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Hognaston, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p.320
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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HOGNASTON is a parish and village, 5 miles north-east from Ashborne station on the Churnet Valley section of the North Staffordshire railway, 10 north-west from Belper and 5 south-west from Wirksworth, in the Western division of the county, Wirksworth hundred, petty sessional division and county court district, Ashborne union, rural deanery of Wirksworth, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The church of St. Bartholomew, erected here a very short time after the Norman irruption, was thoroughly restored in 1880-1, and consists of chancel, nave, north aisle, added in 1880, south porch, vestry and a low embattled tower at the west end containing 2 bells, one of which is probably the bell mentioned in the inventory of Edward VI. the other being dated 1670 : inside the porch is the original Norman doorway, still in tolerable preservation, the tympanum being rudely incised with quaint figures : the bowl of the Norman font, a circular block of gritstone, ornamented on the exterior with an arcading, is set on a modern base : the lower part of the tower is undoubtedly 13th century work of the Early English type, and has a Pointed arch opening to the nave; the walls are massive for its size, being fully 5 feet thick: the upper stage, pierced with two-light square-headed windows, is Late Perpendicular: the chancel arch is in the Decorated style of the 14th century, and the east window is of the same period : the church has 250 sittings. The register dates from 1661 and is in good condition. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £58, almost entirely derived from Queen Anne's Bounty, with 28 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Southwell, and held since 1889 by the Rev. George Wilkes Russell, of London University. The impropriate tithes amount to about £200 yearly. A good vicarage house, the gift of Mrs. Thornhill, was erected near the church in 1855-56. Here is a Primitive Methodist chapel, erected in 1827, and a Congregational chapel, built in 1882. Gisborne's charity of £5 10s. yearly, left in 1818 by the Rev. Francis Gisborne, sometime rector of Staveley, provides woollen clothing for the poor. The trustees of the late Philip Gell esq. are lords of the manor. The trustees of the late W. Pole Thornhill esq. are chief landowners, and there are several smaller proprietors. The soil is heavy ; subsoil, limestone. The land is chiefly kept in pasture for dairy produce. The acreage is 1,384 ; rateable value, £2,376 ; in 1881 the population was 278.

Sexton, Thomas Alsop.

POST & M. O. O., S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office.- Joseph Webster, sen. postmaster. Letters through Ashborne arrive at 9.10 a.m. & dispatched at 4 p.m. Ashborne is the nearest telegraph office

Parochial School (mixed), erected in 1871, for 60 children ; average attendance, 42; Miss Alice Rowland, mistress

Joseph Webster, sen. to Derby, tues. & fri. ; to Ashborne, sat. Noah Lamb, to Wirksworth, tues. & Ashborne sat

Harvey John Henry
Russell Rev. George Wilkes, Vicarage
Swindell Mrs

Alsop Thomas, shoe maker
Alsop William, farmer
Alton Thomas, shoe maker
Badnell John, butter dealer
Bambridge John, farmer
Beard John, farmer, Overtown
Beeson Thomas, farmer
Bown Samuel, farmer
Bown Samuel, jun. farmer
Bunting Hannah (Mrr.), farmer & landowner
Cooper Richard, farmer
Cooper William, farmer & pig dealer
Copestake George, farmer, Overtown
Coxon John, farmer
Frost Ralph, landowner & farmer
Frost Thomas, farmer
Hardy Samuel, stone & monumental mason & farmer
Harvey John Henry, farmer
Hawkins Francis, farmer
Jones John, farmer, Overtown
Knowles Adam, farmer
Knowles George, farmer
Lamb Francis, wheelwright
Lamb Noah, farmer & carrier
Lamb Thomas, farmer
Leason Joseph, farmer & butter dealer
Lee John, wheelwright
Litchfield James, farmer, Overtown
Lomas Samuel, farmer, Overtown
Longden William, shoe maker & farmer
Lovegrove Joanna (Mrs.), grocer & dress maker
Mellor Charles, Red Lion P.H
Redfern Samuel, blacksmith
Riley John, farmer
Sims William, farmer
Stafford William, tailor & outfitter
Stafford Wm. Webster, grocer, stationer, boot dealer & patent medicine vendor
Steeples Sarah (Mrs.), farmer
Swinscoe William, farmer
Unwin Robert, farmer
Webster Joseph, postmaster, corn & flour merchant & carrier
Webster Joseph jun, baker & corn & flour merchant
Wheeldon John, farmer & landowner

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