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Whitwell, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p.236
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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WHITWELL is a considerable agricultural village and parish, on the road from Chesterfield to Worksop, in the extreme north-east of the county, bounded by Yorkshire on the north and Nottinghamshire on the east, with a station on the Mansfield and Worksop branch of the Midland railway, and 11¾ miles north-east from Chesterfield, 4½ south-west from Worksop and 151¼ from London, in the North Eastern division of the county, Scarsdale hundred, Eckington petty sessional division, Worksop union and county court district, rural deanery of Staveley, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The church of St. Lawrence is a cruciform building of stone, chiefly Norman and dating from 1150, transepts having been added and the east end altered at a later period in the Decorated style ; it consists of chancel, clerestoried nave, aisles, transepts and a Norman tower containing a clock (entirely renewed in 1890 at a cost of £110) and 3 bells: there are two piscinæ, one in the chancel and the other in the south transept, and two stone sedilia in the chancel with lofty and richly carved tabernacle work: there is a memorial window to the late rector, placed in 1876, and a monument with recumbent effigy, to Sir Roger Manners knt. erected in 1632 : the font is massive and dates probably from about 1490 : the church was thoroughly restored in 1886, at a cost of £2,000, given chiefly by the Duke of Portland: there are 500 sittings, all free. The register of baptisms and burials dates from the year 1672, and of marriages from 1682. The living is a rectory, average tithe rent-charge £530, net yearly value £541, with 143 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of the Duke of Portland, and held since 1874 by the Rev. George Edward Mason M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge, and prebendary of Southwell. The Wesleyan chapel, erected in 1858, has 150 sittings and there is also a Free Methodist chapel. There are several small charities, which are distributed on St. Thomas' day. Whitwell Hall, a large and ancient building, was formerly the seat of Sir Roger Manners, who was knighted at Theobalds, Herts, 25 April, 1615, and fell during the Civil War; the house has for many years been used as the National school. At STEETLEY, a farm 1½ miles north of the village, is an ancient Norman church, partially covered with ivy, restored and reconsecrated on November 2nd, 1880 ; and consisting of apsidal chancel and nave, divided by a fine arch of three orders, on piers with curiously carved capitals: there are 80 sittings. Whitwell Wood extends over 440 acres. The Duke of Portland is lord of the manor and chief owner. The soil is limestone and loamy, producing abundant crops of wheat, barley and turnips. The area is 5,231 acres of rich and highly cultivated land; rateable value, £8,767 ; the population in 1881 was 1,809.

BELPH, 2 miles south-east, and BAKESTON MOOR are hamlets ; Creswell is partly in this parish. Hall Leys, Millash, Springfields, Commonside, Firbeck, Green Lane End, Red Hill and Burnt Leys are other places.

Parish Clerk, Daniel Guirdham.

POST, M. O. & T. O., S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office.- Thomas Rotherham. postmaster. Letters arrive by mail from Chesterfield at 8 a.m. ; dispatched at 5 p.m. ; on sundays, 2 p.m. Parcels post, at 5 p.m

National School, with house for the master & mistress, erected for 260 children; average attendance, 80 boys, 76 girls & 106 infants ; the school is partly supported by the Duke of Portland; Robert Ellis, master; Miss Ellen Needham, mistress; Miss Amelia Johncock, infants' mist

Railway Station, William Frederick Best, station master

Blackman Mrs
Elsom Frederick Joseph
Mason Rev. Geo. Edwd. M.A.. Rectory
Smith Rev. James B.A. [curate]
Smith Sydney, Burnt Leys
Walker George, Old Manor house

Andrews William, grocer
Bartholomew George, farmer
Bell Walter, butcher
Booth Samuel, farmer, Creswell
Collingham James, farmer
Collingham Wm. Old Boot & Shoe P.H
Coupe James, Jug & Glass P.H
Drabble Sophia (Miss), grocer
Ellis Ann (Mrs.), farmer
Ellis Charles, beer retailer
Ellis John, farmer
Ellis Joseph, farmer
Elsom Frederick Joseph L.R.C.P. Edin. physician & surgeon, & medical officer & public vaccinator, Whitwell & Cuckney districts, Worksop union
Evans Rd. Butchers' Arms P.H. & grocer
Eyre Rt. miller (steam & wind) & farmr
Futtitt William, George inn, & farmer
Glossop Thomas, farmer. Common side
Godley Samuel, tailor
Gosling Frederick, farmer, Cinders
Hancock Charles, farmer, Belph grange
Hartley George, blacksmith
Hibberd Cromwell, shopkeeper
Hill Thomas, wheelwright
Hill William, wheelwright & farmer
Hind William, miller (steam & wind), Belph mill
Jackson Mary (Mrs.), farmer, Firbeck
Jallande William, miller (steam & wind)
Lindley George, harness maker
Lindley John, farmer
Marlow William Henry, farmer
Mellish George Cook, farmer
Mellish William Thomas, farmer, Belph
Mills Charles, wheelwright
Mills John, beer retailer
Minkley Joseph, brewer
Richardson & Malthouse, grocers
Richardson Thomas, butcher
Roberts Mary (Mrs.), Half Moon P.H
Rotherham Thomas, draper, Post office
Sapsford Jacob James, farmer
Selby Joseph, Dale inn
Slaney Thomas, grocer
Smith George, shoe maker
Smith Sydney, farmer, Burnt Leys
Storey Samuel, shopkeeper
Swift Ann (Mrs.), farmer, Common side
Taylor Augustus George, estate agent
Thompson John, farmer
Thompson Samuel, butcher
Tinker Edwin Chas. The Vaults P.H. & grcr
Walker George, farmer
Wardley John Marsden, shopkeeper
Warrener Anthony, farmer, Southgate
Webster Samuel, butcher
Webster George Peter, farmer
West Joseph, farmer, Bonder
Whitwell Colliery (Shireoaks Colliery Co. Limited, proprietors)
Wilson Matthew, butcher
Yates Robert, road surveyor

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