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Yeaveley, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p.336
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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YEAVELEY is a village and ecclesiastical parish formed out of Shirley in 1844, with the township of Stydd, 4½ miles south from Ashborne, 11 north-west from Derby and 3½ south-east from Clifton station on the Churnet Valley section of the North Staffordshire railway, in the Western division of the county, Appletree hundred, and petty sessional division, union and county court district of Ashborne, rural deanery of Ashborne, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The church of the Holy Trinity, erected in 1840, is a building of red brick, in the Early English style, and consists of nave and an embattled western tower containing one bell : it is situated towards the centre of the village and is nearly covered with ivy : there are 154 sittings. The register dates from the year 1841. The living is a vicarage, average tithe rent-charge £36, gross yearly value £81, including 2½ acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of the vicar of Shirley, and held since 1884 by the Rev. William Buck Dearden, who is also vicar of and resides at Alkmonton. Here is a Congregational chapel. There are a few small charities, left by Edward and Elizabeth Pegge, amounting to 18s. 4d. distributed at Christmas in bread. John Harrison esq. of SneIston is lord of the manor and chief landowner. The soil and subsoil are various. The land is chiefly in pasture for dairy produce. The acreage is 1,080 ; rateable value, £2,300; the population in 1881 was 199.

Stydd, formerly Stedde, is a township, tithe and toll free liberty, in the hundred of Appletree, 1 mile south-west. In the reign of Richard I. Ralph le Salter gave the Benedictine hermitage here, dedicated to SS. Mary and John the Baptist, to the Knights Hospitallers, whereupon it became a preceptory of that order, to which Sir William Meynell, lord of the town A.D. 1268, was a great benefactor : this preceptory was granted, 35 Hen. VIII. (1543), to Charles, Lord Mountjoy. There are still considerable remains of the chapel, consisting of a portion of the south walls and vestry, with several graceful lancet windows and clustered pillars with richly foliated capitals, these details showing beyond doubt that they belong to the original chapel erected temp. Richard I ; there is also, close to the chapel wall, a font of the same period, and on the sward a coffin slab incised with a floriated cross and a sword. The Hall adjoins these ruins, and has at one time been moated ; it was restored some years since and is now occupied as a farmhouse. The area of the township is 314 acres ; rateable value, £512; the population in 1881 was 27.

Sexton, Thomas Oakden.

Letters through Ashborne, the nearest money order & telegraph office, arrive at 10 a.m. WALL LETTER BOX, in School wall, cleared at 3.45 p.m. week days only

National School (mixed), erected about 1845, with residence for the mistress, for 50 children; average attendance, 30 ; Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Walker, mistress

CARRIER.-John Thompson, to Derby every fri. & Ashborne every sat

Dearden Robert, The Vicarage
Leadbeater Mrs
Wright Mrs

Bannister Isaac, farmer
Bickerton Benjamin, shopkeeper
Bowler George, farmer
Chadfield George, farmer
Chadfield John, farmer
Clewes Joseph, wheelwright & cowkpr
Gadsby George, farmer
Gadsby Samuel, farmer
Gadsby William, farmer
Gadsby William, jun. farmer
Glover Frederick, boot & shoe maker
Gould Thomas, farmer
Harrison William, farmer, Old wash
Hulland William, farmer
Manifold George, farmer
Millward John, farmer
Pegge Arthur James, farmer
Ratcliffe Ralph, farmer
Robinson George, shopkeeper
Robinson Jasper, farmer
Thompson John, wheelwright, carpenter & carrier to Ashbome & Derby
Torr Thomas, Horse Shoe inn, & farmer
Wibberley John Edwd. veterinary surgn
Wooliscroft Mary (Mrs.), farmer

Gadsby William, farmer
Robinson Samuel, farmer, Stydd hall
Turner James, farmer

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