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Sudbury, Derbyshire
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From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.309-310
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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SUDBURY is a parish and village on the road from Derby to Uttoxeter, with station on the North Staffordshire railway, about a mile from the village, 131½ miles from London, 13 west from Derby, 5 west from Uttoxeter, 10 north-east from Burton, in the Western division of the county, hundred of Appletree and petty sessional division of Sudbury, union and county court district of Uttoxeter, rural deanery of Longford, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. There was a church here at the Domesday survey. The church of All Saints is a building of stone in the Later Perpendicular style, incorporating some Norman and Early English details; it consists of chancel, nave of four bays, aisles, south porch, north chapel, and an embattled western tower with pinnacles, containing 6 bells, dating from 1598 to 1886, when the last bell was added and the old bells rehung at a cost of £250: there is a very fine monument to the builder of the Hall, dated 1622 : in 1850 a memorial window was placed in the chancel by Her Majesty the Queen and the Prince Consort to George Edward Anson esq. C.B. many years keeper of the privy purse to her Majesty, and a native of Sudbury, d. 8 Oct, 1849 : there is another erected in 1878 to the Rev. Frederick Anson, canon of Windsor and rector of Sudbury, d. 9 Sept. 1885 : the restoration of the church, begun in 1873, was carried out chiefly at the expense of the late Lord Vernon : a beautiful reredos of alabaster, with oak casing, and a central panel of "The Crucifixion," in high relief and three stained windows were erected in 1885, as a memorial to Augustus Henry, 6th Baron Vernon, d. 1 May, 1883 : the oldest monuments are the recumbent effigies of two females, probably of the 13th century, their wimpled heads resting on diamond shaped pillows, and holding hearts in their hands ; these presumably represent ladies of the Montgomery family, held estates here and from whom by marriage they passed to the Vernons : there are also numerous monuments to the Vernon family including one of marble, to John Vernon and his Wife Mary, dated 1600 ; the effigy of knight is in plate armour with a small ruff round his neck, and lies beneath an arch ; below, on a projecting altar tomb, rests the effigy of his wife, who by her prudence and care redeemed the family estates, which had become involved : at the east end of the north aisle is a chapel erected by the late Lord Vernon, to which most of the monuments of his family and the Montgomery effigies have been removed : there are 350 sittings. The register of baptisms and burials dates from the year 1673, and of marriages from 1674. The living is a rectory, average tithe rent-charge £485, with 134 acres of glebe, value £250, net income, £487, with residence, in the gift of Lord Vernon, and held since 1877 by the Rev. Thomas Henry Freer M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge, prebendary of Southwell, examining chaplain to the Bishop of Lichfield, and proctor in Convocation. There is a library of 300 volumes and a reading room, chiefly supported by Lord Vernon. Adelaide, the late Queen Dowager, resided here from August 1840 to 1843. The Independent Order of Oddfellows has a lodge here ; meetings are held at the Vernon Arms. The charities, amounting to £42 yearly, were founded by G. Vernon and -Harstaffe, in or about 1642 and 1670 ; there are also gifts bequeathed by the Most Rev. Edward Vernon Harcourt D.D. (a native of Sudbury, archbishop of York and a former rector), Edward Johnson and John Williams. Sudbury Hall, the seat of Lord Vernon J.P. lord of the manor, is a fine mansion in the Elizabethan style, with a magnificent gallery 145 feet long, containing a valuable library; the mansion underwent extensive alterations and repairs in 1876 : the adjacent park contains about 600 acres, and is well stocked with deer : from the south-west terrace, overlooking a lake, a superb view is obtained across the valley of the Dove to Needwood Forest. Here is the head quarters of the Meynell Hunt; Hamar A. Bass esq. M.P. of Byrkley Lodge, is the master : the kennels and stables, large and commodious buildings, are situated about a mile from the Hall in the Ashbourne road: the pack hunts four days a week, and Derby, Uttoxeter and Burton-on-Trent are convenient quarters for visitors. Lord Vernon is the sole landowner. The soil is a light loam; subsoil, gravel. It is chiefly rich dairy pastoral land, with small crops of wheat, barley and turnips. The number of acres is 3,546; rateable value, £6,675; the population in 1881 was 522.

ASTON, 1½ miles east, Hill Somersal, 2½ miles north-west, Oaks Green, 1 mile north-west, and Potter Somersal, 2½ miles north-north-west, are places here.

Parish Clerk, Joseph Hitch.

COUNTY MAGISTRATES for Sudbury Petty Sessional Division
Waterpark Lord D.L. East lodge, Doveridge, Derby, chairman
Vernon Lord, Sudbury hall, Derby
Clowes Samuel William esq. D.L. Norbury hall, Ashbourne
Cumming Henry Jack esq. Derby
Kempson Thomas P. esq. Coton hall, Hanbury
Lyon Walter John esq. The Mill, Tutbury, Burton-on-Trent
Peach George William Esq. Langley hall, Derby
Spurrier Henry Esq. Marston-on-Dove
Clerk to the Magistrates, A. A. Flint, Uttoxeter
Petty Sessions are held at the Vernon Arms the last monday in every month, at 11 a.m. The following places are included in the petty sessional division :-Alkmanton, Barton mount, Boyleston, Cubley, Church Broughton, Doveridge, Scropton, Foston, Hargate Manor, Hatton, Hilton, Hoon, Hungry Bentley, Marston-on-Dove, Somersal Herbert, Sudbury, Sutton-on-the-Hill, Norbury, Roston, Marston Montgomery

POST, M.O.O. & T.O., S.B. & Annuity & Insurance Office. -Mrs. Sarah Brentnall, postmistress. Letters arrive from Derby 5.50 a.m. & 5 p.m. ; dispatched at 7.15 p.m.
WALL Box, Derby road, cleared daily 7.15 p.m

Lord Vernon's Church Schools, built in 1832, & enlarged in 1888, for 100 boys, 150 girls & infants; average attendance, 64 boys & 75 girls & infants ; Charles Howard, master ; Mrs. Sarah Ann Proverbs, mistress
Railway Station, John Ford, station master.

CARRIERS to & from Derby & Uttoxeter pass through every wed. & sat

Vernon Lord J.P. Sudbury hall; & 38 Hill st. Berkeley sq. W & Travellers' club S W & Turf club W London
Bott Francis William, Somersall house
Bousfield Rev. Stephen M.A. (curate)
Fawkes Algernon, Oak cottage
Freer Rev. Canon Thos. Hy. M.A. Rectory
Livesay William M.D
Peacock Frederick William, Vernon's Oak

Allen Enoch, commission agent
Allen Joseph, tailor
Allen Wm. Hater, farmer, Hill Somersal
BAKEWELL WILLIAM & SON, grocers, tea dealers & provision merchants & insurance agents, The Stores
Bates Tom C. (Manager, Sudbury Dairy Co. Limited), Dairy factory
Bott Francis Wm farmer, Somersal ho
Bottrell John, gardener to Lord Vernon
Brentnall Sarah (Mrs.), Post office
Coxon Theodosius, clerk of the works to Lord Vernon
Eyre Thomas, farmer, Dale Brook
Fawkes Algernon, estate agt. to Ld. Vernon
Faulkner Joseph, wheelwright, Potter Somersal
Hall Thomas & Son, farmers, Harehill
Hellaby George, farmer, Maskley
Howard Charles, schoolmaster ; & sec. to Independent Order of Oddfellows
Jackson Edward, farmer, Harehill
Jackson Job, Boar's Head P.H
Jeffrey William, farmer, Hill Somersal
Lane John, shoe maker
Lawley Frederick Hugo, farmer, Aston
Lawley Hugo, farmer, Aston
Lawley John farmer, Parkside
Leedham Charles, huntsman to the Meynell Hunt
Ling Mary Ann (Mrs.), farmer
Livesay William M.D., C.M. surgeon
Loyal Lord Vernon Lodge Independent Order or Oddfellows (Chas. Howard, sec.), Vernon Arms inn
Massey George, blacksmith
Meakin Charles, farmer, surveyor of roads, registrar of births & deaths for Uttoxeter sub-dist. & oversr of the poor
Myners Charles, farmer & butcher
O'Neil William, tailor
Peacock Frederick William, farmer
Riley Edwin, joiner, Aston heath
Sexton James, stud groom to the Meynell Hunt
Sherwin Edward, Vernon Arms P.B. posting house & farmer
Statham George Augustus M.R.C.V.S.L. farmer & veterinary surgeon
Stretton Thomas, farmer, Leathersley
Sudbury Institute & Reading Room (Rev. S. Bousfield B.A. sec)
Sudbury Dairy Co. Limited (Tom C. Bates, manager), Dairy factory. See advertisement
Townsend John, farmer, Windy bank
Townsend Wm. farmer, Somersal heath
Weston Thomas, farmer, Twelve acres

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