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Kirk Hallam, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.219-220
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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KIRK HALLAM, on the Nutbrook canal, is a township and parish, 1½ miles south-west from Ilkeston railway station, 8 west from Nottingham and 8 east-north-east from Derby, in the Ilkeston division of the county, hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, Smalley petty sessional division, Shardlow union, Belper and Ilkeston County court district, rural deanery of Ilkeston, archdeanery of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The church of All Saints is a small edifice of stone consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a low embattled tower at the west end containing 3 bells, two with inscriptions in Lombardic capitals and one dated 1666 : the only relics of the original church seem to consist of some fragments of Norman beak-headed moulding built into the south entrance, and the font, a good example of the same style, on an Early English base, its outer surface being ornamented with interlaced semicircular arches : the east window of the chancel is Decorated, the tracery new, but the framework old: two square-headed windows in the chancel are Perpendicular, as is also the tower: the chancel has three sedilia niches, now too near the floor to be of any service, and beyond these a piscina flanked on either side by a small niche: in the chancel are monuments to Francis Newdigate, of Nottingham (1764), and to Francis Stead, of the same place (1763) ; and in the nave is a brass with inscription to Francis Rice (1766) : the church was repaired in 1844 and the porch rebuilt: in the chancel are two memorial windows, one to Francis Newdigate, dated 1862, and the other to Mrs. Charlotte Newdigate : there are 90 sittings. The register dates from the year 1660. The living is a discharged vicarage, average tithe rent-charge £208, with 46 acres of glebe and residence, in the gift of Lieut.-Col. Francis William Newdigate J.P. and held since 1891 by the Rev. William Blurton T.A.K.C.L. Lieut.-Col. F. W. Newdigate J.P. is lord of the manor and sole landowner. Here is the Ilkeston Corporation Water Works pumping station. Coal is obtained here. The soil is clay; subsoil, clay and limestone. The chief crops are wheat, oats and barley, and there is some pasture land. The acreage of the township is 717, and of the parish, which includes Mapperley, 1,641; rateable value, £1,127; the population in 1881 was 81 in the township.

Parish Clerk, James Morrell.

WALL LETTER BOX cleared at 6 p.m. week days only. Letters from Derby through West Hallam, arrive at 7 a.m. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Ilkeston. Letters for Kirk Hallam Hall are received through Ilkeston at 7 a.m

National School (mixed), built in 1872 by Lieut.-Col. Newdigate, for 50 children; average attendance, 37 ; Miss Jane Lucy Brown, mistress

Blurton Rev. Wm. T.A.K.C.L. Vicarage
Cope John
Blood Tom, farmer
Brown John, farmer, Thackerbarn
Brown John, jun. farmer, Thackerbarn
Canner Hannah (Mrs.), farmer, Ladywd
Evans William, farmer, Spring farm
Hardy William Henry, farmer, Vine frm
Northwood Thomas, farmer
Rice Samuel, farmer
Winfield John, grazier

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