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Ridgeway (by Eckington), Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p.290
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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RIDGEWAY is an ecclesiastical parish, formed in 1844 from the civil parish of Eckington, 2½ miles north-west from Eckington station on the Midland and Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire railways, and 7 north from Chesterfield, in the North-Eastern division of the county, hundred of Scarsdale, Chesterfield union and county court district, Eckington petty sessional division, rural deanery of Staveley, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The church of St. John, erected in 1840, at a cost of £2,000, is a building of stone in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, porch and an embattled western tower with four pinnacles containing one bell: the east window is stained: the church was restored in 1868 at a cost of over £2,000, and further restorations and additions were made in 1883 at a cost of £1,000 : there are 650 sittings. The register dates from about the year 1843. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £300, paid out of the tithes of the mother parish, with residence, in the gift of the rector of Eckington, and held since 1868 by the Rev. Mark Gamwell Hubback M.A. of University College, Durham. Here is a Wesleyan chapel, built in 1848. The principal landowners are the Rev. Edmund Hiley Bucknall-Estcourt M.A. rector of Eckington, and Sir George Reresby Sitwell bart. of Renishaw Hall. The soil is various, hardly two fields alike; subsoil, same. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats, hay, turnips and potatoes. Scythes, table-knife blades and sickles are made here. The area is 2,625 acres ; population in 1881 was 2,188.

POST OFFICE.-John Nicholson, sub-postmaster. Letters through Chesterfield arrive at 8.30 a.m. ; dlspatched at 4.45 p.m. The nearest money order & telegraph office at Eckington. Postal orders are issued here, but not paid

WALL LETTER Box cleared at 4.30 p.m. ; no collection on sundays.

Police Station, Joseph Jowett, resident constable

Board School (mixed), erected in 1873, for 200 boys & girls & 160 infants ; average attendance, 120 boys & girls 50 infants. William Berrill, master, Miss Lucy Smith, infants' mistress

CARRIERS TO SHEFFIELD.-Jonathan Marsh, tues. thurs. & sat. returning same days ; John Nicholson, tues. thurs. & sat. returning same days.

Broomhead Misses
Goodall William, Oak house
Hubback Rev. Mark Gamwell M.A. Vicarage
Hutton John Jermyn, Newlands
Hutton Mrs. The Lawn
Morton William, Charnock hall
Sayles Mrs. Rose cottage, High lane

Atkin Samuel, grocer
Bell Jarvis, Queen's Head P.H
Belfit Fred, farmer
Bolsover Bros. wheelwrights, High la
Bolsover Thomas & Sons, sickle manufacturers, High lane
Bolsover Chas. Edwn. grocer, High lane
Carnall Henry, farmer, High lane
Drury Jas. Old Harrow P.H. White lane
Dunston William, farmer, Geer lane
Fiddler Frederick, butcher
Fidler James, stone mason, High lane
Fidler Margaret (Mrs.), farmer
Fisher Jas. scythe mfr. & frmr. Burley hey
Fox William & Sons, sickle reaping hook manufacturers
Fox Emma J. (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Fox George, draper
Fox Lewin Fussell, butcher
Goodliffe Charles, boot & shoe maker & shopkeeper, High lane
Green George, farmer, Ford
Green Herbert, draper
Hartley John Joseph, Phoenix inn
Haslam John & Sons, sickle manufrs
Haslam Arth. farmer, Camm Ho. farm
Havenhand Sam, beer retailer, High la
Haywood Jarvis, farmer, Geer lane
Helliwell Henry, farmer
Hutton & Co. scythe, sickle & hook manufacturers, High lane
Hutton John Jermyn, farmer, Newlands
Kirkby Thomas, farmer, High lane
Lemons William, farmer, Carter Hole la
Lucas Jn. Wm. farmer, Church farm
Marsh John, farmer, High lane
Marsh Jonathan, farmer & carrier
Marsh Samuel, farmer, Carter hill
Moorcroft Angus, shopkeeper
Moore Frederick, farmer, The Ford
Morton William, farmer, Charnock hall
Nicholson John, shopkeeper & carrier, Post office
Rhodes John, farmer, White lane
Rodgers Lacy, shopkeeper
Rodgers Mary (Mrs.), White Swan
Rodgers Thomas Hattersley, blacksmith & edge tool manufacturer
Savage Joseph, boot maker
Staniforth John, farmer, Litfield farm
Sykes Joseph, architect
Vardy Andrew, colliery propr. High lane
Wall Hy. David, table knife blade forgr
Wall Joseph, Bridge inn
Wall William, shopkeeper & farmer
Wall William, jun. farmer
Walton Thos. market gardener, High la
Watmough John, farmer, Carter lodge
Whittaker John, tailor

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