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Alderwasley, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p.17
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ALDERWASLEY is a township and chapelry, 2¼ miles east-by-south from Wirksworth, in the Mid division of the county, parish and county court district of Wirksworth, hundred of Appletree, union and petty sessional division of Belper. The Manchester line of the Midland railway runs close by, and there are stations at Ambergate and Whatstandwell, the latter about I mile north-east from the church. The water supply is derived from springs in the neighbourhood. The church, situated near the Hall and erected in 1850, is a building of stone in the Early English style, the private property of A. F. Hurt esq. and consists of chancel, clerestoried nave, transepts and a small tower on the north containing one bell : the interior is seated with low benches and has an open timbered roof: the east window is stained and there are about 300 sittings. Previous to 1850 service was conducted in a small chapel on the Wirksworth road, and rebuilt in the reign of Henry VIII. and restored in 1884 ; it is now used as a mortuary chapel in connection with a small inclosed cemetery, the private property of A. F. Hurt esq. The living is a donative, gross yearly value £120, with residence, in the gift of Lieut.-Col. Albert Frederic Hurt, and held since 1863 by the Rev. Charles Henry Owen M.A. of St. Edmunds Hall, Oxford. There are in the township furnaces for smelting lead ore, also brick, tile and drain pipe works, likewise the Alderwasley wire mills, an important manufacturing establishment near Ambergate; Alderwasley Hall, the seat of Lieut.-Col. Albert Frederic Hurt D.L: J.P. (who is lord of the manor and principal landowner), is pleasantly situated in the park, which covers an area of nearly 200 acres and in which there is a herd of deer and a small and interesting flock of black sheep of foreign origin. The area is now 3,094 acres; rateable value, £5,722; the population in 1881 was 386.

Letters through Derby, viâ Wirksworth. WALL Box cleared at 5 p.m

National School, erected in 1841, for 72 children ; average attendance, 46; Miss Lizzie Attridge, mistress

Hilton James Henry, Woodbine cottage
Hurt Lieut-Col. Albert Frederic D.L., J.P, Alderwasley hall
Johnson John Thewlis, Oak Hurst
Owen Rev, Charles Henry M.A. Parsonage


Alderwasley Brick, Tile & Drain. Pipe Works (James Alsop, proprietor) [letters should be addressed, Whatstandwell, Derby ]. See advert
Alsop James, brick & tile & drain manufacturer, Alderwasley brick & tile works. See advertisement
Briggs Joseph, manager, wire mills
Brocklehurst Henry, farmer, Knob farm
Bunting Francis, blacksmith & farmer
Fearn George, farm bailiff to J. T. Johnson esq
Fletcher William Creswell, farmer
Harper Charles, head woodman to Lieut.Col. Hurt
Hilton James Henry, chief clerk, wire mills ; res. Woodbine cottage
Hole Susanna & Son, farmers, Dairy Wood farm
Hotson Hugh, sub. agent & farm bailiff to Lieut.-Col. Hurt
JOHNSON RICHARD & NEPHEW, wire drawers, Alderwasley wire mills ; & at Bradford iron works, Manchester ; London office, 8 Great Winchester street E C
Morrison Hector, gamekeeper to J. T. Johnson esq
Petts George, farmer & mason
Redfern John, farmer, Sandyford [letters through Belper]
Sanders John, farmer, New Barn farm
Sanders Thomas, farmer, Hankin farm
Sanders Thomas, jun. farmer, Bury hill
Shaw Thomas, farmer, Townhead farm
Sims German, farmer, Hill Side farm
Slack Albert, Bear inn, & farmer
Spencer Thomas, farmer, Oak Hill farm
Spendlove John, farmer, Notonsteer farm
Storer & Peacock, millers (water) & farmrs
Storer George, farmer
Storer Moses, assistant overseer & surveyor of highways
Taylor John, farmer, Nether Park farm
Twigg Wm. relieving officer & registrar of births & deaths for the Wirksworth district of the Belper union, Chapel hl
Vickers Vincent, farmer, Waterford fm
White Thomas, farmer, Whitewells (letters through Belper)
Wainwright Isaac, farmer, Meersbrook farm (letters through Whatstandwell)

[End of transcript. Spelling, case and punctuation are as they appear in the Directory.]

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