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Horsley, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p.233
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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HORSLEY is an extensive parish, containing the villages and townships of HORSLEY and KILBURNE, in the Ilkeston division of the county, hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, Smalley petty sessional division, Belper union, Belper and Ilkeston county court district, rural deanery of Duffield, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. Horsley Woodhouse has now been made a separate parish, and is given separately, and Kilburne also will be found under a separate heading. Horsley is on the Derby and Alfreton road, 6 miles north-east from Derby, half a mile from Coxbench station on the Derby and Ripley branch of the Midland railway, and 2 miles north-east from Duffield. The church of St. Clement, seated conspicuously on a height, consists of chancel, clerestoried nave, aisles with arcades of three bays and a western rower with lofty broach spire, containing a clock and 4 bells, the tone of the tenor bell being exceptionally sweet; the 2nd, 3rd and 4th are respectively dated 1620, 1660 and 1603 : the tower is a good composition of the Decorated period, dating from the middle of the 14th century, and at the angles are emblems of the Evangelists: the church underwent considerable alteration about 1450, when the walls of the nave were raised, and the clerestory windows inserted ; the chancel was rebuilt and lighted with Perpendicular windows, and square-headed traceried windows of like character inserted in the aisles : the chancel, nave and south aisle have battlements and pinnacles, and the north aisle a plain parapet; the south porch is also embattled, and has a well executed crucifix on the gable: the font is an octagon of Perpendicular date, boldly carved with roses and foliage : the chancel retains three canopied sedilia, and there is a small piscina in the south aisle, and a double one in the north aisle, these aisles being prolonged one bay eastward, and opening into the chancel by arches supported on corbels of Decorated character: the church was restored in 1858-60, at a cost of £2,221: a memorial stained window was presented by J. L. Davenport esq. : there are 350 sittings, 200 being free. The register, which is in a fair condition, dates from the year 1558 for all entries, but there is a blank from 1643 to 1660. The living is a vicarage, average tithe rent-charge £242, with 1 acre of glebe with residence, in the gift of Robert Sacheverell Sitwell esq. and held since 1870 by the Rev. Grammer Thompson M.A. of Lincoln College, Oxford. There is a Wesleyan chapel here. A charity of £7 5s. left in 1817 by the Rev. Francis Gisborne, sometime rector of Staveley, is distributed by the vicar in clothing; John Lockoe left in 1676 a portion of the rent of 12 acres of land, now averaging about £6 yearly, for the poor; Hunter's charity of £7 yearly is also given to the poor. A castle, built in the 13th century, formerly stood here, but has long since been destroyed. Robert Sacheverell Wilmot Sitwell esq. J.P. of Stainsby House, Horsley Woodhouse, is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil is sand, clay and loam ; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are potatoes, wheat, oats, barley and about two-thirds pasture. The acreage of the township is 1,295 ; rateable value, £2,691 ; the population in 1881 was 383 in the township, and 2,746 in the parish.

COXBENCH is partly in this parish and partly in Holbrooke; full particulars and names of residents are given with Holbrooke.

Parish Clerk, Jesse Peat.

Letters through Derby; nearest money order & telegraph office at Little Eaton

National School (mixed), erected in 1828, for 150 children ; average attendance, 120 ; Joseph Priest, master

Sitwell Edward-Sacheverel Wilmot J.P.Horsley hall
Thompson Rev. Grammer M.A. Vicarage

Bailey Thomas, brick maker
Foulke James, farmer, Park Gate farm
Foulke John, farmer
Hill Henry, farmer
Holmes William, blacksmith
Knifton Enoch, farmer, Horsley grange
Middleton Joseph, farmer
Oates William, Coach & Horses P.H
Parker Mary (Miss), shopkeeper
Parker Howard, Ship P.H
Peat Jesse, farmer, & assistant overseer
Richardson Martha (Mrs.), farmer, Lodge farm
Seal Emma (Mrs.), farmer
Walters William, wheelwright
Woodward Jas. farmer, Horsley park
Yeomans Daniel, bricklayer

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