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Pinxton, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p.285
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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PINXTON is a parish, partly in Nottinghamshire, 3¾ miles east from Alfreton, 6 south-south-west from Mansfield and 132 from London, in the Mid division of the county, hundred of Scarsdale, Alfreton petty sessional division and county court district, union of Mansfield, rural deanery of Alfreton, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell ; the village is situated on a branch of the Erewash canal ; the Erewash Valley and Great Northern railways have stations about three-quarters of a mile from the village, called Pinxton and Pinxton Wharf, but both are in the parish of Selston, Notts, and there is also a station for this place on the Mansfield and Ambergate section of the Midland railway. The church of St. Helena, standing on a height at a distance from the village, is a building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, south transept, a western porch and a tower, on the south side of the chancel, rebuilt with the materials of the old church and containing 2 bells, one of early date but cracked, the other cast in 1803 : the font consists of a large octagonal basin on a well-moulded base: in the paving of the aisle remain some incised slabs of the 13th century, and in the chancel is a stone inscribed to Mary Kelsal (1674) : the transept has one small Early English window: there are two memorial windows to the Coke family, erected in 1872: there are 180 sittings, 150 being free : in consequence of the dilapidated state of the church, most of the services are now held in the mission room. The register dates from the year 1561 for all entries, but there is a list of rectors extending back to 1299, and several terriers dating from 1628. The living is a rectory, average tithe rent-charge £184, net yearly value £230, including residence and 36 acres of glebe, value £60,in the gift of Will. Sacheverell Coke esq. and held since 1885 by the Rev. Sidney Coke B.A. of University College, Durham. The Sunday school and Mission room, built in 1880, at a cost of about £600, and near the centre of the inhabited part of the parish, are licensed and used for Sunday and weekday services. There are Primitive Methodist and Free Methodist chapels. The Rev. Francis Gisborne, sometime rector of Staveley, left to this parish in 1818 the sum of £6 15s. yearly for flannel for the poor. Here are extensive collieries belonging to Messrs. Coke and Co. ; nails are also made.
Brookhill Hall, the seat of Wm. Sacheverell Coke esq. J.P. is a large and handsome building, surrounded by well. timbered grounds, and was the property of King James I. by whom the manor of Brookhill was granted to one Middleton. Longwood Hall is the residence of Major Walter Salmond J.P. The Manor of Pinxton is supposed by Lysons to have been the "Snodeswic " given by Wulfric Spott to Burton Abbey as an appendage to Morton, and the "Esnotrewic" of the Domesday survey: according to local tradition Pinxton was held by Drogo, under William Peverel : it has for several centuries passed with one of the moieties of South Normanton, and is the property of William Sacheverell Coke esq. J.P. who is chief landowner. The land is chiefly pasture. The soil is clay and loam; subsoil, chiefly clay. The area is 1,154 acres in Derbyshire and 99 acres in Notts ; rateable value, £7,588; the population in 1871 was 1,973 ; and in 1881 was 2,317, of which 31 are in Notts.

Parish Clerk, Thomas Stocks.

POST & M. O. 0., S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office.- George M. Taylor, postmaster. Letters from Alfreton at 8 a.m. & 4.15 p.m. ; dispatched thereto at 4.55 p.m. ; sundays 10 a.m. Telegraph office at

Pinxton Wharf station (Great Northern)

WALL Box, Slade lane, cleared at 5 p.m. week days & 10.5 a.m. on Sundays


A School Board of 5 members was formed in 1876 ; G. H. Hibbert, clerk to the Board

Kirkstead Board, erected in 1878, for 150 boys; average attendance, 140; John Frederick Rowe, master

Girls' & Infants', erected in 1860, enlarged in 1878, for 145 girls & 110 infants; average attendance, 120 girls & 110 infants ; Miss Clara E. Hill, mistress ; Miss Margaret Timewell, infants' mistress

Board, Pinxton Wharf, erected in 1879, for 110 infants ; average attendance, 126; Miss S. A. Boot, mistress

There is a Church sunday school, with a library

Midland, Pinxton, Joseph Mounsey, station master
G.N. Pinxton Wharf, A. Pratchett, station master

Cliff Arthur Winrow, Alderman house
Coke Rev. Sidney B.A. Rectory
Coke William Sacheverell D.L., J.P. Brookhill hall
Evans James
Hayes Joseph, Stenson house
Hill Thomas
King Henry
Salmond Maj. Walter J.P. Longwood hall
Toogood Frederick Sherman M.D
Wild William, Rose villa

Allin James, principal clerk at Pinxton collieries
Alsop Sl. manager at Pinxton collieries
Armstrong Henry, farmer
Beardsley Elizabeth (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Bingham Geo. blacksmith, Slade lane
Bingham Emma (Mrs.), George inn
Bingham Thomas, farmer
Bingley Agnes (Mrs.), grocer
Booth Joseph, linen & woollen draper
Booth William, tobacconist
Bower Samuel, farmer
Burnham John, hairdresser, Slade lane
Burrows Francis, beer retailer
Chadborn Martha (Miss), farmer
Chamberlain Lemuel, grocer, &: agent for W. & A. Gilbey, wine & spirit merchants, Wharf
Chappell Frederick, furniture broker
Christian Alfred, bricklayer
Clarke Samuel, joiner & builder
Coke & Co. colliery proprietors (Walter Salmond, manager), Pinxton collieries
Cutts Susannah (Mrs.), Three Horse Shoes P.H. & farmer
Dalby John, grocer
Edge George, farmer
Elliott John Bingham, boot & shoe ma
Fisher Thomas & Son, blacksmiths, shoeing & general smiths, dealers in wire netting, felt & galvanizing roofings, watering pans, barb wire, general dealers in ironmongery & Hardy's coal boring machine
Gelsthorpe John, jun. farmer
Gibson Joseph, shopkeeper
Goodall Geo. cow keeper, Brookhill
Goodall Henry, builder
Goodall Lydia (Mrs.) farmer
Greaves A & Son, pharm. chemists, oil & color men & stationers
Green Daniel, boot maker, Slade lane
Hancock George, beer retailer, Wharf
Hardy Jonathan, grocer
Harrold George, Sun inn, good stabling accommodation
Haseldine William, farmer
Hawley Thomas, grocer & beer reta.1& farmer
Hoten George, joiner & builder
King Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Slade la
Kirk Thomas, farmer
Lacey William Manning, chief agent to Birchwood collieries, Birchwood house
Lane Alfred, boot & shoe maker
Lee Thomas, farmer, Manor farm
Moore Thomas, farmer
Neail Frederick, New inn, Wharf
Oxley Robert & Son, drapers
Parsons Richard, greengrocer
Pinxton Benevolent Co-operative & Industrial Society Limited (Joseph Hayes, manager), grocers & provision merchants, drapers, patent medicine vendors & boot & shoo dealers
Pinxton Benevolent Co-operative & Industrial Society Limited (Jordan Ashworth, manager), Wharf lane
Salmon Arthur, butcher
Salmond Walter, manager of Pinxton collieries, Longwood hall
Shardlow Arthur, butcher & farmer
Simpson Matthew, beer retailer
Slater Jn. cashier at Pinxton collieries
Smith William, nail dealer
Stirland George, farmer
Straw Alfred, grocer, Slade lane
Street James, shopkeeper
Swaine Thomas, chimney sweeper
Toogood Fredk. Sherman M.D. surgeon
Walters Eliza (Mrs.), ladies' boarding & day school, Wharf
Watson Joseph, farmer
Worthington Thomas, farmer
Yeoman James, farmer
Yeoman Thomas, farmer

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