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Kirk Ireton, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.244-245
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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KIRK IRETON is a township and parish, 1½ miles north-west from the Idridgehay station on the Duffield and Wirksworth branch of the Midland line, 5 south from Cromford station on the Ambergate and Manchester section of the same line, 3 south-west from Wirksworth, 8 north-west from Belper and 7 north-east from Ashborne, in the Western division of the county, union of Ashborne, Wirksworth hundred, petty sessional division and county court district, rural deanery of Wirksworth, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The church of the Holy Trinity is a building of stone in the Norman and later styles, consisting of chancel, with aisles, clerestoried nave of two bays, aisles, south porch and an embattled tower at the west end, containing a clock and 4 bells, dated 1699. In 1811 the church was much damaged by a violent storm: the stained east window, erected December, 1886, is a memorial to the Rev. Charles and Mrs. Evans: the interior was restored and reseated in 1873, at a cost of about £800, and has 300 sittings. The register dates from the year 1572 for all entries. The living is a rectory, average tithe rent-charge £245, net yearly value £313, with 68 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Southwell, and held since 1875 by the Rev. William Hombersley M.A. of Christ Church, Oxford. Here is a Primitive Methodist chapel, erected in 1876.

Charities.-By indenture, bearing date 20th May, 32nd Elizabeth (1509), John Storer appointed the sum of £2 12s. yearly, 10s. to be paid to the rector, for preaching a sermon in the church every Trinity Sunday, and 40s. amongst such of the poorest inhabitants or the parish as the rector and churchwardens think most deserving. Gisborne's charity, of £7 5s. yearly is for clothing ; Miss Johnson left a sum of money producing about £16 yearly for the purpose of educating and clothing 6 boys, natives and inhabitants of Kirk Ireton. In 1686, John Slater esq. left the sum of £8 yearly to be applied for the purpose of teaching 16 children to read (8 boys and 8 girls are at present educated out of this charity). The Rev. Robert Gell, a former rector, left £500, the interest (about £16) to be paid to the schoolmaster for the time being. Miss Downing left £2 10s. yearly for the day school. An annuity of £3 15s. 7d. arising from a bequest of John Bower esq. is applied to the education of 7 girls. William Miles left £19 19s. the interest to be given to the poor in sums of 1s. each, which is distributed on Trinity Sunday; other charities producing £69 yearly are distributed. Frederic Charles Arkwright esq. J.P. of Willersley, is lord or the manor. The principal landowners are H. W. Walthall esq. J.P. of Alton Manor, Arthur W. Hamilton Gell esq. J. B. Evans-Blackwall esq. J.P. and H. Chandos-Pole-Gell esq. J.P. of Hopton Hall. Fairs for cattle &c. are held annually, the 2nd Wednesday in April and the 1st Wednesday after October 11th. The soil is loam and gravel; subsoil, gritstone. The chief crops are wheat, oats and grass. The acreage is 1,528; rateable value, £3,386 ; the population in 188I of the township was 485.

BLACKWALL, formerly a detached part of Ireton wood, has been annexed to this parish.

Parish Clerk, Daniel Pickering.

POST OFFICE.-Mrs. Elizabeth Ford, receiver. Letters arrive from Derby via Wirksworth at 8.30 a.m. ; dispatched at 4.45 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Idridgehay; the telegraph office is at Wirksworth. Postal orders are issued here, but not paid

Church of England School, erected in 1882 for about I40 children; average attendance, 4I boys, 30 girls & 20 infants; (vacant), master; Miss Annie Harris, mistress

Kirk Ireton.
Hombersley Rev. William M.A. Rectory

Beeson Joseph, blacksmith
Booth Sarah (Mrs.), Windmill P.H
Bowers John, farmer, The Riddings
Bowler Charles, farmer & cattle dealer, Rakestones
Bown Charles William, farmer
Bown William, farmer
Brown John, tailor
Cooper Samuel, farmer, Hillside
Dean German, farmer, Hayes farm
Dean Hannah (Mrs.), farmer
Dean Isaac, farmer, Pearl Well farm
Dean Samuel, farmer & valuer
Dean Samuel, shopkeeper & farmer
Dean Samuel, jun. farmer, Hayes
Ford John, farmer, Bole hill
Gamble William, Wheatsheaf P.H
Harvey Moses, farmer
Harvey Moses Henry, assistant overseer
Heathcote Thomas, farmer
Hoon George, boot maker & farmer
Johnson Robert, farmer
Matkins Joseph, farmer, Town end
Rains Robert, farmer, Topshill farm
Rains William, farmer, Side moor
Redfern Job, farmer
Rogers Joseph, farmer
Simpson William, Barley Mow P.B. butcher & farmer
Smedley Selina (Mrs.), baker
Taylor William, farmer, Biggin Mill lane
Warren George, farmer, Winney Hill
Winson Joseph, farmer, Moor farm
Winson Thomas, farmer, Church farm
Witham Jane (Mrs.), farmer, Field farm
Wood Charles, farmer, Upperfield
Wood Luke, beer retailer & farmer
Wright George, blacksmith
Wright Jn. Bull's Head P.H. & butcher
Wright William, farmer & shopkeeper
Wright Hannah (Mrs.), farmer
Wrightson Charles, farmer

Dean Charles Leedham, farmer
Fearn John & Son, farmers, Mill fields
Millington Samuel, farmer, Sheep hills
Wayne William, farmer, Heys farm
Wibberley Brian, butcher & farmer, Sheep hills

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