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Stanton-in-the-Peak, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp. 305-306
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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STANTON-IN-THE-PEAK is a township and village, and was formed out of Youlgreave into a parish in 1876, 2 miles south-west from Rowsley station on the Manchester line of the Midland railway, 4 miles south-east from Bakewell and 8 miles from Matlock, in the Western division of the county, hundred of High Peak, Bakewell union, petty sessional division and county court district, rural deanery of Bakewell, archdeaconry of Derby and Southwell diocese. The water supply is derived from springs rising in the neighbouring gritstone hills. The church, erected in 1839 by the late William Pole Thornhill esq. is a cruciform building, consisting of chancel, nave, transept, south porch and a tower at the east end with spire and containing a clock and 6 bells, dated 1838 : in 1883 a memorial window was erected by Major McCreagh Thornhill to Emma, daughter of the late Henry Bache Thornhill esq. and wife of F. S. Hurlock esq. and to her son; there are also two other stained windows, and the church affords 150 sittings. The living is a vicarage, with the chapelry of Birchover annexed, in the gift of Mrs. McCreagh-Thornhill and endowed by the late William Pole Thornhill esq. to the yearly value of £250, gross income £272, with residence near Winster, and held since 1891 by the Rev. James Edwin Jagger M.A. of St. John's College, Cambridge. There are Reformed Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels here, and a small Reformed Wesleyan chapel at Stanton Lees. The cemetery here contains l½ acres. Stanton Hall, the seat of the Thornhill family, now occupied by Major McCreagh-Thornhill J.P. is a fine mansion, with several handsome terraces, and grounds are laid out with much taste ; the park contains about 130 acres, adorned with fine timber and stocked with deer: the carriage drive is 1¾ miles in length. Major McCreagh-Tbornhill is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil is light grit and sand; subsoil, stone beds. The land is principally in pasture. The area is 1,824 acres; rateable value, £3,210 ; the population in 1881 was 762 in the town ship and 818 in the parish.

STANTON HILL SIDE is part of Birchover Street ; and Pillough and Stanton Lees and Congreave hamlets are in this township. Letters through Bakewell arrive at 9.30 a.m. Rowsley is the nearest money order & telegraph office. WALL LETTER BOX cleared at 5.40 p.m.

Stanton Church of England School (mixed), erected in 1879 by the late Mrs. Thornhill Gell, for 150 children; average attendance, 96; George Sibson, master ; Mrs. Phoebe Sibson, mistress

McCreagh-Thornhill Major Michael J.P. Stanton hall
Jagger Rev. James Edwin M.A. Rowtor hall, Winster


Daniel Joseph, shoe maker
Doxey Thomas, blacksmith
Drabble Godfrey (Mrs.), farmer, Congreave
Evans Chas. bailiff to Major McCreagh-Thornhill
Fantem Richard, Farmer, Bower's hall
Fryer Henry, carpenter
Holmes, John, farmer, Congreave
Holmes Walter farmer, Stanton Lees
Prince John & Co. farmrs & stone mers
Prince Albert, Flying Childers PH
Prince Herbert, shopkeeper
Siddell Charles, stone mason & farmer
Siddell Charles jun, mason
Siddell George, shoe maker
Smith Samuel, farmer, Congreave
Stevenson John, farmer, Stanton Lees
Twyford Abraham, farmer & stone mer
Twyford Ann (Mrs), farmr. & stone mer
Webster George, head gamekeeper to Major McCreagh-Thornhill
Wright Isaac, farmer

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

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