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Alkmonton, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p.20
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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ALKMONTON is a township and picturesque village, 2 miles south-west from Longford, 6 south from Ashborne and 6 from Tutbury (the nearest railway stations are Tutbury and Ashborne), in the Western division of the county, Appletree hundred and petty sessional division, Ashborne union and county court district, rural deanery of Longford, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. In 1849 the township of Alkmonton was, with the liberty of Hungry Bentley, formed into a parish, called the "chapelry district of Alkmonton". The church of St. John, erected in 1843, chiefly at the cost of the late William Evans esq. and consecrated by Bishop Lonsdale in 1848, is a building of flint and stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a western turret containing one bell : in 1878 the church underwent a thorough restoration, when the chancel was added, the porch rebuilt and a bell turret erected : the circular Norman font, the sculptures upon which have been destroyed, was dug up in Cockshut Croft in the course of excavations on Alkmonton Old Hall farm in this parish: there are 160 sittings. The register of baptisms dates from 1850, of marriages from 1855, and of burials from 1856. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £104, including 1 acre of glebe, with residence in the gift of Sir Thomas W. Evans bart. and held since 1887 by the Rev. William Buck Dearden, who is also vicar of Yeaveley; the vicarage-house was erected in 1844 at a cost of £1,200. Sir T. W. Evans bart. D.L., J.P. of Allestree Hall is lord of the manor and sole landowner. The soil mixed; subsoil, marl, clay, gravel and loam. The chief crops are hay, wheat, barley, oats and beans. The area of the township is 739 acres; value, £714; the population in 1881 was, of the parish 177, and of the township 95.

Hungry Bentley is a liberty in the parish of Alkmonton, 6 miles south from Ashborne. Lord Vernon is lord of the manor and owner of the liberty. The area is 1,086 acres; rateable value, £1,323 ; the population in 1881 was 82.

Letters through Derby. WALL LETTER BOX cleared at 4.30 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Longford. Tutbury & Ashborne are the nearest telegraph offices

Church of England school (mixed), erected with house for mistress, in 1856, & entirely supported by Sir T. W. Evans; Miss Mary Ann Parker mistress


Dearden Rev. William Buck, Vicarage
Bailey Richard & Thomas, farmers
Maulton William, farmer, Old hall
Rose Arthur John, farmer
Saint, John, farmer
Saint, Samuel, farmer, Dairy house

Hungry Bentley.

Hidderley Samuel, farmer, Bentley hall
Hidderley William, farmer
Jeffery Mary (Mrs.), farmer
Peach Lawrence, blacksmith
Salt William, farmer
Tudor Thomas, farmer

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