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Etwall, Derbyshire
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From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p.204-205
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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ETWALL is a parish, with a station on the Great Northern railway, 6 miles west-south-west from Derby and 128½ miles from London, in the Southern division of the county, Appletree hundred, union of Burton-on-Trent, Derby county court district and petty sessional division, rural deanery of Longford, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The church of St. Helen is a building of stone, consisting of a chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch and a low embattled tower at the west end, containing a clock and 3 bells, two of which are dated respectively 1841 and 1624, the third being a mediæval bell: the Norman chancel arch was removed in 1805, and in 1881 the church was restored and reseated throughout: the north aisle is separated from the nave by four semi-circular Norman arches on round pillars: some portion of the masonry of the chancel seems to be Early English, and the buttresses of the nave are Decorated: the greater part, however, of the existing church, including the tower, is Perpendicular work of the 15th and 16th centuries: the font is a massive but plain work of the 14th century style, with an octagonal basin : the chancel retains a piscina and an almery, and there is a stone gospel-desk or lectern ; the nave windows still have some fragments of ancient glass and the Port chapel at the east end of the north aisle has some carved open seats and a reading desk dated 1635; on the north wall of the chancel is a large stone, with a brass inscription to Henry Port (1512) and Elizabeth his wife; the figure of the knight is gone, but that of his wife, with shields of arms, remains ; there is also, beneath an obtuse arch, a raised tomb, with the effigy of Sir John Port, son of the foregoing, appointed a Justice of the King's Bench some time before 1533, ob. 1541, between those of his two wives Margery (Trafford) and Joan (Fitz Herbert), widow of John Pole, of Radburne, through whom he obtained the manor of Etwall; these figures are, however, much mutilated : against the south wall of the chancel is the monument of Sir John Port, only son and heir of the justice, and founder of Etwall Hospital and Repton school ; it consists of an altar-tomb surmounted by a flat canopy, beneath which are kneeling figures in brass of the knight, his wives, Elizabeth and Dorothy, and their children, and an inscription dated 1557; above the canopy is an achievement of arms, and the lower front of the tomb is divided into three quatrefoiled compartments with heraldic shields : there are 350 sittings, 338 being free. The register dates from the year 1551. The living is a vicarage, average tithe rent-charge £188, net yearly value £450, with 104 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of Henry George Tomlinson esq. of The Woodlands, Burton-on-Trent and held since 1887 by the Rev. David Crawford Cochrane M.A.. of Trinity College, Dublin and Oxford. Here is a Wesleyan chapel. In 1556 Sir John Port knt. devised lands for the foundation and endowment of an almshouse at this place for sixteen poor persons, and a Grammar school at Repton ; the hospital was incorporated by charter in the 19th year of James I. (1621-2), special governors being then appointed, and was rebuilt in 1681, when the number of almsmen was doubled. The hereditary governors of the hospital now are The Earl of Loudoun, The Earl of Carnarvon, Lord Gerard and Sir Vauncey Harpur Crewe bt. ; the Rev. David C. Cochrane is master of the hospital: the income of the estate amounts to about £2,500, of which £1,500 yearly goes to the school at Repton : there are at present sixteen poor men provided for in this building, all of whom have 12s. a week, and each receives on admission a blue cloak: the master's salary is £250 yearly with a residence. This manor belonged in the reign of Stephen to Welbeck Abbey, Notts: it was granted by Henry VIII, in 1540, to Sir John Port knt. one of the justices of the King's Bench, and came by marriage to the Gerards, who sold the estate in 1641 to Sir E Moseley bart. of whom it was purchased, in 1646, by Sir Samuel Sleigh, whose heiress brought it to the Cotton family. The Hall, anciently the seat of the Ports and subsequently of the Cottons, is a venerable mansion of brick, raced with with stone; the picture gallery has some exquisite carvings in wood, and several or the rooms contain portraits of various members of the Cotton family: it is now the seat of Rowland Charles Hugh Cotton esq. lord of the manor, who with Sir Henry Flower Every bart. of Egginton Hall, and Charles Edmund Newton esq. of Mickleover are the principal landowners, but there are several small owners. The soil is gravelly and clay; subsoil, various. The chief crops are wheat, oats, barley and green crops, with a large portion of dairy land. The area of the township is 2,083 acres ; rateable value, £5,340; the population of the township in 1881 was 526, and of the parish 732.

Bearwardcote is a small township in the parish of Etwall, 4½ miles south-west from Derby and I½ miles north-east from Etwall. Charles Edmund Newton esq. is sole landowner and lord or the manor. The acreage is 457 ; rateable value, £824 ; the population in 1881 was 35.

Burnaston is a township in the parish of Etwall, 5 miles south-west-by-west from Derby. Here is a Primitive Methodist chapel. Rowland Charles Hugh Cotton esq. is lord of the manor. The acreage is 983; rateable value, £1,833; the population in 1881 was 171.

Parish Clerk, Daniel Barker.

POST, M.O. & T.O. S.B. & Annuity & Insurance Office.- John Heath, postmaster. Letters are received from Derby at 4.50 a.m. & 1.30 p.m. ; dispatched at 8.20 p.m

Parochial School (mixed), erected in 1870 for 157 children ; average attendance, 44 boys, 40 girls & 29 infants; Thomas Williams Jones, master; Mrs. Elizabeth Jones, mistress

Railway Station, William Marrien, station master


Allen Samuel
Bateman Hugh Sacheveral, Etwall ldg
Cartwright Joseph Wm. Headingley ho
Chaplin Marmaduke Kaye, The Gables
Cochrane Rev. David Crawford M.A. [vicar]
Cooper Mrs. The Laurels
Cooper Miss, Ivy cottage
Cooper Thomas
Cotton Rowland Chas. Hugh, Etwall hall
Crewe George Arthur, The Lawn
de Seilan Charles Louis lsidore M. D
Eaton Charles
French George
Hilton Frederick
Horne Edgar, Blakeley villas
Mills Henry, The Hollies
Moreley William, Mount villas
Redfern James, Etwall house
Slater John, Londsdale house
Timms Mrs
Toon Edward

Archer George, farmer, Common
Archer John, farmer
Ardron John, wheelwright & smith
Bailey James, saddler & harness maker
Blackshaw William, farmer
Bosworth Thomas, coal agent
Brown George. farmer
Bull Wm. Robt. M.R.C.V.S.L. vet. surgn
Camp Francis
de Seilan Charles Louis Isadore M.D. C.M. surgeon, & medical officer & public vaccinator, Etwall district, Burton union & medical officer of health, No. 1 district, Burton rural sanitary authority
Eaton Ernest, farmer
Fleming Edward, coal merchant
Gaskell Anne (mrs.), Hawk & Buckle P.H
Giles Ricard, farmer, Blakeley lodge, & manager of Burton Corporation sewerage farm
Greatorex John, farmer
Green William, amnager of Gas works
Gregson Arthur, bricklayer
Harris Robt. Jas. inland revenue officer
Heath John, baker
Horobin Samuel, butcher
Jackson William, farmer
Marshall Luke, Spread Eagle P.H
Matthews John, farmer
Measham Thomas, road surveyor
Mickleover & Etwall Gas Co
Newbold Joseph, tailor
Pegg Daniel, farmer
Platts Robert, carpenter, gas fitter, builder & decorator
Redfern & Co. District Coal Co
Shepherd Elizabeth Ann (Mrs.), shopkpr
Walker John, blacksmith
Wall George, farmer & butcher
Wall John, farmer
Wheatcroft George, shoe maker
Whitworth William, blacksmith


Newton Francis Curzon, farmer
Wragby Thomas, farmer
Walwyn Matthew, farmer


Clarke Darcy, Burnaston house
Feast Frederick
Prime Miss

Argyle William, farmer
Dean John, farmer
Doxey Joseph, farmer
Haynes William, farmer
Parker Thomas, farmer
Radford Francis, farmer
Spencer Saml. Spread Eagle P.H. & farmr
Smith William, farmer
Stone Frederick, farmer
Varty John William, mole catcher (professional)

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