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Earl Sterndale, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p.192
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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EARL STERNDALE is an ecelesiastical [sic] parish, formed in 1850 from Hartington, comprising the whole of HARTINGTON MIDDLE QUARTER and a portion of the UPPER QUARTER, 5 miles south-south-east from Buxton, 2 south-west from Longnor (Staffordshire), in the Western division of the county, Bakewell union, petty sessional division and county court district, Wirksworth hundred, rural deanery of Buxton, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell, The nearest railway station is at Buxton. The church of St. Michael, originally erected in the 14th century and rebuilt in 1828, is a plain edifice of stone, consisting or chancel, nave of three bays and an embattled tower at the north-west angle containing 3 bells, dating from 1865 : the church was restored in 1881 and 70 sittings added, at a cost of £900, and there are now 252 sittings, 100 being free. The register dates from the year 1765. The living is a vicarage, gross yearly value £156, including 108 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of the Duke of Devonshire K.G. and held since 1871 by the Rev. Gordon Robertson M.A. of University College, Oxford. Here is a Wesleyan chapel. The charities consist of interest of £50 left by James Hill in 1712 for educating four poor children, and £40 to the poor at Christmas; £100 left by Thomas Lomas in 1853, and £6 10s. yearly from the Gisborne charities. In May, 1825 a barrow on Cronkstone Hill was examined and a cist, about four feet square, discovered, containing a human skeleton lying on its right side and likewise part of the antlers of a large deer. The moors and mountains in this parish from the cairns and barrows upon them, seem to have been ancient burying-places. The Duke of Devonshire K.G. who is lord of the manor, and Sir Thomas Fletcher Boughey Bart. of Aqualate, Salop, are the principal landowners. The soil is a brown loam; subsoil, limestone. The land is chiefly used for grazing purposes. The area of Hartington Middle Quarter is 4,816 acres ; rateable value, £3,756; the population in 1881 of the parish was 592 and 335 in the township.

CROWDYCOTE is a hamlet, 2 miles south-east.

POST OFFICE.- Mrs. A. Bramwell, receiver. Letters through Buxton (week days only), arrive about 8.30 a.m. ; dispatched 5 p.m. in summer & 4 p.m. in winter. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Longnor

Church of England Endowed School (mixed) erected in 1850 for 50 children; average attendance, 46; Joseph Pulpher: master; the school was endowed by Thomas Lomas in 1853 with £1,000 3 per Cents. a part of which has been re-invested in land

Bradley Thomas, Abbots grove
Robertson Rev. Gordon M.A. The Vicarage

Allen John, farmer
Bagnall Geo. miller (water), Glutton bdg
Bagshaw Joseph, farmer
Bagshaw William, farmer, Dowall hall
Beresford Prince, farmer, The Hall
Birch James, farmer, Vincent house
Bowman John, farmer, Crowdycote
BramwelI Alice (Mrs.), shpkpr. Post office
Critchlow Mark, Bull & Bush P.H. & farmer, Hurdlow
Cundy Charles, farmer, Underhill
Ensor Richard, farmer, High Needham
Finney William, farmer, Harley
Gould George, farmer, Hurdlow
Gregory Samuel, farmer & carpenter, Crowdycote
Hall Margaret (Mrs.), farmer
Hamilton William, farmer, High Needhm
Heathcoate Herbert, Quiet Woman P.H. & farmer
Heathcote Joseph, farmer
Hickingbottom Wm. farmer, Middle st
Holland Albert, farmer, Stannery
Holland William, farmer, Jericho
Holme Alfred, farmer, Ferneydale
Horobin Mary (Mrs.), Royal Oak P.H. & farmer, Cronkstone dale
Horobin Mary (Mrs.), farmer & miller, Crowdycote mill
Johnson Sam, farmer, Wheeldon trees
Kidd William, farmer, High street
Mellor Charles, farmer, Abbotside
Mellor William, farmer, Underhill
Mycock Thomas, farmer, Street
Nelson Hy. farmer, Cronkstone grange
Wain Rachel (Mrs.), farmer, High edge
Wheeldon Joseph. frmr. High Needham
Wilton John, farmer, Leanlow house
Wood Geo. Pack Horse P. H. Crowdycote

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