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Shirland, Derbyshire: Kelly's Post Office Directory, 1855
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The Post Office Directory of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Rutlandshire.
Pub. Kelly and Co., London (1855), pp.127-128

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SHIRLAND, a township and parish, with the village of HIGHAM, in Scarsdale Hundred, Chesterfield Union, North Derbyshire, 2 miles north-by-west of Alfreton, 2 south-east of Stretton station, 2½ north-east of Wingfield station, 8½ miles south-east of Chesterfield, 15 north-east of Derby, and 152 from London, contained in 1851, 851 inhabitants, besides Higham, and 2,942 acres of land. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Derby, diocese of Lichfield, of the annual value of £265, in the alternate patronage of the Earl of Thanet, William Edward Nightingale, Esq., and Mrs. John Charge, of Chesterfield ; the Rev. Charles Henry Ramsden, M.A., is the incumbent. The church of St. Leonard, a handsome embattled building, erected about the 14th century, consists of a nave, chancel, and aisles, with fine square tower, surmounted by pinnacles; it was thoroughly repaired and restored in 1848. There are some very ancient monuments, among which is one belonging to the Revell family, bearing date 1510, which stands in the north wing, and others to the memory of the De Greys. There are National schools, for which a handsome building was erected near the rectory, in 1851, at a cost of about £800, raised by subscription, aided by a grant from the National Society. The schools are supported by voluntary contributions. The Wesleyan Methodists have place of worship here, which was erected by William Oakes, Esq. The river Amber flows through this parish, and the Midland railway adjoins ; Gladwin Turbutt, Esq., is lord of the manor, but the freeholders claim their own manorial rights. There are charities of £25 10s. annual value, to provide the poor with blankets, clothing and bread.
HIGHAM, a hamlet and considerable village, threequarters of a mile north-west of Shirland, 3 miles from Alfreton, 7½ from Chesterfield, and 1½ from Stretton station, in 1851, contained 417 inhabitants. The village is very ancient, and previous to 1785 was a market-town. A cross stands in the centre of the market-place. A Wesleyan chapel was erected here in 1852, and an Infant school in connexion therewith in 1853. A fair for cattle is still held on the first Wednesday after New Year's day.
HALLFIELD is hamlet, half a mile west. Here is a Free school, with a residence for the master, erected by Edward Revell, Esq., and endowed by him and others, with lands producing about £25 per annum.
DANES MOOR, Toadhole, Stretton Hill side, Park Lodge, Stonebroom and Delves, are places here.


Bansall Miss
Clay Mr. William, Park
Harvey Mr. John Henry
Openshaw Rev, Thomas, B.A
Ramsden Rev. Charles Henry, M.A. Rectory
Siddall Mr.Thomas Mortimer, Hall field

Allen Joseph, farmer
Barker John, farmer, Park
Beastall William, farmer
Bennett James, coal master
Bennett William, nailmaker
Bingham A nn ton hill side
Bingham William, farmer, Danes moor
Bird Robt. John, farmer & miller, Park
Bonsall John, farmer, Park
Bonsall William, farmer, Park
Bryan Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmer, Park lodge
Buxton Joseph, boot & shoemaker & shopkeeper
Caudwell William, farmer, Delves
Clay John, farmer
Clay John Wood, 'Shoulder of Mutton, Hallfield
Cotes Jonathan, farmer
Cupit Thomas, beer retailer, Stretton hill side
Deaville John, farmer, Hallfield
Fritchley Joseph, farmer, Dane's moor
Frost John, shopkeeper, Toad hole
Godber William, farmer, Delves
Greaves John, shopkeeper
Hadfield Daniel, beer retailer & shopkpr
Hadfield George, farmer, Park lane
Hadfield John, 'Red Lion'
Hardy William, butcher & farmer
Harvey John Henry, farmer
Haslam William, farmer, Stonebroom
Hill John, miller
Holbrook Edwd, 'White Bear', Stretton
Hopkinson Jemima (Mrs.), farmer
Hopkinson John, farmer, Delves
Hopkinson Joseph, farmer, Park
Hopkinson Susannah (Miss), farmer, Toad hole
Lamb Robert, wheelwright
Lathe John, farmer, Dane's moor
Marshall Issac, stonemason
Marshall John, farmer
Marshall Samuel, stonemason
Marshall Samuel, farmer, Stretton hill side
Milner Arthur, farmer, Stretton hill side
Mosley Wm. farmer, Stretton hill side
Mycroft George, blacksmith
Radford Jane (Mrs.), farmer, Park la
Rawson Thomas, shopkeeper, Highfield
Siddall Thomas Mortimer, solicitor, Hallfield
Simpkin William. 'Duke of Wellington,' & wheelwright
Stanley Wm. schoolmaster, Hallfield
Stephens John, farmer
Swain John, farmer, Toad hole
Tagg John, butcher
Tagg John, farmer, Park
Tagg William, farmer & cattle dealer
Thompson Francis, mustard miller, Toad hole
Thorpe Richd. farmer, Stretton hill side
Turner John, farmer
Wallis Samuel, farmer
Walters David, farmer, Stonebroom
Wetton Thomas, farmer, Stonebroom
Wharton John, farmer
White Thomas, wheelwright
Wragg George, farmer, Hallfield
Wragg William, boot & shoe maker, Hallfield
Wright James, boot & shoe maker


Allsop John, farmer & maltster
Askew Elizabeth (Mrs.), blacksmith
Banks John, shopkeeper
Breffitt Richard, grocer & postmaster
Bryan Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Cheetham Ann (Mrs.), 'Black Bull,' & farmer
Cheetham Samuel, farmer
Clarke John, land agent
Fritchley George, farmer
Gelsthorpe John, timber merchant & valuer
Hadfield Henry, tailor
Henstock George, farmer & shopkeeper
Herod John, 'Greyhound,' & farmer
Hill John, farmer & miller
Hill William, blacksmith
Hodgson James, farmer
Holmes George, farmer
Holmes John, stonemason
James James, superintendent constable
Marriott Saml. shopkeeper & butcher
Mycroft Matthew, farmer
Naylor George, boot & shoe maker
Purdy James, saddler & harness maker
Tagg Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmer & botcher
Tomlinson Robert. boot & shoe maker
Umbers Henry, 'Horns'
Webster Miles, 'Barley'
White Robert, farmer
Wilson Jonathan, farmer
Woolley Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Wragg Jonathan, farmer

There is more information about Shirland on this website:
Derbyshire's Parishes, 1811
The Gentleman's Magazine Library - Derbyshire to Dorset
Wolley Manuscripts, Derbyshire for more information about Derbyshire deeds, pedigrees, documents and wills.

Transcribed by Ann and Andy Andrews February 2023.
Note: spelling, case and punctuation are as they appear in the Directory.