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Twyford-with-Stenson, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.321-322
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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TWYFORD-with-STENSON form a joint township, chapelry and parish, in the Southern division or the county, in the hundred of Appletree, union of Burton-upon-Trent, petty sessional division and county court district of Derby, rural deanery or Melbourne, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell.

TWYFORD, on the north bank of the Trent, across which there is a ferry to Repton, is 131½ miles from London, 5½ south-south-west from Derby and 2 east from Repton and Willington station on the Derby, Burton and Birmingham section of the Midland railway. The church of St. Andrew is an edifice of brick and stone of Norman origin, and consists of chancel, nave and an embattled western tower with short spire containing 3 bells: a Norman arch separates the chancel, which is of the same period, from the body of the church, plainly built of brick : on the north wall of the chancel is a stone with a Latin inscription very much defaced, to Richard Harpur (1658), and inclosing in the centre an incised brass to Anne, his wife (1688) ; here is also a fine alabaster monument splendidly carved and surmounted by a shield of arms, and supposed to commemorate some member of the Vernon family; the inscription is said to have been wilfully destroyed about 30 years ago by a gentleman who obtained permission to visit the church: on the south side of the chancel is an elaborately carved marble slab with an inscribed brass to Samuel Bristowe esq. (1761) and Mary, his wife (1791) with other memorials to William Bristowe (1597) and Annie his wife ;Thomas Bristowe, their son (1619) ; and Sarah Bristowe, wife to James Huthwaite, gentleman (1800) : there are 175 sittings. The churchyard contains some ancient gravestones with inscribed brasses, including one to Simon Bristowe, a combatant in the Civil War (1699), and his two wives, besides others of the same family. The register dates from the year 1657, but the earlier portion is illegible and in bad condition. The living is a vicarage consolidated with Barrow-upon-Trent, average tithe rent-charge £21, with 40 acres of glebe value £75 and residence here, in the gift of Mrs. Wilson, of KenIey, Surrey, and held since 1886 by the Rev. William Alfred Shilcock B.A. of Christ's College, Cambridge. Sir Vauncey Harpur Crewe bart. of Calke, who is lord of the manor, is the principal landowner. The soil is gravelly and loam; subsoil, mixed. The chief crops are oats, wheat, barley, and a good portion or pasture land. The area is 1,800 acres ; rateable value, £6,715; the population in 1881 was 219.

Stenson is a hamlet, 4½ miles south-south-west from Derby. The Midland railway and the Grand Trunk canal pass near the village. The Wesleyans have a small chapel here.

Parish Clerk, George Holmes.

Letters through Derby arrive at 9 a.m. The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Repton. WALL LETTER Box, Findern, cleared at 5 p.m

Endowed School (mixed), erected in 1842 by voluntary subscription, at a cost of £125, on a site given by the late Sir George Crewe hart. & endowed with £15 yearly from the Twyford & Stenson Charity; the school will hold 50 children; average attendance, 26 ; Miss Mary Hind, mist

Shilcock Rev. Wm. Alfred B.A. Vicarage
Cox John, blacksmith
Hinds Joseph, farmer
Holmes George, market gardener
Poyser James, farmer
Smith Jsph. (Mrs.), farmer, Twyford hall
Summerfield John, farmer
Woodward James, farmer

Cowles William, farmer
Kidd John, farmer
Tomlinson, Arthur, farmer, Stenson ho

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