dickin, Norwood house
Wilson Joseph William, Ellerslie
Wilson Jsph. Peter, Rose bank, Totley brk
Wolstenholme Jas. Fern bank, Busherwd

Aldred John Charles L.K.Q.C.P. lrel. surgeon, & medical officer 6th District, Ecclesall Bierlow union, medical officer of health for the district of Norton, Dore & Totley
Ashby Samuel, farmer, Dore moor
Ashby William, farm bailiff to Thomas Wilson esq. Moor bottom
Bingham Alexander, farmer & shoe mkr
Bishop Herbert, farmer, High greave
Bishop John, farmer, High greave
Booker Chas. gamekeeper, Piper house
Booker William, gamekeeper, Badger ho
Buxton William, registrar of births & deaths, for Upper Hallam sub-district, Ecclesall Bierlow union
Coates Henry, farmer
Coates Joseph, farmer, Moor side
Elliott Hebor, news agent
Ellshaw Henry, cowkeeper & dairyman
Farnsworth Joseph, shoe maker
Farnsworth William, butcher, Townhead house
Farnsworth William, jun. butcher & farmer, Greenwood mount
Fletcher Joseph, joiner & wheelwright
Fletcher Samuel, farmer
Flint Joseph, farmer
Fox Aaron, farmer, Newfield Iane
Frith Wm. refreshment rooms & farmr
Gill John, farmer, Newfield Lane farm
Gillatt Edward, farmer
Greaves John, farmer
Hague George, farmer, Limpits farm
Haigh Wm. Henry, farmer, Dore view
Hall Daniel, farm bailiff to E. Hall esq. J.P. AbbeydaIe park
Hancock Henry, farmer, Sheep hill
Hancock Henry Wm. highway surveyor
Hancock Joseph, farmer, Rushley house
Hattersley Henry, shoe maker
Howard Saml. Dore Moor P.H. & farmer
Lowe Thomas, farmer, White Lowe
Marsden Geo. farmer, Ash House farm
Marsden Joseph, joiner & wheelwright
Marshall Thomas, grocer
Millard Mark, station master, Dore & Totley station
Moseley Jsph. H. frmr. & drymll. Ryecrft
Parker Elisha, farmer & post office
Parkin Hy. Elliott, Hare & Hounds P.H
Parkin Tom, blacksmith
Peat George, farmer & besom maker, Stoney ridge
Reaney Charles, blacksmith
Revill John, farmer, Barberfield farm
Reeves Sarah (Mrs.), farmer, Dore moor
Richdale John, farmer, Oldway
Rickard Percy, engineer on the Dore & Chinley railway, Grange house, Totley brook
Schofield Wm. farmer, Church View frm
Shrubsole Selina Martha (Mrs.), young ladies' boarding & day school
Siddall William, farmer, Dore moor
Singleton Ann (Mrs.), milliner & dress maker, Devonshire terrace
Swift Edward, farmer, Roundseats frm
Swift Jasper, farmer, Leicester villa
Swindell Hannah (Mrs.), milk dealer, Greenwood mount
Taylor William, farmer & scythe maker. Church lane
Taylor William James, architect & farmer, The Hall
Thorne Charles Augustus L.R.C.P. Edin. surgeon
Thorpe Samuel, shopkeeper
Thorpe William, Devonshire Arms P.H
Unwin John, farmer, Dore moor
Wilbraham William, farmer, Moor side
Wint Thomas, farmer & cab proprietor
Wroe Thomas, farmer, Nab farm, Totley

Airey Mrs. Louisa, Totley rise
Atkinson Hy. B. Brook ho. Grove road
Burton Rev. Jas. [Navvy missionary]
Crossland Mrs. Totley rise
Earnshaw Thomas, Totley grange
Healv John R. Totley rise
Howard John
Matthews Thomas B. Brinkburn grange
Milner William Aldam M.A., J.P. Totley hall
Moore Arth. Jn. Norwood ho. Totley rise
Mountain Jsph. The Birches, Totley rise
Oddy Robert Easthorn, Brook hall
Ormerod George, Green Oak house
Stanley David, Balaclava house
Wood George

Andrew Robert, joiner, Victoria villa
Ashton John, Cricket inn, Totley bents
Barnes Sarah Ann (Miss), grcr. & drpr
Batley W. S. & Co. fire brick manufacturers, Totley moor
Baxby Joseph, sub-postmaster & school attendance officer, Post office
Biggin Benj. shopkeeper, Totley rise
Booker Selina (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Bown Thomas, Cross Scythes P.H
Broadfoot Joseph, carpenter & joiner, Totley rise
Burgess Joseph, farmer, Holly house
Cherry Tree Orphanage (Miss Sophia Stronach, matron)
Childs Charles, boot maker, Totley rise
Childs Henry, tobacconist, Totley rise
Christopher James, shopkeeper, Totley rise
Coates John, saw grinder & farmer, Totley bents
Crookes Mary (Miss), dress maker
Dalton Edward, farmer, Totley bents
Dickinson Charles, butcher
Fearney Martha (Mrs.),Fleur de Lis inn
Fisher Francis, farmer, Hallfield
Fisher John, cowkeeper
Gill John, grocer, post office, Totley rise
Green Edward, farmer, Monnybrooks
Green James, joiner & shopkeeper
Green John, farmer, Totley bents
Hassall Henry, shopkeeper, Totley rise
Hunter & Shacklock, shopkeepers & refreshment rooms
Kilner Thomas, chemical manufacturer
Leech John, brick burner, Totley rise
Mawson Catherine (Mrs.), butcher, Totley rise
Moore Arthur John, private tutor, Norwood house, Totley rise
Moore Mary (Mrs.), ladies' school, Norwood house
Mountain Jsph. Queen's temperance htl
Needham Clement, beer retailer & farmer, Totley bents
Oliver William Thomas, brick burner, Barn Wood house, Totley rise
Parker Sarah (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Parkinson Mary A. (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Pearson Jane (Mrs.), farmr. Cannon hall
Reaney Joseph, shopkeeper, Totley rise
Revill George, Crown P.H
Robinson Mary (Miss), millnr. Totley rise
Rollinson Joseph, farmer & assistant overseer, Monnybrooks, Totley bents
Sheffield, Rotherham & District Licensed Victuallers' Protection & Benevolent Association (Charles Taylor, sec.), Asylum, Abbeydale road
Smedley William, farm bailiff to W. A. Milner esq. J.P. Totley hall
Stone John William, farmer & gamekeeper, Totley bents
Taylor Farewell, stone mason
Thompson John, butcher, Totley rise
Thorpe Jn. grngro. & fishmngr. Totley rise
Turner Samuel, blacksmith
Turner William, shopkeeper
Unwin Heald, farmer
Victoria Gardens Co. Totley rise
Wint Jsph. grcr. & shopkpr. Totley rise

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