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Muggington, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.268-269
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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MUGGINTON is an extensive parish on an acclivity and comprises the townships of MUGGINTON, WESTON UNDERWOOD, RAVENSDALE PARK and MERCASTON in the Southern division of the county, hundreds of Appletree (except Weston Underwood), the three first townships in the Union of Belper, Derby petty sessional division and county court district, and Mercaston in Ashborne petty sessional division, union and county court district and all in the rural deanery of Duffield, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. Mugginton is 7 miles north-west from Derby and 4½ west from Duffield station on the Midland railway. The church of All Saints consists of chancel, nave of four bays, south aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower with pinnacles and containing 4 bells ; the 3rd and 4th, dated 1512, are said to have been brought from the suppressed priory of Breadsall; the 1st and 2nd bear date respectively 1721 and 1659: there is a clock inside the church the tower, apart from its late battlements, is much the same as it was in the Norman period, although the original round headed doorway has been blocked up and another opened in the south wall: traces of Early English work are seen in the small doorway of the south aisle c. 1250-75 and to the Decorated period belong the south doorway and porch, and the four pointed arches on octagonal piers forming the arcade of the south aisle: during the Perpendicular period the south aisle was lengthened to form a chapel, separated from the chancel by two pointed arches; later on, probably between 485 and 1509, considerable alterations were made, Perpendicular windows being inserted both in the aisle and nave, and the high-pitched roofs reduced: the font is 4th century work, hexagonal in shape, and bears an inscription: there is a small piscina in the south wall of the aisle: a good oak screen, of Perpendicular tracery, in fair preservation, divides the aisle from the chapel: in the south chapel is an altar tomb, 4 feet in height, covered with a slab of Purbeck marble, inclosing a figure in brass of a knight in plate armour, girt with a heavy sword, his bare head resting on a helmet and his feet on a lion ; around his neck is a collar of SS. with a portcullis as a pendant, and by his side a lady in a long flowing garment and mantle, tied with tasselled cords; at the angles are shields with the arms of Kniveton impaling other coats, and at the base the figures of four sons (a fifth being missing), also in armour, and one daughter; only a fragment of the ribbon inscription remains, but the tomb is that of Nicholas Kniveton, of Mercaston and Underwood, ob. 1400 ; the date of the brass is probably c. 1475 ; on the sides of the tomb are other shields of arms : against the west wall of the aisle is an inscription to Hugh Radcliffe, of Islington, "haberdasher of hatts " to Charles I. (1678) : and at the west end of the aisle a mural monument to the Rev. S. Pole, a former rector (1758) : other monuments of some antiquity disappeared during the renovation of 1845: the interior of the chancel was restored in 1888 at the cost of the vicar: there are 300 sittings, all free : in the churchyard is a very large yew tree, planted in 1735. The register dates from the year 1764 for all entries, and is in fair condition. The living is a rectory, average tithe rent-charge £382, net yearly value £352, with 26 acres of glebe and residence, in the patronage of R. W. Chandos-Pole esq. and held since 1869 by the Rev. Randle Feilden B.A. of Pembroke College, Oxford. The church library, principally of the 16th, 17th and early part of the 18th centuries, chiefly consists of theological and classical works. INTAKE CHAPEL, a very small building, erected about 1660 in the parish of Hulland, as a chapel of ease to Mugginton, was enlarged and re-seated in 1890 : divine service is conducted here every Sunday afternoon: the chapel has an endowment in land of £40 yearly. (See HULLAND.) Here is also a Baptist chapel. A charity of £5 10s. was left in 1817 by the Rev. F. Gisborne, sometime rector of Staveley, to be distributed yearly in flannel for the benefit of the poor. The Rev. Brabazon Hallowes M.A. of Glapwell Hall, is lord of the manor of Mugginton, and Lord Scarsdale of that of Ravensdale Park and Weston Underwood. R. W. Chandos-Pole esq. J.P. of Radburne Hall, is lord of the manor and principal landowner of Mercaston. The principal landowners are the Rev. B. Hallowes M.A. Lord Scarsdale and Burton Burough esq. The soil is gravel; subsoil, lime and sandstone. The chief crops are wheat, oats and barley, and about three parts pasture. The area of the parish is 5,324 acres ; area of Mugginton only, 2,203 acres ; rateable value, included with that of Weston Underwood, £4,542 ; the population of Mugginton township in 1881 was 194, and of the parish 501.

RAVENSDALE PARK is a township, 1 mile north, with a population in 1881 of 46; acreage, 635; rateable value, £569.

MERCASTON is a township, three-quarters of a mile west, in Ashborne union and petty sessional division: the population in 1881 was 86; the area is 1,157 acres; rateable value, £1,931.

Sexton, William Miller

Letters arrive from Derby, via. Windley, at 8 a.m. WALL LETTER BOX cleared at 5.50 p.m. week days only. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Brailsford

Free School, for 20 boys, built in 1840 & enlarged in 1885 ; built by subscription, for 60 children; average attendance, 58 ; Herbert Shaw, master; Miss Jane Bigg, mistress

Weston Underwood is a township, in the parish of Mugginton, hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, pleasantly situated 6 miles north-west from Derby and 4 west from Duffield station. Weston Lodge, at present unoccupied, is delightfully situated, and commands some very fine views. Lord Scarsdale is lord of the manor and owner of the land. The acreage is 3,177 ; rateable value. £4,542, including Mugginton ; the population in 1881 was 344.

WALL LETTER BOX cleared at 5.35 p.m. week days only. Letters through Derby arrive at 7.30 a.m. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Duffield

CARRIER TO DERBY.-William Murfin, every fri


Feilden Rev. Randle B.A. Rectory
Wrench Thomas Pickering, The Grange


Beeston Matilda (Miss), shopkeeper
Boam Maria (Mrs.), farmer
Boam Sarah (Mrs.), farmer, Lane end
Burton John, farmer, Cockshut hill
Coxon John, farmer, Leasowes
Feam Edmund, farmer
Flint George, farmer
Flint Joseph, farmer, Corkleys
Johnson Samuel, farmer, Mansell park
Johnson William, farmer, Shuckton
Kay Thomas, farmer, Clives
Kirkland John, farmer
Knifton James William, farmer
Murfin William, farmer & carrier
Oakley Samuel, farmer, Lime kilns
Offiler David, farmer, & Cock Inn
Raynes George, hay & straw dealer
Shaw Herbert, poor rate collector
Smith Francis, farmer
Stevens Robert, blacksmith
Tempest William, farmer, Newlands
Woodward William, farmer
Wrench Thomas Pickering, farmer, The Grange

Weston Underwood.

Bainbrigge William, farmer, Mosleylee
Gregory Samuel, farmer, The Clouds
Hunt Elizabeth & Lucy (Misses), farmers
Miller James, farmer
Miller John, shopkeeper
Ride Hugh, wheelwright
Wardle Richard, farmer
Wardle William Ratcliffe, farmer


Archer Samuel, farmer, Wild park
Archer Charles, farmer, Wild park
Burton James, jun. farmer
Dethick George, miller (water)
Pedley Samuel, farmer
Webster & Hunt, thrashing machine proprietors
Webster Geo. farmr. & mechanical engnr
Webster Samuel, farmer
Webster Thomas, farmer, Mercaston hall
Webster William, farmer, Netherfield
Yates Hamlet, farmer, Wild park

Ravensdale Park.

Boam Joseph, farmer
Gadsby Wm. farmer & manure manfr
Holmes Charles, farmer, Hill Top farm
Holmes William, farmer
Rodgers William, farmer
Sherlock John, farmer
Slack James, farmer
Slack James, jun., farmer
Walker Thos. gamekpr. to Lord Scarsdale
Wallis George,, farmer
Yates William, farmer

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