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Normanton (by Derby), Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.275-276
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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NORMANTON is a parish, 2 miles south from Derby Market place in the Southern division of the county, hundred of Repton and Gresley, Shardlow union, Derby county court district and petty sessional division, rural deanery and archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The church of St. Giles, rebuilt in 1862, is an edifice of stone in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, south aisle, north porch and a western tower with spire containing one bell : there are three stained windows and 230 sittings. The registers date only from the year 1813 ; before that date entries relating to Normanton are incorporated in the register of St. Peter's, Derby. The living is a rectory, tithe rent-charge £291 gross yearly value about £210, with residence, in the gift of trustees, and held since 1881 by the Rev. Herbert Price M.A. of Trinity College, Dublin. There is a small Congregational chapel. Lord Donington is lord of the manor. The principal landowners are John Shaw esq. Mrs. Mary Woodroffe, Messrs. Robert, Richard and Edwin Radford, Messrs. Reginald and Raymond Roumieu and Lieut.-Col. George Newdigate J.P. of Binfield, Berks. The soil is loam; subsoil, clay and marl, with a deal of pasture; wheat, barley and oats are also grown to a small extent. The area is 1,000 acres ; rateable value, £9,377; the population in 1871 was 638, and in 1885 was 3,854 (which included 377 in the barracks), but 3,000 of this lying within the borough has been taken to form part of the parish of St. Chad, Derby, and in 1890 called New Normanton, in Derby union.

Sexton, William Lester.

POST OFFICE.-John Dale, receiver. Letters arrive from Derby at 7 a.m. & 5 p.m. ; dispatched at 3.15 & 7 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Rutland street, Derby & telegraph office at Rose hill, Derby. Postal orders are issued here, but not paid

A School Board of 5 members was formed in 1876 for the portion of the parish not included in Derby municipal borough; Edwin Parker, 31 St. Mary's gate, Derby, clerk to the board ; Wm. Stone, Normanton, attendance officer
Board (mixed), erected in 1879, for 190 children; average attendance ; 59 boys, 48 girls & 56 infants ; William Powell, master; Miss Eliza Nicholson, assistant mistress

A Sunday school was erected in 1879 by Mr. Shaw, of Normanton house, at a cost of £500

Regimental District No.45, depot of the Sherwood Foresters (Derbyshire Regiment) : the barracks, constructed of brick & standing upon 14 acres of ground, were completed in 1878, at a cost of £50,000 & are occupied by the depots of the 1st & 2nd battalions & are also the headquarters of the 1st Derbyshire Militia & will hold 1 field-officer, 1 quartermaster, 10 officers of other ranks & 224 single & 32 married soldiers. The district is composed of the 1st bat. (45th foot), 2nd bat. (95th foot), 3rd bat. (2nd Derby Militia), 4th bat. (Royal Sherwood Foresters Militia) (of Newark) & 5th bat. (1st Derby Militia)

Col. Commanding Regimental District, CoI. H. H. Hooke

3rd Bat. Derbyshire Regiment (2nd Derby Militia). Col. J. H. Moore, commanding; Capt. F. C. Shaw, adjutant; Capt. W. Lynch, quartermaster; Surgeon-Major W. A. Walker M.D. medical officer

5th Bat. Derbyshire Regiment (1st Derby Militia), Col. W. Langton Coke, commanding; J. E. Leveson Gower. paymaster; Capt. F. E. V. Taylor, adjutant; Lieut. R. York, quartermaster; Surgeon-Major Alfred Ollivant Francis, medical officer


Allsobrook Edward Ernest, Mount vils
AIlsobrook John, Mount villas
Atherley Lieut P. C. Barracks
Bosanquet Lieut. L. A. Barracks
Brentnall Edwin, The Knoll
Brentnall Miss, Clifton house
Briggs William, Evington house
Clayton Thomas Gething, The Grange
Cooper John, Sunny Hill house
Cox Edwin Thompson, Mount villas
Hunter David Alexander, Sunny hill
Kinnerley Henry, Mount villas
Laing Archibald, The Mount
Price Rev. Herbert M.A. Rectory
Radford Edwin, The Cottons
Radford Robert, Park hill
Shaw John, Normanton house
Smith Mrs. Laurel bank
Stone William, Mount villas
Taylor Capt. F.E. V. Normanton cottage
York Lt. A. (quarter-master), Barracks


Bednall William, farmer & shopkeeper
Beresford George, farmer
Bennett Eliza. (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Booth William, greengrocer
Bresser Peter, farmer, Sunny hill
Cooper John, farmer
Cort Robert, cab proptr. Balaclava road
Coxon Isaac, joiner & wheelwright
Coxon William, joiner, Village street
Dale John, provision dealer, Post office, 40 Newdigate street
Edge William, farmer
Grainger Francis, shopkeeper
Gray William, farmer
Hallsworth Joseph, baker
Haynes John, farmer, Sunny hill
Henshall Geo. Unwin, Norman Arm P.H
Holmes William, florist
Jackson Hannah (Mrs.), frmr. Wall brks
Kinnaird William Orrock, Sherwood Foresters hotel
Lester James, beer retailer
Lester William, sexton
Mallabar Mary Hannah (Miss), dress maker, Laurel bank
Mathers Thomas, farmer Sinfin house
Morrell Daniel, baker & shopkeeper
Pegg Alfred, farmer
Pegg James, farmer
Phillips John, farmer, Furlongs
Pollard William, shopkeeper
Radford Edwin, farmer & landowner, The Cottons
Radford John, farmer Smith William, baker
Walley John, jun. brick manufacturer
Warren William, farmer, Stonehouse
Webb William, jun. farmer

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