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Holmesfield, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.231-232
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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HOLMESFIELD is a township and parish, formed in 1857 from the parish of Dronfield, but anciently in the parish of Bakewell, and is 2½ miles south-west of Dronfield station on the main line of the Midland railway and 7 north-west from Chesterfield, in the North Eastern division of the county, Scarsdale hundred, Eckington petty sessional division, Chesterfield union and county court district, rural deanery of Dronfield, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The church of St. Swithun, rebuilt in 1826 on the site of an old chapel, is a plain building of stone, consisting of nave, with north and west galleries and an embattled western tower with pinnacles containing one bell : there are 400 sittings. The register of baptisms dates from 1724, marriages 1720-53, burials 1724, but is very imperfect at the commencement. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £106, including 72½ acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of trustees, and held since 1887 by the Rev. Charles Bradshaw. Here is a Wesleyan chapel, and there are several small charities, viz. £6 11s. from the Gisborne charity for flannel and two benefactions of £10 each for bread. Holmesfield is an ancient manor: and at the time or the Domesday Survey was in the hands of the Deincourts : at the dissolution of the monasteries, the tithes (then in the hands or the Prior of Lenton, Nottingham) were granted by Henry VIII. to William Coffin, on whose execution in the following reign for participating in the Devonshire risings, they were given by Edward VI. to "his trusty friend and counsellor Sir William de Cavendish." The Duke of Rutland G.C.B. is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil is loam ; subsoil, various. The chief crops are wheat, oats, barley, hay, turnips and a few potatoes. The area is 4,485 acres ; rateable value, £2,882; the population in 1881 was 492.

Parish Clerk, Samuel Bennett.

POST OFFICE.-Joseph Revill, receiver. Letters arrive from Chesterfield at 10.10 a.m. & are dispatched at 4.25 p.m. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Dronfield

National Endowed School, erected 1834, for 100 children ; average attendance, 64; the master receives £22 yearly for the free instruction of 22 boys; Geo. Garland, master

Bradshaw Rev. Charles, Vicarage
Carpenter Edward, Milnthorpe
Edwards Thomas George, Fanshaw ldg
Silcock Daniel, Rose hill
Walker Mrs. Horsley gate

Andrew Thomas, farmer, Mooredge frm
Askew John, Angel P.H
Bingham Thos. farmer, Fanshaw gate
Booker Peter, wood agent
Booker William, gamekeeper to Duke of Rutland, Thickwood lodge
Brougham William Hutchinson, Peacock P.H. farmer, Owler bar
Crawshaw James, Robin Hood P.H. & farmer, Lydgate
Crawshaw John Hy. farmer, Storth ho
Creswick George, farmer, Lydgate
Damms Henry, farmer, Unthank
Dunstan Joseph Shepherd, beer retailer
Elliott John, carpenter & wheelwright
Elliott Frederick, assistant overseer & surveyor of highways
Frost George, farmer, Moorwoods
Gregory Alfred, farmer, Birks
Gregory James, farmer, Fanshaw gate
Haslam Sam, farmer, Milnthorpe
Haslam Wm. beer retailer, Minlthorpe
Hattersley Mary (Mrs.), shpkpr. Commn
Hellewell Mary (Mrs.), farmer, Fox la
Hellewell Thomas, farmer, Knowles frm
Hill George, tanner, Millthorpe
Holmes John, blacksmith
Hopkinson Charles, farmer
Key Alfred, farmer, Cordwell farm
Levick George, farmer & miner (steam & water), Millthorpe
Lowe Herbert, farmer, Unthank hall
Lowe Samuel, farmer & landowner, Horsleygate
Matther William, farmer, Cartledge
Morgan Anthony, farmer, Cartledge
Oldfield Robert, farmer, Olderlie
Packard Jonathan Pinder, farmer, Woodthorpe
Pearson Samuel, farmer, Unthank
Pinder Samuel, farmer, Moorwood
Revill Joseph, shoe maker, Post office
Sharpe William, farmer, Horsleygate
Silcock John, farmer, Bank
Smedley Henry, farmer, Woodthorpe
Spittlehouse James Henry, farmer
Spittlehouse Mark, George & Dragon P.H. & farmer & butcher
Wain Mary (Mrs.), farmer, Millthorpe
Wilkinson Edward, farmer, Bank
Wilkinson John, farmer, Adam Field
Wilkinson Mary (Mrs.), beer retailer
Wolstenholme Geo. farmer, Horsleygate
Wragg John, farmer, Owler bar

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