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Hassop, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p.223
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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HASSOP is a village and township, with a station on the Midland railway, 2½ miles north from Bakewell, in the Western division of the county, High Peak hundred, union, petty sessional division, county court district and parish of Bakewell, situated at the foot of a lofty hill. The water supply is obtained directly from springs. Hassop Hall, the seat of Charles Stephen Leslie esq., was garrisoned for Charles I. by Colonel Anthony Eyre in December, 1643 : near the entrance to the hall is a handsome Catholic chapel, dedicated to All Saints, erected by Anthony James, 4th Earl of Newburgh, about 1814 : the altar piece is a valuable painting of the "Crucifixion", by Luigi Caracci ; a brass memorial to the Very Rev. Monsignor Canon Nickolds, for 34 years in charge of this mission, has been placed in the chapel by Rev. James William Bowne, the present priest : the chapel was thoroughly restored in 1886. There is a Convent here of the Sisters of Peace, Charles Stephen Leslie esq. is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil is limestone with a small portion of clay and gritstone ; the land is chiefly in pasture. The area is 1,363 acres; rateable value, £1,751; the population in 1881 was 91.

POST OFFICE.-Mrs. Ralph Ashton, receiver. Letters received from Bakewell at 10 a.m. ; dispatched at 5.40 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Baslow, & the telegraph office at Hassop railway station.

School (Catholic), erected in l859, for 100 children ; average attendance, 20 ; & taught by the nuns of the Sisterhood of Peace.

Some of the children or this place attend school at Longstone

Browne Rev. James William [Catholic]
Leslie Charles Stephen, Hassop hall

Bennett Joseph, farmer
Furniss George (Mrs.), farmer
Gascoyne Charles Newburgh Arms P.H.
Green Jacob, gamekeeper to T. H. Lowthian Esq.
Hodgkinson Moses, farmer
Johnson Samuel & Charles, farmers
Rowarth Abraham, farmer
Taylor George, land steward to C. S. Leslie esq
Wilson James, farmer, Flat

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