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Stanton by Bridge, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p.305
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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STANTON-BY-BRIDGE is a parish overlooking the Trent valley, 6 miles south-South-east from Derby and 2 north-west from Melbourne station on the Derby and Ashby-de-la-Zouch branch of the Midland railway, in the Southern division of the county, Repton and Gresley hundred, Repton petty sessional division, Shardlow union, Derby county court district, rural deanery of Melbourne, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. Works are now (1890) in progress here for obtaining a supply of water for Long Eaton, Melbourne and Castle Donington. The church of St. Michael is a building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch and a small turret on the western gable containing 3 bells of modern date ; the original church was erected in the 19th [sic] century, and rebuilt about 1275, when the Early English style was beginning to give way to the Decorated, the body of the church seeming to have been rebuilt some time later, the arcade of the aisle, with its windows, being of the Decorated period : at the east end of this aisle is a piscina : several fragments of incised slabs of the 12th century, a cross and a coped tombstone were discovered during a recent restoration : against the south chancel wall is an alabaster slab, with the incised figures of a man in plate armour and a lady, being the upper part of an altar tomb formerly in the nave ; it has a marginal inscription to William Sacheverell esq. ob. 5 September, 1558, and Mary (Lowe) his wife: against the same wall is found the alabaster monument, also with an incised figure, of Katherine, wife of Richard Francis esq. (1530): the chancel was restored in 1866: the font is an octagonal work of the 14th century : in the north-wall of the aisle, beneath a plain arch, is the stone effigy of an ecclesiastic, probably of the 14th century : the east and west windows are stained and there is a handsome reredos erected in 1879 by the Rev. Edward Wright Whittaker, in memory of his father, the late rector: there are 200 sittings. The register of baptisms dates from the year 1664 ; marriages, 1679; and burials, 1676: there is an old book of parish accounts, from 1690, containing two terriers of the rectory, 1698 and 1766, and a list of collections by Brief from 1690 to 1727, including the churches of Ilkeston and Wirksworth. The living is a rectory, annexed to that of Swarkestone, joint gross yearly value £530, derived from 321 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of Sir Vauncey Harpur Crewe bart. and held since 1888 by the Rev. Charles Henry Carlisle. Clarke's charity of £23 yearly is for apprenticing boys and for educational purposes. Sir Vauncey Harpur Crewe bart. D. L., J. P. of Calke, and Col. Sir Francis Burdett bart. J. P. of Foremark, are joint lords of the manor and principal landowners. The chief crops are wheat, barley and oats. The acreage is 1,160 ; rateable value, £1,986; the population in 1881 was 157.

Parish Clerk, William Girdleston.

POST OFFICE.-William Bird, receiver. Letters received through Derby, arrive at 6 a.m. ; dispatched at 7 p.m. ; sunday, arrive 6 a.m. ; dispatched, 7 p.m. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Melbourne

Church School (mixed), erected in 1862, for 60 children ; average attendance, 40 ; Miss Caroline Holoran, mistress

CARRIER.-Thomas Nicklinson, to Melbourne & Derby, daily, except. on thurs

Carlisle Rev. Charles Hy. The Rectory
Allen William, farmer
Bird George, farmer
Handley Thomas Benjamin, farmer
Higgins John, market gardener
Poyser Samuel, farmer
Roberts Sarah (Mrs.), farmer
Smith Thomas, blacksmith
Snow John, tailor
Taylor William, market gardener
Woodward William, farmer

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