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Riber and Starkholmes: Kelly's, 1899
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Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland. Pub. London (1899)
pp. 295, 299 & 300


Riber is a small hamlet in this parish [Matlock], situated on a lofty eminence. Here is a Free Methodist chapel, built by the late John Smedley. Riber Castle, now a preparatory school for boys for public schools, 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.

Chippett Rev. John William M.A. Riber Castle
Earp, John Oswald, Riber Lodge

Beardsley Francis, farmer, The Hall
Beresford William, farmer
Carline Alfred, farmer
Chippett Rev. John William M.A. preparatory school for boys for public schools, Riber Castle
Farnsworth George William, farmer
Hadfield Walter, farmer, Littlemoor
Malin John, farmer, Lowes farm
Marchant William, farmer
Millward John, cowkeeper
Statham Isaac, shopkeeper
Statham Geo. Malin, farmer, Hearthstone
Wall John, farmer, The Hall


Starkholmes 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
Fox Luke, Rose cottage
Greenhough Edward, Parkfield, Willersley road
Hardy William Henry
O'Connor, The Misses, Cliff house
Wall George, Ivy cottage


Carline Jas. farmer, Sitches farm
Carline Mary (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Fox Luke Wm. butcher & farmer
Gregory Joseph, tailor
Holmes Saml. Broomhill farm
Knowles Adam, stone mason
Lowe Frederick, boot maker
Robinson John, shopkeeper
Statham Isaac, shopkeeper
Taylor John Lee, White Lion P.H.
Watts Elizabeth (Mrs.), tailoress, and post office
Woodin Samuel, boot maker

POST OFFICE, Starkholmes. - Mrs. Elizabeth Watts, sub-postmistress. Letters through Matlock Bath delivered about 7 a.m. & 5.30 p.m.; dispatched at 8.40 a.m. & 6.10 p.m. ; Sundays, 8 a.m., dispatched, 8.30a.m. Postal orders are issued here, but not paid. Matlock Bath, 1 mile distant, is the nearest money order & telegraph office.
WALL LETTER BOXES. Starkholmes, cleared at 11.30a.m. & 3 & 7.20 p.m. : Riber, cleared at 8.10 a.m. & 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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