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Snelston, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p.302
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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SNELSTON is a parish and village, on the river Dove, on the borders of Staffordshire, 2½ miles south-west from Ashborne, 1¼ south-west from Clifton station, 1½ north-east from Norbury station, both on the Churnet Valley section of the North Staffordshire railway, and 145 from London, in the Western division of the county, Appletree hundred, Ashborne petty sessional division, union and county court district, rural deanery of Ashborne, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The church of St. Peter, situated within the grounds of Snelston Park, is a building of stone covered with ivy, and was remodelled and rebuilt almost from the foundation about 1825, and now consists of chancel, nave of three bays, north aisle, western porch and a low embattled tower at the north-west angle, surmounted with four pinnacles, and containing a clock and 3 bells, dated respectively 1635, 1755 and 1668: the alterations of 1825 included the destruction of the nave arcade and the ceiling of the whole church with flat plaster roofs; the ancient font, an octagon of the Decorated period, c. 1300, was restored in 1884 during the incumbency of the late Rev. H. T. Ross D.D. rector: on the walls of the church are monuments to James Sadler (1800), Frances his wife (1797) and two children; and in the vestry is a marble tablet to Robert Docksey esq. (lord of the manor of Snelston), Frances his wife and two children (1699) : the church will seat 120 persons: in the churchyard is a magnificent old yew tree. The register dates from the year 1572. The living, formerly annexed to Norbury, is a rectory, average yearly value from tithe rent-charge £180, net income £198, including 43 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of Mrs. Ross, and held since 1887 by the Rev. Arthur Evans M.A, of Pembroke College, Oxford : the rectory is about half a mile from the church, on the Norbury road. The church library, bequeathed by the Rev. Simon Mills in the 18th century, is kept at the rectory. Charities : Robert Docksey, in 1704, left a yearly sum of £2 from Townsend Croft, to be given in coals, charged on land now held by John Harrison esq. ; Henry Bould conveyed to trustees land now producing about £22 yearly for the benefit of the industrious poor of Snelston ; this money is distributed in December and May. Snelston Hall, the seat of John Harrison esq, was erected in 1827 from designs by L. N. Cottingham esq. John Harrison esq. is lord of the manor and chief landowner, The soil is mixed ; subsoil, chiefly gravel and clay. The land is chiefly in pasture for dairy produce. The area is 2,178 acres of land and 19 of water; rateable value, £3,881; the population in 1881 was 319

Sexton, William Kirkland.

POST OFFICE,-John Yeoman, receiver. Letters through Ashborne arrive at 8.15 a.m. ; dispatched at 4.40 p.m. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Mayfield

National School (mixed), erected, with residence for mistress, in 1847, by John Harrison esq. & wholly supported by him, for 60 children; average attendance, 44 ; Miss Mary Ann Wilson, mistress

Evans Rev. Arthur M.A., Rectory
Harrison John, Snelston hall
Slatter Henry E

Allsop Jn. & Frank, farmrs, Mt. Pleasant
Blood Arthur, farmer, Headlow fields
Boden John, farmer & cattle dealer
Bull Charles Wigglesworth, farmer
Chatfield John, farmer, The Grange
Cook Laban, steward to Jn. Harrison esq
Coxon Edward, farmer
Coxon Thomas, Queen Adelaide P.H
Eaton Arthur, tailor
Frost Samuel, blacksmith & farmer
Harrison William, farmer
Hope George, farmer
Kendrick John, Snelston inn
Lygo George, wheelwright
Moult WillIam, farmer, School farm
Mycock Thomas, farmer
Nash George, shoe maker
Newbury Oliver, gamekeeper to John Harrison
Oakden William Shirwin, farmer, Brook farm
Prince Uriah, farmer, Ashton close
Ratcliffe John, cowkeeper
Roe Henry, farmer
Salt Henry, farmer, Thorney Hill farm
Shirlock Mary (Mrs.), farmer
Smith Thomas, shopkeeper
THORLEY WILLIAM, builder, contractor, surveyor, miller (water) & farmer, Side mills
Whiting Isaac, farmer, Overton farm
Wigley Daniel, cowkeeper
Wilson John, farmer, Windmill farm

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