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Shardlow with Great Wilne, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.297-298
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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SHARDLOW is a parish and head of a union, on the borders of Leicestershire, 1½ miles north from Castle Donington station, on the Trent and Melbourne branch, 2½ south-west from Draycott station on the Trent and Derby branch, 4½ east from Trent Junction on the main line of the Midland railway and 7 south-east-by-east from Derby, in the Southern division of the county, hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, Derby petty sessional division and county court district, rural deanery of Melbourne, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The Trent and Mersey canal runs through and joins the river Trent, about half a mile below the village, having on its banks and branches various coal and timber wharfs. Cavendish bridge, of three arches, over the Trent, erected in 1771 at a cost or £3,333, is about a quarter of a mile from this village. The church of St. James, erected in 1838, is a building of stone in the Early Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel and nave, north and south porches and an embattled western tower with pinnacles, containing a clock and 6 bells : the chancel windows and one each side of the nave are stained : there are 500 sittings. The register dates from the year 1839. The living is a rectory, average tithe rent-charge £52, gross yearly value about £300, including 87½ acres of glebe, in the gift of the representative8 of James Sutton esq. and held since 1851 by the Rev. John Eaton M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge. There is a Wesleyan chapel here, built in 1829, with 200 sittings. Here also is an extensive brewery and malthouses, worked by Messrs. Z. Smith and Co. Shardlow Hall, the seat of Edward Sutton esq. J.P. is a mansion of stone, erected in 1684. Shardlow House, the property of Edward Sutton esq. and now tenanted by Joseph Marshall, was erected in 1726, as appears by the quaint leaden water pipes bearing grotesque castings of birds and other animals. The principal landowners are the Rev. William Roby Burgin M.A. Edward Sutton esq. J.P. the Earl of Harrington and Edward Charles Shuttleworth Holden esq. J.P. of Aston Hall, who is lord of the manor. The soil is loamy ; subsoil, gravel. The chief crops are oats, wheat, barley and pasture land. The area is 1,100 acres ; rateable value, £4,334 ; the population in 1881, including Great Wilne, was 867, and 5 officers and 131 inmates at the workhouse.

GREAT OR FAR WILNE is a small village, through which the river Derwent passes and afterwards joins the Trent. Here is a Methodist New Connexion chapel.

Parish Clerk, Frederick Shardlow.

POST, M. O. & T. O., S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office.- Miss Catherine Roberts, postmistress. Letters received from Derby at 5.35 a.m.; dispatched at 7.45 p.m. WALL LETTER BOX, near the Aston road, cleared at 7.30 p.m.; sundays 5.35 p.m

Police Station, Thomas Moorcroft, constable in charge Parochial School, erected in 1843, for 100 boys & 100 girls & infants ; average attendance, 55 boys, girls & infants 45 ; Frederick John Timms, master; Miss Alice Williams, mistress

CARRIERS pass through to Derby from Castle Donington daily & Kegworth fridays

WATER CONVEYANCE.-Fellows & Co. canal carriers to all parts

Board day, monday, fortnightly, at the union, at 10 a.m The union comprises the following places :-
Alvaston, Arleston & Sinfin, Aston-on-Trent, Barrow-upon-Trent, Boulton, Bramcote (Notts), Breadsall, Breaston, Breedon-on-the-Hill (Leicester), Castle Donington (Leicester), Chaddesden, Chellaston, Chilwill with Attenborough (Notts), Dale Abbey, Derby Hills, Diseworth (Leicester), Draycott, Elvaston, Hemington (Leicester), Hopwell Isley Walton (Leicester), Kegworth (Leicester), Kingston-upon-Soar (Notts), Kirk Hallam, Langley Priory (Leicester), Little Eaton, Little Over, Lockington (Leicester), Long Eaton, Melbourne, Normanton, Ockbrook, Ormaston, Ratcliffe-upon-Soar (Notts), Risley, Sandiacre, Sawley with Wilsthorpe, Shardlow with Far or Great Wilne, Sinfin Moor, Spondon, Stanley, Stanton-by-Bridge, Stanton-by-Dale, Stapleford (Notts), Swarkeston, Toton (Notts), West Hallam & Weston-upon-Trent. The Rural Sanitary district comprises the whole or the above with the exception or Alvaston, Boulton & Long Eaton. The population of the union in 1881 was 44,673; rateable value in 1890, £309,419

Clerk to Guardians & Assessment Committee, James Wm. Newbold, Poor Law offices, Becket street, Derby

Assistant Clerk, Nicholas Twigge, Becket street, Derby Treasurer, William Turpie, Derby & Derbyshire Bank, Derby Relieving Officers-Castle Donington district, William Hobson, Castle Donington; Spondon district, James Simkiss, Borrowash

Inquiry Officers, W. Hobson, Castle Donington: I. Beck, Normanton road, Derby

Vaccination Officers, J. Simkiss, Borrowash; J. Campion, Melbourne; W. Hobson, Castle Donington ; W. Cotteman, Ockbrook.

Medical Officers & Public Vaccinators-Breadsall district, Edward Hoskins, Duffield ; Castle Donington district, Wm. John Butler L.R.C.P. Lond. Castle Donington; Kegworth district, George William Smith, Kegworth ; Melbourne district, William Melville Knipe, Melbourne; Normanton district, Wm. Henry Wright L.K.Q.C.P. Irel. Pear Tree road, Derby; Shardlow district, Charles Harwood M.D. Shardlow ; Spondon district, Thomas Charles Cade, Spondon; Stapleford district, Antony Bernard Chambers M.D., M.Ch. Long Eaton

Superintendent Registrar, Nicholas Twigge, District Register office, Shardlow

Registrar of Births & Deaths-Castle Donington sub-district, John Kilborn, Castle Donington ; Melbourne sub-district, John Campion, Melbourne; Shardlow sub-district, Charles Harwood M.D. Shardlow; Spondon sub-district, Thomas Charles Cade, Spondon ; Stapleford sub-district, W. J. Sketchley, Borrowash

Registrar of Marriages, Lawrence Stevenson, Castle Donington

Workhouse, a building of red brick, built in 1857, to hold 148 inmates, George Munro, master; Rev Robert Lacock Story (vicar of Lockington), chaplain; Charles Harwood M.D. medical officer; Mrs. Monro, matron

Meet at the Workhouse, Shardlow, on mondays fortnightly, at 12
Clerk, James William Newbold, Derby
Treasurer, Wm. Turpie, Derby & Derbyshire Bank, Derby
Medical Officer of Health, Charles Harwood M.A. Shardlow Inspector of Nuisances, Joseph Bullock, Melbourne & Henry Forman, Chellaston

Meet at the Poor Law offices, Derby, last Friday in month, at 2.30
Clerk, James William Newbold, Beckett Street, Derby
Attendance Officers, Castle Donington District, Wm. Hobson, Castle Donington ; Spondon district, Issiah Beck, 189 Normanton road, Derby



Burgin Rev. William Roby M.A
Cowlishaw Miss
Cowlishaw Miss, Field house
Eaton Rev. John M.A. [rector]
Harwood Charles M.D
Henshaw Thomas, Trent villa
Marshall Joseph, Shardlow house
Marshall Mrs
Moore Thomas Edwd. Cavendish bridge
Shardlow Aaron
Smith Zachary, Broughton house
Button Edward J.P. Shardlow hall
Wright Mrs. Grove house


Adams Louisa (Mrs.), Shakespeare inn
Adkin William, shopkeeper
Barker Alfred, New inn, & blacksmith
Cope Joseph, beer retailer
Cook Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Cowlishaw Wm. Joseph, coal merchant & assistant poor rate collector
Darbyshire Anne (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Darlington William, boot & shoe dealer
Dickinson Henry, fruit grower
Dowell Richard, shopkeeper & beer ret
Draper William, miller (wind)
Eyre Herbert, farmer
Harwood Charles M.D. Surgeon, & medical officer & public vaccinator Shardlow district, & medical officer to the workhouse & rural sanitary authority & registrar of births & deaths for Shardlow sub-district
Henshall George, rope maker
Henson Thomas, farmer
Herrod George, commercial traveller
Horsnall John, cowkeeper
Hough Jane (Mrs.), Rose & Crown P.H
Laycock Robert Charles Richard, corn, cake & seed merchant
Marshall Joseph, farmer
Moore Henry, butcher & farmer
Moore Thomas Edward, inland revenue officer, Cavendish bridge
Plackett George, butcher
Ratcliffe George, blacksmith
Richdale George, Navigation inn
Roberts William, builder
Scott John, saddler
Shardlow Ambrose, shopkeeper
Shardlow Frances (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Smith Z. & Co. ale & porter brewers & bottlers & malsters, Trent brewery
Stevens Edward John, agent to the North Staffordshire Railway Co
Stevenson Lawrence, provision dealer & deputy registrar of births & deaths & marriages, Castle Donington sub-dist
Taylor John, beer retailer
Wade George, farmer

Great Wilne.

Brown John, farmer
Cox Enoch, farmer
Eyre Joseph, farmer
Hallam James, farmer
Moore Henry, farmer

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