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Swanwick, Derbyshire
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From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - p.313
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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SWANWICK is a hamlet and ecclesiastical district, in the parish of Alfreton, 1½ miles south from Alfreton and about a mile north from Butterley station on the Ambergate, Mansfield and Southwell branch of the Midland railway. Swanwick was constituted a consolidated chapelry by Order in Council, 22 Nov. 1861, and is in the Midland division of the county, Scarsdale hundred, Belper union, Alfreton petty sessional division and county court district, rural deanery of Alfreton, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The church of St. Andrew, erected in 1860, at a cost of about £3,000, is a building of stone in the Geometrical Decorated style, and consists of chancel, nave of five bays, aisles, north porch and a turret over the western gable containing one bell: the chancel is fitted with oak stalls and the west window is stained: under the chancel is a spacious parish room: in 1889 an oak pulpit, reading desk and lectern were set up at a cost of about £100 : there are 450 sittings, of which 300 are free. The register dates from the year 1861. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £153, with residence, in the gift of trustees, and held since 1890 by the Rev. Stanley Augustus Pelly B.A. of Trinity College, Dublin. Here are Baptist, Primitive Methodist and Free Methodist chapels. In the neighbourhood are extensive collieries, the property of Charles Rowland Palmer-Morewood esq, J.P. Swanwick Hall, a little south-east of the village, is a brick mansion, situate in a small park, the seat of Christopher Wood esq.: there are also the Grange, a stone mansion, the seat of George Cressy Hall esq. J.P. situate in a park, and The Hayes, a stone mansion, the seat of Fitz-Herbert Wright esq. D.L., J.P. A considerable part of the district of Sleet Moor is in this parish. The principal landowners are C. R. Palmer-Morewood esq. J.P. of Alfreton, Christopher Wood esq. George Cressy Hall esq. J.P. and Lieut.-Col. Fitz-Herbert Wright J.P., D.L. of Alfreton. The soil and subsoil are various. The chief crops are wheat, oats, barley and much land is in pasture. The area is 963 acres ; rateable value included with Alfreton ; and the population in 1881 was 1,747.

Parish Clerk and Sexton, Nehemiah Spencer.

POST, M. O. & T. O., S. H. & Annuity & Insurance Office.- James Gabbitas, postmaster.

Letters arrive from Alfreton at 6.45 a.m. & 3.15 p.m.; dispatched 9.50 a.m. & 6..15 p.m.; no sunday delivery National Schools, opened in 1888, for 192 boys, 189 girls & 200 infants; average attendance, 146 boys, 115 girls & 147 infants; Frederick George Clarke, master; Miss Alice Hardy, girls' mistress; Miss Ella Keary, infants' mistress

CARRIER.-George Gadsby, to Nottingham, wed. & sat. & Derby, fri

Elliott Alfred, Prospect house
Elliott Charles Herbert, Rose cottage
Hall George Cressy J.P. The Grange
Hancock John, Delves
Haslam Misses
Hatchett Thomas William
Pelly Rev. Stanley Augustus B.A. The Vicarage
Wood Christopher, Swanwick hall
Wright Fitz-Herbert D.L., J.P. The Hayes

Allen Walter, Steam Packet P.H
Andrews James, farmer
Ball Askew, beer retailer, Sleet moor
Berresford William, boot & shoe maker
Birch Philip, joiner
Booth Job, beer retailer
Bowler Joel, collector to Alfreton local board
Bradley John, shopkeeper
Cooper Edwin, shopkeeper
Dakin John, shopkeeper, Swanwick la
Elliott A. & C. manufacturing hosiers (wholesale)
Elliott Marshall, beer retailer
Elliott Stephen, manufacturing hosier (retail)
Gabbitas James, chemist & grocer, Post office
Gadsby George, carrier &c
Gadsby Phoobe Eliza (Mrs.),grcr. & frmr
Gibson Elijah, grocer & beer retailer
Graney James, baker
Hall Frederick, farmer, Hill top
Hall William, carman
Haslam William Coates, miller (steam)
Hool William, butcher
Hopkinson Geo. farmer, Grange farm
Hunt Mary Ann (Mrs.), farmer, The Fields
Jackson John, Cross Keys P.H
Key John, farmer
Leivers Daniel, shopkeeper
Limb George, farmer
Mann James, pork butcher
Osborne Christr. grocer & beer retailer
Pidcock Charles, shopkeeper
Pynegar William, confectioner
Plumb Noah, beer retailer
Radford Wm. Milner, grocer & butcher
Ripley Industrial Co-operative Society Limited (branch) (Crispianus Cotton, manager)
Shacklock Joseph, shopkeeper
Simpson John Henry, registrar of births, deaths & marriages for Alfreton sub- district
Sims John, farmer, Delves farm
Steemson Robt. beer retailer & builder
Straw Walter, tailor & draper
Swanwick Floral & Horticultural Society (Matthew Booth, sec)
Taylor Stphn. picture frame maker &c
Topham William, boot & shoe maker
Walker Brooke Wm. shopkpr. & farmr
Walters Geo. framewrk. knittr.& hair cut

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