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Aston-upon-Trent, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p. 32
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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ASTON-UPON -TRENT is a parish and large village 6 miles south-east from Derby, 132 from London,1 north from Weston station, on the Trent and Melbourne branch and south from Borrowash station on the main lute of the Midland railway, in the Southern division of the county, hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, union of Shardlow, petty sessional division and county court district of Derby, rural deanery of Melbourne, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The church of All Saints is a building of local stone, consisting of chancel with north aisle or chapel, clerestoried nave of three bays, aisles, north and south porches and an embattled western tower with pinnacles containing a clock and 5 bells; the first three are dated respectively 1590, 1594 and 1661 ; the remainder were added, one in 1847 and the tenor in 1873 : a curious Saxon cross built into the exterior of the west end of the south aisle : the lower half of the tower is Late Norman, with the exception of one Transition window of the time of Henry II. : the arcades of the nave and those of the chancel aisle, consisting of two arches, exhibit progressive stages of the Early English period : of the same style is the font, consisting of a massive octagonal basin on a large circular pillar with four small detached shafts : the west window in the north aisle and those of the south aisle are Early Decorated, one near the east end having curious ogee headed canopies with interesting carved bosses in the jambs : the three south windows of the chancel are Early Perpendicular : the other windows in the north aisle, the clerestory and the upper stage of the tower, which is embattled and pinnacled, are of a later Perpendicular style : there is a piscina, and the outline of a leper window on the south side of the chancel : in the north aisle of the nave is an altar tomb of alabaster, with the recumbent figures of a man and his wife hand in hand, in the costume of the first half of the 15th century ; and there are numerous mural tablets, chiefly to the Holden and Shuttleworth families and dating from the 17th century to the present time : the east window and seven others are stained : the reredos and pulpit, or Devonshire marble, are beautiful specimen of modern stonework in the Decorated style and have canopied arches with figures in full relief the church was restored in 1848 and 1863 and the chancel in 1873 by the late E. A. Holden esq. and the organ was enlarged in March, 1881 : there are 320 sittings. The register dates from the year 1667. The living is a rectory, net yearly value £1,200, with residence and 6 acres of glebe, in the gift of Edward Charles Shuttleworth Holden esq. J.P. and held since 1869 by the Rev. James Shuttleworth Holden M.A. of Christ Church, Oxford, and rural dean of Melbourne. There is a Wesleyan chapel here, built in 1820. The charities amount to about £25 yearly. Messrs. Pegg and Co. of Derby, have large gypsum pits here. At the Dissolution, the manor and advowson, being a part of the Derbyshire possessions of St. Werburgh's Abbey, were granted to the Bishop of Chester : a grant of Queen Elizabeth transferred them to Henry Sacheverelle : on the accession of James I. they were granted to Charles Paget, on whose attainder, ten years later, they passed into the hands of the Roper family, from whom they were purchased in 1649 by the ancestors of the present proprietors. Aston Hall, the seat of the Holden family, is a mansion of brick, standing in extensive grounds of 8 acres and overlooking the vale of the Trent. Edward Charles Shuttleworth Holden esq. J.P. who is lord of the manor, Mrs. Sutton and the Earl of Harrington are the principal landowners. The soil is loamy ; subsoil, gravel and stone. The chief crops are oats, wheat and barley, but there is a good portion of meadow land. The area is 1,763 acres 27 perches ; rateable value, £4,756 ; the population in 1881 was 568.
Parish Clerk, Francis Porter.

POST OFFICE.-Thomas Dolman, postmaster. Letters from Derby arrive at 5.20 a.m. ; dispatched at 8.10 p.m. ; sundays dispatched at 6.10 p. m. The nearest money order office is at Shardlow & telegraph office at Weston-on-Trent railway station. Postal orders are issued here, but not paid
National School (mixed), erected in 1845, to hold 160 ; average attendance, 120 ; Edwin Wall, master

CARRIER TO DERBY.-Geo. Bull, from his house, tues. & fri

Bowles Charles Eyre B
Holden Edward Chas. Shuttleworth J.P.
Holden Rev. James Shuttleworth M.A.
Ludlow Joseph
Osborne William
Pringle Reginald, Aston hall
Soresby Walter James, The Mount

Astle Charles, wheelwright
Aston Coffee & Recreation Rooms (Mrs. Elizabeth Clementson, manageress)
Bull George, carrier & coal merchant
Burton Frederick, farmer
Clementson Elizbth. (Mrs.), manageress to Aston coffee & recreation rooms
Fielding William, blacksmith
Fletcher Robert, market gardener, Moor side
Forman Ralph, farmer & manager for Messrs. Pegg & Co
Gregory Catherine (Mrs.), farmer
Halladay Francis, builder
Holbrook John, beer retailer
Holte Thomas & Son, butchers
Holmes James, farmer, Marsh flat
Hurd William, farmer
Husband John, farmer
Joynes Alfred, tailor
Leadbetter Joseph, lock keeper
Ludlow Francis, white Hart P.H. & maltster
Marshall Joseph, farmer
Martyn Thomas, wheelwright
Pegg & Co. plaster merchants (Ralph Forman, manager)
Radford Rd. farmr. Rectory & Hall farms
Reed George, grocer & baker
Rice George, shopkeeper
Riley Philip, farmer
Slater Emma (Mrs.), dress maker
Slater Robert, shoe maker
Stenson George Morley, farmer
Stevenson John, farmer
Turner Joseph, farmer
Wild Thos. market gardener, Moor side

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