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Shottle and Postern, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.300-301
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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SHOTTLE and POSTERN are hamlets, in the parish of Duffield, and form a township and extensive agricultural district, having a station on the Wirksworth branch of the Midland railway, 3 miles west from Belper and 5 north-west from Duffield, in the Mid division of the county, Appletree hundred, Belper union and petty sessional division, Belper and Ilkeston county court district, rural deanery of Duffield, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. Here is a small chapel erected by the Duke of Devonshire, and licensed in 1861, in which divine service is conducted on Sunday by the Rev. W. H. Turner M.A. vicar of Hazlewood. There is also a Baptist chapel. Shottle Hall is the residence of Ernest Laverton esq. The Duke of Devonshire K.G. is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil is clay; subsoil clay and sandstone. The chief crops are wheat, oats and barley and about two-thirds pasture. The acreage is 3,741 ; rateable value, £4,753; the population in 1881 was 449.

POST OFFICE, Cowers Lane.-Charles Richardson, receiver. Letters arrive through Derby at 5.10 a.m. ; dispatched at 7.35 p.m. Letters also through Belper, by foot post, arrive at 8 a.m. The nearest money order office is at Idridgehay & the telegraph office is at Shottle railway stn

WALL LETTER BOX, Shottlegate, cleared at 6.40 p.m. week days only

School, erected in 1715, for 50 children ; average attendance, 30: the schools endowed by Ralph Dowley, in 1745, with an income of £1 yearly, augmented by the Duke of Devonshire ; William Loose, master

Railway Station, Herbert Barber, station master


[Letters for names marked thus * should be addressed Derby, all others Belper.]
*Courtney John, Shottlegate
*Gallinger George, Beaconsfield villas
*Laverton Ernest, Shottle hall
*Valentine Mrs. Chestnut cot. Cowers la

Abell John, farmer, Lawn
Beardsley Isaac, farmer, Handley wood
*Clarke Charles, wheelwright
*Coates Thomas, farmer
*Cope Edwin, farmer, Shottlegate
Deaville Hannh. (Mrs.), frmr. New bldgs
Fletcher Mary Ann (Mrs.), farmer
*Flint Henry, wheelwright, Cowers la
Godber George, farmer
*Greatorex Jn. shpkpr. & bldr. Shottlegt
*Hickman William, Railway inn
*Hickman William, jun. railway contractor, Beaconsfield villas
Hodgkinson Richard & Sons, farmers
* Hodgkinson George, butcher, Shottlegt
Hodgkinson John, assistant overseer & collector of rates, Holly seat
*Hodgkinson Wm. butcher, Shottlegate
Jackson Eliza (Mrs.), farmr. Handley wd
Jebb James, farmer
*Lomas Robert, coal mer. Station yard
*Mason Lot, farmer
*Mason Lot, jun. farmer
Redfern Job, farmer, Handley
Redfern Samuel, farmer, The Lodge
*Richardson Charles, blacksmith, agricultural implement repairer, horse dealer & farmer, Post office, Cowers la Richardson Henry, farmer
Rowland Charles, boot maker
Sanders William, farmer
Slack Thomas, shopkeeper, Shottlegate
Smedley Eliza (Mrs.), farmer, Hill top
Smedley George, farmer, Handley
Smith John, farmer
Smith William Bolton, colliery agent & coal merchant, Station wharf & at Duffield & Belper
Spencer John, farm bailiff to Ernest Laverton esq
Spendlove George, farmer
Spendlove Isaac, farmer, Miln hay
Spendlove Thomas, farmer, Crow trees
Taylor Alfred, jun. farmer, The Lodge
Toplis Millicent (Mrs.), farmer
Travis Joseph, farmer
Walker Harriet (Mrs.), mason, Shottlegte
Waterfield George, farmer
Waterfield Charles Frederick, farmer
Wayne Thomas, Gate inn, Shottlegate
Wheatcroft N. & Son, coal merc. Station yd
Winson Robert, farmer
Wright George, farmer, Lammas


[Letters should bear the address-Derby. J Hill Edward, farmer
Holbrook Jn. miller (water), frmr. & baker
Travis Thomas, farmer, The Lodge
Watt Alexander, farmer
Wood George, farmer

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

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