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Willington, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p.327
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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WILLINGTON is a pleasant village and parish, with a station (called Repton and Willington) on the Derby and Burton section of the Midland railway, 4½ miles north-east from Burton-upon-Trent, 6½ south-west from Derby and 125½ from London, in the Southern division of the county, hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, union of Burton-upon-Trent, Derby petty sessional division and county court district, rural deanery of Repton, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The Grand Trunk canal and the rivers Dove and Trent pass through the parish. The church of St. Michael is a building of stone consisting of chancel, nave, north transept and a small embattled western tower with pinnacles, containing 3 bells, recast in 1837 at a cost of £30: the south doorway, now built up, is of Norman date, as was also the chancel arch, recased in 1824 ; the chancel itself has two short lancet windows of Early English work: the tower, singularly plain, was built in 1824 for £80 and shortly afterwards a north transept was erected and the church repewed, at a cost of £300 : in the chancel are some modern brasses of the Spilsbury family (1864-78), and on the nave floor two white grave stones, with defaced inscriptions, one of which is to John Stephenson gent. sometime organist (1699), and in the chancel is a mural monument to Anne Turpin (1745) : the south window is a memorial to John Wilks (1846) : the communion plate dates from 1699 : there are 220 sittings. The register dates from the year 1680. The living is a discharged vicarage, endowed with £800 royal bounty, vested in land at Ashby, Leicester, gross yearly value £106, including 75 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gilt of W. Cecil Salt esq. and held since 1890 by the Rev. Thomas Geo. Strong. There are Wesleyan and Baptist chapels here. Gisborne's Charity, of £5 10s. yearly, left in 1786, is for clothing, and £8 10s. from other sources is distributed in money. Sir Francis Burdett bart. who is lord of the manor, and the Repton and Etwall Corporation (School & Hospital), are the principal landowners. The soil is chiefly light; sub-soil, gravel. The chief crops are wheat, barley, clover and turnips. The acreage is 1,326 ; rateable value, £7,824 ; the population in 1881 was 515.

Parish Clerk, Thomas Worlidge.

POST, M. O. & T. O., S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office. -Miss Ann Hollis, receiver. Letters from Burton-upon-Trent, arrive at 7.30 a.m. & 1.45 p.m. ; dispatched at 10.45 a.m. & 4.30 & 8.40 p.m
National School (mixed), erected in 1871, at a cost of £280 raised by subscription; a class room being added in 1883 ; it will hold 100 children; average attendance, 75 ; Arthur Will Sealey, master

RaiIway Station, William Cook, station master

Bull James
Bull William
Clifford John Whiteside, The Laurels
Dudeney Mrs
Every Miss
Hand Miss
Herbert George
Horrobin Mrs
Keeling Francis
Messiter George S. Willington house
Salt William Cecil, WilIington hall
Smallwood Rev. Arthur
Strong Rev. Thomas George, Vicarage
Watson Joseph
Watson Mrs

Aris Edward, shopkeeper
Barnett Jas. Wm. farme & coal merchant
Bull Gilbert, dairyman
Bull Simeon, farmer
Bull Thomas, butcher
Burrows James, shopkeeper
Chambers John, shoe maker & farmer
Collier William, Green Man P.H
Eldridge George, painter
Gaskin Seth, builder
Haynes Exuperious, cattle dealer
Haynes Harriet (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Haynes John, dairyman
Kirkland Samuel, wheelwright
Knight Jonah. beer retailer
Knighton Walter, baker
Martin Ellen (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Merryman Richard, Green Dragon P.H
Messiter George S. preparatory school for the public schools, Willington ho
Morris Henry, blacksmith & wheelwright
Peat Joseph, cattle dealer
Shorthouse Ann (Mrs.), farmer
Stone Robert, Rising Sun P.H
Summerfield Samuuel, butcher
Vickers Samuel, farmer
Watson John (Mrs.), farmer
Wayte Thomas, farmer
White George LleweIlyn, coal & meal mer
Worlidge Thomas, shoe maker

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