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Milford (with Makeney), Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p. 266
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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MILFORD, with the hamlet of MAKENEY, forms a considerable village and ecclesiastical parish, constituted in 1846 from the parish of Duffield ; it is pleasantly situated on the banks of the river Derwent, over which there is a stone bridge of two arches,1 mile north from Duffield station on the main line of the Midland railway, 138½ miles from London, 1½ south from Belper and 6 north from Derby, in the Mid division of the county, Appletree hundred, Belper union and petty sessional division, Belper and Ilkeston county court district, rural deanery of Duffield, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The church of the Holy Trinity, erected in 1848, on a site given by Messrs. Strutt, at a cost of £2,000, is a building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, west porch and a turret containing one bell : there are sittings for 500 persons. The register dates from the year 1848. The living is a vicarage, gross yearly value £150, with residence, in the gift of the Crown and the Bishop of Lichfield alternately, and held since 1858 by the Rev. Thomas Crossland M.A. of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and chaplain of Belper union. There are Wesleyan, Reformed and Primitive Methodist and Baptist chapels. Messrs. W. G. and J. Strutt have an extensive establishment here for bleaching and dyeing, as well as gas works, from which their works both here and at Belper are supplied : Messrs. W. Hollins and Co. Limited have a cotton spinning factory and Messrs. Fletcher Brothers a large flour mill. The principal landowners are Lord Belper and co-proprietors and Herbert Strutt esq. J.P. The population in 1881 was 1,519.

SUNNYHILL, Chevin Side, and Hopping Hill are places adjoining the village. Makeney is half-a-mile to the south-east: Makeney Hall is now a farmhouse.
Parish Clerk, Jeremiah Fletcher.

POST & M. O. O. S. B. & Government Annuity & Insurance Office.-Miss Rachel Needham, receiver. Letters received from Derby at 4.45 a.m. ; dispatched at 8.10 p.m. The nearest telegraph office is at Belper

British School (mixed & infants), established over l00 years, in connection with the factory of & supported by Messrs. Strutt, for the children of their workmen & others. The school will hold 400 boys & girls & 120 infants ; average attendance, 170 boys & girls & 90 infants ; George William Brindley, master ; Miss Emily Elizh. Harrison, infants' mistress

Crossland Rev. Thomas M.A. Vicarage
Holme George. Derwent house
Mansfield Henry
Oldershaw Walter
Strutt Hon. Frederick J.P. Milford house

Allsop George, New inn, Hopping hill
Brooks John, grocer
Brooks Samuel, tailor
Brown, Samuel, tailor
Clark Samuel, beer retailer
Fletcher Bros. millers (water), Forge mill
Hall Erasmus, butcher
Harvey John, farmer
Jones John William, shopkeeper
Knifton William, butcher, Chevin wold
Mead James. farmer, Sunny hilI
Milford Cooperative Society (James Bower, manager), Hopping hill
Oldknow Henry, grocer
Pollard Thomas, farmer, Hopping hill
Price Thomas, farmer
Rogers Sarah (Mrs.), grocer
Sheldon Emma (Mrs.), Royal Oak P.H
Shelley Henry, painter, Sunny hill
Sims Joseph, boot maker
Slater Hannah (Mrs.), Beehive P.H
Smith Phœbe (Mrs.), pork butcher Hopping hill
Strutt William George & Joseph, bleachers & dyers; & cotton spinners & manufacturers at Belper

Holmes Major Alfd. Wm. Makeney ldg
Strutt George Herbert J.P. Makeney ho
Cooper George, shopkeeper
Littlewood, Richard, rate collector & assistant overseer for Duffield
Malin, Joseph, farmer, Old Hall farm
Parkin Octavius, Holy Bush P.H
Rains Samuel, farmer, Mekeney farm
Winson Hannah (Mrs.), farmer, Duffield bank

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