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Swadlincote, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.311-312
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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SWADLINCOTE is the head of a petty sessional division, and a township and parish, formed in 1848, from Church Gresley, 6 miles south-east from Burton-upon-Trent, 190 from London, 4 north-west from Ashby-de-la-Zouch and 13 from Derby, having a station on the Burton and Ashby branch of the Midland railway, in the Southern division of the county, hundred of Repton and Gresley, union and county court district of Burton-upon-Trent, rural deanery of Repton, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. A Local Board of Health of nine members was formed in 1871. The parish is lighted with gas by a company formed in 1859, and supplied with water from works at Woodville, the property of the Burton Rural Sanitary Authority. Emmanuel church, built in 1848, is a modern edifice of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of apsidal chancel, nave, transepts and a western turret containing one bell ; in 1883 an organ and choir seats were added, at a cost of £230, raised by subscription; there are 410 sittings. The register dates from the year 1848. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £122, including 35 acres of glebe with residence, in the gift of the vicar of Church Gresley, and held since 1889 by the Rev, Edward Maxlow B.A. of Corpus Christi college, Cambridge. There are Wesleyan, Baptist and Free Methodist chapels here and a Primitive Methodist chapel at Woodville, built in 1889. The Town Hall, erected in 1861, and standing in a good position, is a commodious structure of brick and will hold 600 persons. A large market is held every Saturday night, principally for provisions. Dorothy Taylor left £10, the interest (10s.), to be distributed to the poor in bread ; Brunt's Trust, producing £6 6s. 8d. yearly, is given to the National School fund. Sir Robert Gresley bart. of Drakelow, is lord of the manor. The Granville Colliery Company are the principal landowners. Swadlincote is noted for the manufacture of sanitary earthenware, fire bricks, fire clay goods, also ironstone, cane and Rockingham ware. The area is 550 acres ; rateable value, £9,863; the population in 1881 was 2,214 in the township, and 2,982 in the parish.

At NEWHALL FIELD and GRANVILLE are collieries.

Sexton, George Spencer.

POST, M, O. & T. O., S. B. & Insurance & Annuity & Stamp Office.-Mrs. Edith Whitehall, postmistress. Letters from Burton-upon-Trent arrive at 5 a.m. & 4 p.m.; dispatched at 9.5a.m. & 1.50 p.m

COUNTY MAGISTRATES usually attending Swadlincote Petty Sessional Division :-
Cave-Browne-Cave Sir Mylles bart. D.L. Stretton hall, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, chairman

Ferrers Earl, Staunton Harold, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Loudoan Earl of, Willesley hall, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Barber John Lewis Pasteur esq. Stanton house, Burton-on-Trent
Levett-Prinsep Thomas esq. Croxall hall, near Lichfield
Milligan Lt.-Col. Charles, Cauldwell hall, Burton-on-Trent
Mowbray Major George Thomas, Grangewood house, Overseal, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Nadin Henry Guy esq. Stapenhill, Burton-on-Trent
Smith Hy. Etherington esq. Norris Hill ho. Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Wardle Henry esq. H.P. Highfield, Burton-on-Trent
Clerks to the Magistrates, Smith, Mammatt & Hale, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

Petty Sessions are held at the Town hall, Swadlincote, every 3rd tuesday in the month at 11 a.m. The petty sessional division comprises :-Appleby, Boundary, Chilcote, Measham, Oakthorpe & Donisthorpe, Stapenhill, Smisby, Stretton-en-le-Field, Walton & Willesley, Swadlincote, Hartshorne, Church Gresley, Castle Gresley, Linton, Lullington, Coton-in-the-Elms, Rosliston, Drakelow, Catton, Croxall, Stanton & Newhall & Cauldwell


Board Room, Town Hall.

Board day, 1st monday of month.

Wragg John Downing, chairman.

Aldridge Thomas
Godfrey John
Rowley James William
Haywood James Henry
Mason William
Eley Arthur
Stacey Thomas
Staley Robert

Clerk, William Alfred Musson, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Treasurer, James Lawford, Leicester
Medical Officer of Health, John Hamilton, Swadlincote
Surveyor & Inspector of Nuisances & Collector, Robert Cartwright

A School Board of 5 members was formed in 1879 ; Thomas Buckler, Church Gresley, clerk to the board ; R. J. Franklin, West street, Swadlincote, attendance officer

Board, erected in 1882 for 123 boys, 123 girls & 160 infants ; average attendance, 102 boys, 105 girls & 115 infants ; George Francis Johnson, master; Mrs. Isabella Johnson, mistress ; Miss Emma Eliza Lloyd, infants' mistress
National (mixed), for 210 children; average attendance, 170 ; John Joseph Wright, master

Railway Station, Samuel Morley, station master

[Those marked thus † should be addressed Woodville.]


Adams James, Market place
†Adcock Mrs. Woodville road
†Banks Nehemiah, Granville villa
Barrowcliffe Jn. Wm. Cliff ho. Hastings rd
Boardman Mrs. Wilmot road
Boffey William, Station street
†Bragge Geo. Stephenson, Woodville rd
Buckley Thomas, Gresley Wood house
Connon Rev. Jn. [Wesleyan], Hastings rd
Eley Alfred, Merton villa, Wilmot road
Eley Arthur, Weston house, Wilmot rd
Fitchett Mrs. Waterloo house
Goodman William
Hall Mrs. Linden house
Hamilton John, Beechhurst house
Henderson Rev. Hamilton [curate]
†Hosking Rev. Thos. [Wes.], Woodville rd
†King Henry William, Granville house
Lawson Edwd. K. L. Bank ho. Market sq
†Markham Charles George
Maxlow Rev. Edward B.A. Vicarage
Nicholls John, Bank house, High street
Price George, High street
Price John, Coppice side
Price John, jun. High street
Rowley Samuel Hunt, Hastings road
Russell Mrs. Hastings road
Sharpe Edmund
Sims Mrs. Wilmot road
Smith Henry, Ivanhoe vils. Bernard st
†Tooth Henry, Woodville road
†Webb Jacob, Woodville road
Wragg John Downing
Woodward Mrs. Highfields
Young Abraham


Adams Lucy (Mrs.), grocr. Coppice side
†Aldridge Thos. grocer, Woodville road
Arnold Hy. boot & shoe ma. Coppice side
Ault Wm. art pottery manfr. Midland rd
Austin Saml. ironmonger, Coppice side
Banks Wm. Hy. Cooper, grcr. Bernard st
Barrowcliffe John William, veterinary surgeon, Cliff house, Hastings road
Beard James, butcher, West street
Beard John, builder, High street
Beardmore Thos. beer retlr. Common sde
Bell Edwd. travelling draper,Midland rd
†Belton Thomas Daubeney, painter, Granville street
†Biddle Thomas, tailor, Woodville road
Bloor Hy. beer ret. & shopkpr. Hastings rd
†Bodell Thos. crate ma. Woodville road
Bond James, beer retailer, North street
Bottoms Jn. baker & flour dlr. Hastings rd
†Bragge George Stephenson, mining engineer, Woodville road
Brookes Arth. Hy. provisn. dlr. Church st
Buckley Henry, teacher of music, Cross st
Bucknall Thomas, butcher, Market st
†Bullen H. & E. grocers, Woodville road
Burton, Uttoxeter & Ashborne Union Bank Limited (E. K. L. Lawson, manager) (open 10 to 4; wed. 10 to 1), Market place ; draw on Robarts, Lubbock & Co. London E C
Burton Eliza (Mrs.), ladies' preparatory school, Hstings road
Burton Joseph Harvey, boys' school, Hastings road
Cholerton Joseph, draper, High street
†Collins Thos. shopkeeper, Frederick st
Collins Wm. shopkeeper, Coppice side
†Cook Arthur, painter, Woodville road
Cook Edwin, beer retlr. Lansdowne rd
†Cotterell Wm. (executors of), earthenware manufacturers, Woodville road
Coxon Wm. Wideshaft inn, Midway rd
Crane Clara (Miss), draper, West street
Dawes Mary (Mrs.), beer ret. Midland rd
Daws Thomas, beer retailer, Church st
Dickens Harry, boot ma. Coppice side
Dinnis L. & H. B. pawnbrokers, High st
Dixon Betsey Augusta (Mrs.), chemist & druggist, High street
Dowler William, builder, Church street
Eley Alfred, certificated manager for Ball & Boardsman's colliery, Merton villa, Wilmot road
Eley Arthur, commercial traveller, Weston house, Wilmot road
Eley George, grocer & wine & spirit merchant, Regent square
Exton Edward, outfitter, West street
Faulkner Alfred Cole, Granville Arms P.H. & butcher, Market street
Flint Henry, British Oak P.H. West st
Frankland Rd. John, printr. Coppice side
†Godfrey John, ironmonger, Woodville rd
Goodhead Ben. bakr. & flour dlr. Church st
Granville Colliery Co. Limited (John Stevens, sec)
Gregson Arthur, tailor, Midland road
Gregson Charles, tailor, Hastings road
Gretton Richard, baker, High street
†Grice John, shopkeeper, Granville st
Grice Joseph, fishmonger, Hill street
Hackett Jonathan B. baker, Burton rd
Hall & Boardman Limited, colliery proprietors, farmers & manufacturers of sewerage pipes, fire bricks, chimney tops &c. See advertisement
†Hall John, shopkeeper, Bernard street
Hamilton John, L.R.C.P. Edin. surgeon, medical officer to the local board & medical officer & public vaccinator, Gresley district, Burton-on-Trent union, Beechhurst house
Harrison William, grocer, Wide shaft
†Harvey James, saddler & harness maker, Woodville road
Harvey Robert, grocer & agent for W. & A. Gilbey, wine & spirit merchants, Midland road
Hatfield Jn. tailr. & herbalist, Coppice side
Haywood James Henry, saddler & harness maker, High street
Heafield Henry, shoe maker, High st
†Heape Robert, crate & hurdle maker, Woodville road
†Heathcote & Son, watch makers, Woodville road
Hogg Joseph, grocer, tea & provision dealer & tobacconist, Hill top
Holmes Richard, beer retailer, High st
†Hollingsworth Rowland, blacksmith, Woodville road
Illsley Eli John, grocer, Coppice side
Illsley John, pork butcher & shopkeeper, Coppice side
Isaac Charles John, grocer, Hastings rd
Jackson John, shopkeeper, Hastings rd
Jebb Abraham, crate ma. Newhall rd
Jones Walter, music seller, Regent sq
†Jones William, china dlr. Woodville rd
Lacey Ellen Elizabeth (Mrs.), milliner, High street
Lacey Walter, draper, High street
Laxton Geo. lamp & oil dlr. Coppice side
Lee Reuben, statnr. & printer, High st
Leicestershire Banking Co. (branch of) (John Haines Nicholls, manager),open 10 to 4 except wed. 10 to 1; draw on London & Westminster Bank Limited, London E C
Litherland Jn. Bradshw. tbcnst. Midlnd. rd
†Mackie Joseph, shopkpr. Granville st
†Mansfield Frederick, crate & hurdle maker, Burton road
†Martin Alf. Granville inn, Granville st
Martin John, beer retailer, Hastings rd
Massey Eli, confetnr. & haberdshr. High st
Massey George, butcher, Coppice side
Massey Thomas, New inn, Coppice side
Mead Harriet (Mrs.), beer retailer, West st
Mee Joseph, coffeehouse, Market street
Mellor William, hair dresser, Midland rd
NADIN THOMAS, ironstone, cane, color, buff & rockingham ware manufactr. Hartshorne pottery, Woodville
Needle Letitia (Mrs.), drug stores, Coppice side
Newhall Fields Colliery Co. Limited (John Garden, sec.), Midland road
Osborne Ernest, shopkeeper & beer retailer, Hastings road
Parker Joshua, beer retailer, Arthcote rd
†Parr Wm. beer retailer, Woodville rd
†Peace Thomas, joiner
Peach James, farmer
†Plummer Chas. shopkeeper, Bernard st
Plummer Hy. boot & shoe ma. High st
Poyser George, Bear P.H. West street
Poyser Wm. Sandlant, hair dressr. High st
Read Geo. Coombs & Son, millers (steam)
Richardson John Barrow, furniture dealer, Market street
Rowley Saml. Hunt, earthenware manufacturer, see Woodward James & Rowley. See advertisement
Rowley William, beer retlr. Midland rd
Sabine Arthur & Timothy, engineers, sanitary tube & brick machinery & pump manufacturers, Vulcan works
†Salisbury Geo. shopkpr. Granville st
†Salisbury Jn. seedsman, Woodville rd
Sharpe Brothers & Co. earthenware & sanitary ware manufacturers
Sharpe Edmund, farmer
Sills Geo. farmer, Granville Hall farm
Singer Manufacturing Co. (John Ward, agent), High street
Smedley Andrew, joiner, High street
†Smith Geo. beer retailer, Granville st
†Smith Richd. beer retailer, Woodville rd
Snow Saml. shopkeeper, Church street
Staley Robt. com. traveller, Newhall st
Staley Robert Cheshire, earthenware manufacturer, West street
Stevens Hy. Colbron, draper, Coppice side
Stirland Jn. Prince of Wales P.H. West st
Swadlincote Gas & Coke Co. Limited (R. Cartwright, sec)
Swadlincote Institute (John Price, hon. sec.), Station street
Taylor Charles Wilkins, watch maker, Coppice side
Taylor Wm. shopkeeper, North street
Tebbett William, plumber & glazier, Church street & Midland road
Thompson Eleanor (Mrs.), confectioner, High street
†Toft Charles, butcher, Granville street
†Tooth &Co. Bretby art pottery manufrs
Toplis William, grocer
Truman Jesse, boot & shoe mkr. West st
Tunnicliffe Fanny (Mrs.), grocr. West st
Turner Jsph. boot & shoe maker, West st
Turner Thos. plumber & glazier, High st
Venning Chas. carpenter, Coppice side
†Villiers Edward Albert, hair dresser, Woodville road
Walton George, Engine P.H. Market st
Walton Henry, shopkeeper, Hastings rd
Ward Wm. carpenter & joiner, Market st
Warren Stacey & Co. Iron founders & engineers; castings for brick & sanitary pipe works
†Waterfield John, bricklayer
Wheldon Chas. Nag's Head P.H. High st
Whitehall Edith (Mrs.),grocer,& post of
Whittaker Jn. haberdasher, Hastings rd
Wileman Jn. Foresters' Arms P.H. High st
†Wileman Michael, butcher, Woodville rd
Wilkinson Wm. greengrocer, Market st
Wilkinson Wm. jun. beer ret. Midland rd
Williams Enoch, grocer, Coppice side
Williscroft Thomas, boot & shoe maker, Coppice side
†Wood George, shopkeeper, Bernard st
†Wood Thomas, draper, Woodville road
Wood William, grocer, Lansdowne rd
Woodward James & Rowley, manufacturers of sanitary earthenware &c. ; sole makers of the Patent "Wash Out Closet." See advertisement
Woodward George, Stanhope Arms P.H. High street
Woodward Jas. manufr. of salt glazed drain pipes, terracotta chimney pots, fire bricks, lamps, tiles, fire clay goods, crucible & cement clays &c
WRAGG THOMAS & SONS, manufacturers of fire bricks, STONEWARE PIPES, all kinds of enamelled & salt glazed sinks, makers of pipes with "HASSALLS " PATINT WATER-TIGHT JOINT, GORDON'S PATENT SYPHONS ; & at Loxley, near Sheffield
Wykes Thomas Joseph, mining engineer, The Limes
Young John, ironmonger, High street

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