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Scropton, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.296-297
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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SCROPTON is a parish, comprising the township of SCROPTON and FOSTON, and is partly in the county of Stafford, on the river Dove, 6 miles north-west from Burton, 7 east from Uttoxeter, 8 north-west from Lichfield, 11½ west-south-west from Derby and 2 west from Tutbury station on the North Staffordshire railway, in the Western division of the county, hundreds of Appletree and North Offlow, Appletree petty sessional division, Burton-upon-Trent union and county court district. The Foston brook, flowing through the township, forms a lake in Foston park. The church of St. Paul, rebuilt in 1856, is a building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel with aisle, nave, south porch and a western tower with spire containing a clock and 3 bells: there are 275 sittings. The register dates from the year 1681. The living is a donative, average tithe rent-charge £10, gross yearly value £97, including 16 acres of glebe, in the gift of Adm. Sir A. Cumming K.C.D. of Spring Grove, Bishopstoke, and held since 1885 by the Rev. John Standbridge. Here are a few unimportant charities. Wall's charity, amounting to about £5 yearly, is given to the poor of the parish in bread and gowns on St. Thomas' day in each year. In 1885 Miss Elizabeth Eld bequeathed the sum of £300 to the vicar and churchwardens for the time being to be invested in £3 per cent. Consols, and to be laid out by them in purchasing clothes and coals to be distributed annually at Christmas amongst 12 or more of the oldest poor men and women of the parish of Scropton. The parish feast is on the nearest Sunday to St. Paul's day. The soil is a light loam; subsoil, gravel. The chief crops are wheat, barley, clover, mangolds and turnips. The area is 2,841 acres in Derbyshire and 142 in Staffordshire ; rateable value, £8,098; 105 acres in Scropton pay poor rates to Hatton. The population in 1881 was, in Staffordshire 98 and in Derbyshire, 524. FOSTON is 1½ miles north from Scropton. Foston Hall, the property of Admiral Sir Arthur Cumming K.C.B., F.R.A.S. lord of the manor and principal landowner, is pleasantly situated here, it is now occupied by the Hon. George H Allsopp M.A., M.P., D.L., J.P.

Parish Clerk, Thomas Tipper

POST, M. O. & T. O., S. B. & Insurance & Annuity Office Foston.-John Hollis, postmaster. Letters through the Derby office, arrive 5.50; dispatched 7.30; also sunday 7.30 p.m

WALL LETTER BOX, cleared 6 p.m. summer; 5 p. m. winter ; not sundays

A School Board of 5 members was formed in 1872 ; G. C. Lucas, Hilton, clerk to the board & attendance officer

Board School, erected in 1856, for 60 boys & girls & 30 infants ; average attendance, 47 boys & girls & 24 infants, David Wilson, master; Mrs. Mary Wilson, mistress


Strutt Alfred

Adams Daniel, farmer
Allen David, farmer
Archer John, farmer
Archer William, Foresters' Arms P.H. & farmer
Bakewell George, farmer
Blunt Henry William, farmer
Bowen George, cowkeeper
Brooks George, boot & shoe maker
Dearle Thomas R. farmer
Johnson James, farmer
Lockhart James, shopkeeper
Prince John, farmer
Shipton John, farmer
Shipton Robert, farmer
Sutton Joseph, farmer
Tipper James, farmer
Tipper Thomas, cowkeeper & parish clrk
Wild Harriet (Mrs.), farmer
Wilson David, schoolmaster
Wright James, farmer


Allsopp Hon. George Higginson M.P. M.A., D.L., J.P. Foston hall; & 27 Aldford street, Park lane w & Carlton & Junior Carlton clubs sw & Turf club w London
Fort Richard, The Cottage
Standbridge Rev. John [vicar]
Tytler Fraser, The Firs

Allsop Wm. (Mrs.), wheelwright & farmr
Bentley Thomas, farmer
Billinge William, cowkeeper
Hollis John, blacksmith, Post office
Jackson Thomas, farmer, Heath top
Johnson Frederick, farmer
Orme Thomas, farmer
Prince John, farmer
Shipton Sarah Ellen (Mrs.), farmer
Strickland Mary (Mrs.), farmer
Sutton Richard, farmer
Teat Charles, miller (water)

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