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Alsop-en-le-Dale, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p.21
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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ALSOP-EN-LE-DALE is a small village and chapelry, near the river Dove and the borders of Staffordshire, 6 miles north from Ashborne, the nearest railway station, and 8 west from Winster, in the Western division of the county, hundred of Wirksworth, parish, county court district, union, petty sessional division and rural deanery of Ashborne, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The little chapel of St. Michael, down to comparatively recent times a dependency of the mother church of Ashborne, is an instance of an Early Norman foundation, and consists of chancel, nave 32 feet in length, and a western tower containing one bell: the most interesting feature is the Norman doorway on the south side, the head of which has a double chevron moulding, and in the south wall remains a Norman window: the walls are unusually massive for the size of the building, being about 3 feet thick throughout: the old stone corbels of the earlier roof shown below in the nave: the font is circular, tapering slightly towards the base, but in bad con- dition : there is a piscina in the south chancel wall, beneath a rude niche: in 1883 the church was restored at a cost of £800, raised by subscription, when the tower was added, the old bell rehung and the east window filled with stained glass : there are 80 sittings. The register dates from the year 1701, for all entries. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £50, in the gift of the Duke of Rutland and Lord Hindlip, and held since 1881 by the Rev. Ernest Horatio May M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge, who is also vicar of and resides at Parwich. The principal landowners are the Duke of Rutland G.C.B. Lord Hindlip (who is lord of the manor) and W. Dean. The soil is light; subsoil, limestone. The land is chiefly in pasture. The area is 1,508 acres ; rateable value, £ 1,608; the population in 1881 was 58.

COLD EATON hamlet is 1 mile north-west.

LETTER BOX, in the wall of Mr. W. Smith's farm, cleared at 3.15 p.m. week days only. Letters through Ashborne, arrive at 9 a.m. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Parwich

The children attend the school at Parwich

Critchlow Thomas, farmer, Manor farm
Edge John, farmer, New House farm
Finney Herbert, farmer, Cold Eaton
Holland Ernest, farmer
Prince Henry William, farmer, New inn
Smith William, farmer
Wilton James, farmer, Crossland bank

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