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Mapleton, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.250-251
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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MAPLETON is a village and parish, on the borders of Staffordshire, 1¾ miles north-west from Ashborne station, on the Chumet Valley section of the North Staffordshire railway, and 148 from London, in the Western division of the county, Wirksworth hundred, Ashborne union, petty sessional division and county court district, rural deanery of Ashborne, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese or Southwell. The church of St. Mary, erected about the beginning of the last century, on the site of the ancient church, is a small oblong building of stone, consisting of nave, western porch, and a dome, surmounted by a small campanile, containing one bell, dated 1842 ; there are a few fragments of stained glass and on the north side of the church is a marble monument with a brass tablet, to Henry John Goodwin B A. d. 23 May, 1863: the church was restored in 1876, and will seat 120 persons. The register dates from the year 1704, and is kept at Ashborne. The living is a rectory, consolidated with the vicarage of Ashborne, average tithe rent-charge £79, with 14 acres of glebe, gross income £340, joint net yearly value £80, in the gift of the Bishop of Southwell, and held since 1878 by the Rev. Francis Jourdain M.A. of Pembroke College, Oxford, and chaplain of Ashborne union, who resides at Ashborne. Rowland Okeover, by will dated 24th October, 1727, left the residue of certain lands and premises to be applied in building a convenient house arranged as a residence for three widows of clergymen of the Church of England, assigning to each the sum of £30 annually. The river Dove furnishes excellent sport for the angler, and good quarters will be found at the Okeover Arms, Temperance Hotel, in this village. Mapleton Cottage, the residence of Lady Waterpark, and Hinchley Wood House, the residence of Mrs. Goodwin, are pleasantly situated in the village. The Rev. Henry Buckston M.A. vicar of Hope, is lord of the manor; H. C. Okeover esq. J.P. of Okeover Hall, is chief landowner. The soil is clay; subsoil, gravel, clay and limestone. The land is chiefly kept in pasture for dairy produce. The acreage is 778; rateable value, £2,045 ; the population in 1881 was 196.

Parish Clerk, John Twigg.

POST OFFICE.-Mrs. Fanny Grindey, sub-postmistress. Letters arrive from Ashborne at 7 a.m. ; dispatched at 5.40 p.m. ; there is no sunday delivery. Ashborne is the nearest money order & telegraph office

National School (mixed), erected in 1876, for 50 children; average attendance, 30; Miss Amelia Hooper, mistress

Capper Col. Harcourt (1st Herefordshire Volunteers), Callow hall
Foster Philip, Rose cottage
Goodwin-Gladwin Capt. Richard Henry J.P. Hinchley wood
Goodwin Mrs. Hinchley Wood house
Heather Mrs
Hurd Miss
Murray Mrs
Waterpark Lady, Mapleton cottage
Wheen Richard

Barnes Joseph Charles, grocer tea dealer & provision merchant farmer & miller (water)
Bassett Arthur, joiner &c
Bassett John, farmer
Bentley Samuel, blacksmith
Dale George, farmer, Manor house
Grindey Fanny (Mrs.), Okeover Arms Temperance hotel ; within a few yards of the river Dove; first-class accommodation for anglers &c. Post office. See advertisement
Harrison Julia (Miss), dress maker
Hollis James, farmer, Callow
Hooper Georgina (Miss), dress maker
Mapleton Fishing Station (Joseph Cooper, river keeper), Okeover Arms Temperance hotel
Maskery Thomas, farmer, Butlers hole
Murphy John, farmer
Swindell Robert, farmer, Callow
Thompson William, farmer, Gate farm
Twigg John, shoe maker
Waterfall Thomas, farmer, Red house
Watson Francis, farmer
Webster William, farmer & cattle dealer
Whilock Francis, farmer, Haywood farm

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