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Wingerworth, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p.328
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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WINGERWORTH is a small village and parish, with the hamlets of HOCKLEY, NETHERMOOR, STUBBING and SWATHWICK : annexed : it is on the river Rother, 2½ miles south from Chesterfield, in the Chesterfield division of the county, Scarsdale hundred, Chesterfield union, petty sessional division and county court district, rural deanery of Chesterfield, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The Midland railway runs through the parish. There was a church here, it appears, in 25 Edw. I. (1296-7), at which time Henry de Brailsford was possessed of the advowson. The church of All Saints is an edifice of stone in the Norman style, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower, containing 5 bells : a rood loft crosses the chancel arch : on the north-west side is a fine monument of marble erected in 1840 to General Gladwin, and there are also monuments to the Brailsford and Hunloke families, and a mausoleum, erected in 1783, and renovated by the late Lady Scarisbrick : there are 130 sittings. The earliest register dates from 1539 and is of vellum and in good preservation, but the registers as a whole are far from perfect. The living is a rectory, average tithe rent-charge £234, with 9 acres of glebe, net yearly value £215, in the gift of the Bishop of Southwell, and held since 1878 by the Rev. Frederick Calder M.A. of St. John's College, Cambridge. A rectory house was built in 1881, in the Elizabethan style, at a cost of about £2,000. Gisborne's charity of £6 11s. yearly, left in 1818 by the Rev. Francis Gisborne, sometime rector of Staveley, is for clothing : Foljambe's charity of £6 yearly and Lady Scarisbrick's of £7 yearly are distributed in money (and Gladwin's of £2 16s.). The neighbourhood abounds with stone quarries and coal mines. The Hon. Mrs. Hunloke is lady of the manor. Wingerworth Hall, the property of the Hon. Mrs. Hunloke and the residence of Charles Allen esq. is a handsome mansion of stone, built in 1724 by Sir Thomas Windsor Hunloke bart. : it is situated near the church, and from its elevated situation commands an extensive view of the surrounding country. Stubbin Court, the residence of Samuel Burkitt esq. is a delightfully-situated residence. The principal landowners are the Hon. Mrs. Hunloke and Samuel Burkitt esq. J.P. The soil is strong clay; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are wheat and oats. The area is 2,931 acres of land and 27 of water; rateable value, £8,543 ; the population in 1881 was 410.

Parish Clerk, William Froggatt.

POST OFFlCE.-William Lenthall, receiver. Letters received from Chesterfield at 6,45 a.m. ; dispatched at 6.25 p.m. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Chesterfield. Postal orders are issued here, but not paid

Parish Free School, erected in 1758, & provides free education for 20 poor children; supported by the Hon. Mrs. Hunloke ; the school will hold 85 children; average attendance, 50 ; Mrs. Elizabeth Heathcote, mistress

Allen Charles, Wingerworth hall
Burkitt Samuel, Stubbin court
Calder Rev. Frederick M.A. [rector]

Barker Robert Winter, farmer
Blythe Jermyn, blacksmith & farmer
Brocklehurst Walter, joiner & wheelwrt
Byard John, farmer, Harper hill
Clare Lucy (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Collis William, farmer, Stonedge
Crookes John, farmer, Birdholme
Davison John, farm bailiff to Samuel Burkitt. esq
Dronfield Cornelius, farmer, Stonedge
Everett Douglas, Wingerworth estate
Fisher Thomas, farmer, Lydgate
Foster Henry, farmer, Nethermoor
Gill James, farmer, Harper hill
Goodlad Ellen (Mrs.), farmer
Hadfield Charles, tailor
Hadfield Daniel, Barley Mow P.H
Hardy Edwin, joiner
Madin Francis, farmer, Hillhouses
Madin Thomas, mason, Hockley
Parkin Samuel, joiner
Raines Thomas, farmer
Siddall William, farmer
Stephenson Hannah (Mrs.), frmr & millr
Waddington Booth, stone merchant & quarry owner, Wingerworth stone quarries & saw mills
Ward John E. head gamekeeper to Charles Allen esq
Wilson Joseph, Hunloke Arms P.B. & farmer, Derby lane
Winter Robert, farmer, Swathwick
Woodward Edward, farmer, Stubbing

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