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Riber and Starkholmes: Kelly's, 1891
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Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland. Pub. London (May, 1891)
pp. 254, 255 & 259


Riber is a small hamlet in this parish [Matlock], situated on a lofty eminence. Adjoining Riber Castle is a Free Methodist chapel, built by the late John Smedley. Riber Castle, the residence of Mrs. Smedley, is an imposing structure of local stone, situated on the brow of the hill, 860 feet above sea level, and commands most extensive views. Riber Hall, now occupied as a farm house, is a building of considerable antiquity. On Riber Hill formerly stood a number of large masses of gritstone, supposed to have been the remains of a druidical altar.

Smedley Mrs. Riber castle
Carline James, cowkeeper
Eley, William, cowkeeper
Farnsworth John, farmer
Gratton Thomas, farmer
Hadfield, Walter, farmer, Hearthstone
Handley Roger, farmer, The Hall
Knowles Henry, shopkeeper
Mart John, cowkeeper
Milward John, cowkeeper
Statham Solomon, farmer, Hearthstone
Wall John, farmer, The Hall


is a district of scattered houses in this parish [Matlock], overlooking Matlock Bath, and has a Church of England mission room, and a primitive Methodist chapel.

Fisher John C.E. Chindrass house
Greenhough Edward, Parkfield, Willersley road
Hardy William Henry
Speed Charles, Cliff house


Carline Alfred, White Lion P.H.
Carline Ebenezer James, shopkeeper
Dowse Henry William, shopkeeper
Fox, Joseph, farmer, Buddles farm
Fox Joseph, farmer, Sitches farm
Fox Luke, butcher
Gregory Joseph, tailor
High Tor Company (Francis Charles Statham, manager)
Holmes Samuel, Broomhill frm
Knowles Adam, stonemason
Ledger George Edwin, gas manager, Gas house
Robinson John, shopkeeper
Statham Isaac, shopkeeper
Statham Francis Charles, manager, High Tor Company
Wall George, farmer, Ivy Barn farm
Woodin Samuel, boot maker

POST OFFICE, Starkholmes. - Joseph Fox, receiver. Letters through Matlock Bath, which is the nearest money order & telegraph office. Lelters are delivered about 7.45 a.m. & dispatched at 8.40 a.m. & 6.10 p.m. ; Sundays, 8 a.m.
WALL BOXES. Riber, cleared at 6 p.m. week days only.

An Ann Andrews transcript
Note: spelling, case and punctuation are as they appear in the Directory

Elsewhere on this site: Kelly's Derbyshire, 1891
Also see Tansley, 1891 as Riber became part of Tansley

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