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Parwich, Derbyshire
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From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.222-3
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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PARWICH, in Domesday "Pevrewic," is a village and parish, 6 miles north from Ashborne station on the North Staffordshire railway and 6 south-west from Winster, in the Western division of the county, Wirksworth hundred, Ashborne union, petty sessional division and county court district, rural deanery of Ashborne, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The old church of St. Peter, which had existed for more than seven centuries, was restored in 1872 to make way for the present church, a building of stone in the Norman style, erected in 1873 at the sole cost of Sir T. W. Evans bart. and consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave, aisles and a western tower surmounted by a lofty spire and containing 1 bell : the old north doorway and chancel arch have been preserved; over the doorway is an ancient tympanum of very early date, discovered in the walls of the old church; it is carved with various symbolic figures of animals, and has been an object of much interest to antiquaries : there are 800 sittings. The register dates from the year 1640 and is in good condition. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £230, in the gift of Sir Thomas William Evans bart. and held since 1880 by the Rev. Ernest Horatio May M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge, who is also vicar of Alsop-en-Ie-Dale. A Wesleyan chapel was erected in 1843, and will hold about 200 persons. Beresford's Charity, left in 1695, amounts to £38 yearly, for distribution, £34 being also paid to the minister : Gisborne's Charity of £6 10s. yearly, left 7th May, 1818, by the Rev. Francis Gisborne, sometime rector of Stavely, is distributed in clothing to the poor: Thurstan Dale, in 1653, left 10s. annually for the most deserving poor; Margaret Bincliff, in 1788, left the interest of £100 yearly, and Francis Johnson £150 in 1800, both for the poor of this parish ; George Dakeyne, in 1757, left £1 annually for the most needy persons in the parish. Here are the supposed remains of a Roman camp within which many Roman antiquities have been found. Sir Thomas William Evans bart. K.A., D.L., J.P. of Allestree Hall, is lord of the manor and chief landowner; and there are a few smaller proprietors. The soil is light; subsoil, chiefly limestone. The land is principally in pasture for dairy produce. The acreage is 3,264; rateable value, £3,874 ; the population in 1881 was 470.

Parish Clerk, John Swindell.

POST, M. O. & T. O., S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office. -Joseph Swindell, postmaster. Letters arrive from Ashborne at 9 a.m. Box closes at 4 p.m. There is no sunday delivery or dispatch


National (mixed), built in 1862, at the sole expense of Sir T, W, Evans bart. for 70 children; average attendance, 60 ; Fletcher Hampson, master

Infants', erected in 1862, for 33 children; full average attendance; Miss Kate Droughton, mistress

CARRIERS :-James Twigge, to Ashborne every sat. to Wirksworth every tues. ; Edward Brownley, to Ashborne every sat. & Derby every fri. ; Joseph Twigge, to Ashborne every sat. ; Frederick Twigge to Derby every fri

Brownson Miss, Townhead
May Rev. Ernest Horatio M.A.. [vicar]
Millward Mrs
Shaw Thomas
Swindell John, The Green
Twigge Thomas Nathaniel

Alsop George, farmer & wheelwright
Boden John, Crown inn
Brindley Fanny (Miss), shopkeeper
Brownley Edward, farmer & carrier
Bunting Samuel, farmer
Bunting William, farmer
Calladine David, farmer & grocer
Calladine Hannah (Mrs.), cowkeeper
Dakin William, farmer & cattle dealer
Dale George, farmer, Flat stile
Dale William, farmer, Dale end
Ellis Ann (Miss), draper
Ellis Frank, Sycamore Tree P.H
Ellis William, farmer & wheelwright
Etherington Mary (Mrs.), tailor
[Names, second column]
Evans Noah, jun. farmer
Fearn Thos. Wheatsheaf P.H. & farmer
Fernihough William, farmer
Frith Robert, farmer & joiner
Frith Rupert, farmer & stone mason
Gibbs James, mason & cowkeeper
Gould John & Thomas, jun. farmers, Hawkslow
Greatorex Joseph, farmer
High Peak Silicia Co. Sand pits
Johnson William, farmer, White cliff
Keeling Joseph, tinman & brazier
Lees Elizabeth (Mrs.), dress maker
Lemon Thomas, farmer
Mather Robert, shoe maker
Naylor James, farmer
Prince James, farmer
Prince Thomas, farmer
Redfern James, farmer, Littlewood
Seals John, farmer
Seals Thomas, farmer
Swindell Thos. & Jn. farmers, Sitterlow
Smith Wm. registrar of births & deaths for Hartington district & inspector of nuisances for Ashborne rural sanitary authority & school attendance officer
Swindell John, parish clerk
Swindell Joseph, farmer, Post office
Tomson Smith & Jas. farmers, Hill top
Tomson John, farmer, Hill top
Twigge James, carrier & farmer
Twigge Joseph, farmer & carrier
Twigge Mary Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Twigge Thomas, farmer
Twigge Thomas Nathaniel, surgeon, & medical officer & public vaccinator, Hartington district, Ashborne union
Wayne John, farmer, Gotam
Webster James, farmer & cattle dealer
Webster John, butcher & shopkeeper
Webster Joseph, farmer
Webster Wm. farmer & cattle dealer
Wright Frank, farmer, Gotam
Wright William, blacksmith

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