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Morton, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p.268
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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MORTON is a township and parish, half a mile west from Doe Hill station, 1½ miles south-east from Stretton station, both on the Midland railway, 3 miles north from Alfreton and 7½ south from Chesterfield, in the Mid division of the county, Scarsdale hundred, Chesterfield union, Alfreton petty sessional division and county court district, rural deanery of Alfreton, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The church of the Holy Cross is a small building of stone in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, north aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower with eight crocketed pinnacles, containing 5 bells, one of which is dated 1631 : there are monuments to William Turbutt esq. d. 1836, and to the Rev. Richard Burrow Turbutt, late rector ; and in the vestry are brasses to Margery, wife of Edward Nickson, rector here in 1650, and to a daughter of Ralph Heathcote : most of the windows are stained, including one in the chancel, erected in 1872, to Mrs. Mary Siddall by her son, Dr. Joseph Siddall : the church, with the exception of the Late Perpendicular tower, was rebuilt in 1850, and affords 150 sittings. The registers date from the year 1575, but are in bad condition. The living is a rectory, average tithe rent-charge £319, net yearly value £448, including 59 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of St. John's College, Cambridge and Major William Gladwin Turbutt J.P. of Ogston Hall, alternately, and held since 1864 by the Rev. James William Maltby B.A. of St. John's College, Cambridge. Gisborne's charity of £5 0s. 10d. yearly, left in 1818 by the Rev. Francis Gisborne, sometime rector of Staveley, is for clothing. A large colliery was opened here by the Clay Cross Company in 1863, who rent minerals extending under a great portion of the parish. Nearly the whole parish belongs to Robert Sacheverell Wilmot Sitwell esq. J.P. of Stainsby House, near Derby, who is also lord of the manor. The arable and pasture land are about equal. The soil is clay ; subsoil, chiefly clay. The area is 1,258 acres; rateable value, £6,712 ; the population in 1881 was 879.

Sexton, Joseph Henson.

POST & M. O. O., S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office.- Francis William Culverhouse, sub-postmaster. Letters through Alfreton arrive at 9.30; dispatched at 4.55. The nearest telegraph office is at Doe Hill railway station

School (mixed), erected in 1885, for 43 boys & girls & 100 infants; average attendance, 65 boys, 60 girls & 75 infants; Mr. Scott Redfearn, master; Miss Gertrude Walters, mistress

Goodwin Robert, Morton house
Hayward Rev. Samuel Curling [vicar of Pilsley), Morton cottage
Maltby Rev. Jas. William B.A. Rectory

Bird Richard John D. farmer
Clay Cross Co.'s Morton Collieries (Thomas Dunn, manager)
Clayton Frederick W. rate collector & assistant overseer
Culverhouse F.W. & Co. grocers & provision merchants, & post office ; also corn & flour merchants, confectioners, drapers & boot & shoe dealers, & news agts. Sheffield & Nottingham. strs
Cutts Edward Sampson, farmer
Cutts William, farmer
Dunn Thos. manager of Morton collieries
Fritchley William, beer retailer & farmr
Hill Robert, wheelwright
Linacre James, Station inn
Marshall Alfred, grocer
Mosley Geo. Sitwell Arms P.H. & farmer
Parsons John, blacksmith & machinist
Spencer John, farmer
Taylor Emanuel, farmer, Morton lodge
Titterton Charles, farmer, Padley wood
Waywell George, farmer
White Samuel, farmer

[End of transcript. Spelling, case and punctuation are as they appear in the Directory.]

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