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Whittington, Derbyshire
19th Century Derbyshire Directory Transcripts
From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.234-236
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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The Revolution House,
Whittington, from "The
Gentleman's Magazine

WHITTINGTON is a compact village and station on the Midland railway, and with NEW WHITTINGTON, WHITTINGTON MOOR and SHEEPBRIDGE forms an extensive parish; it is on the river Rother, 9½ miles south-east from Sheffield, 2½ north from Chesterfield station and 159 from London, in the North Eastern division of the county, Scarsdale hundred, Chesterfield union, petty sessional division and county court district, rural deanery of Dronfield, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The Local Government Act, 1858, was adopted by the parish 11 Oct. 1861, and the local board consists of nine members. The village is supplied with water from works situated at Linacre Wood, the property of the Chesterfield Water Works and Gas Light Co. The church of St. Bartholomew, erected in 1863, near the site of the old church, pulled down in 1863, is an edifice of stone, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave of four bays, aisles, south porch and a western tower, with spire, containing 4 bells : affixed to the west wall of the church is a monument of black marble to the antiquary, Dr. Pegge, for 45 years rector of this parish (1751-96), who died February 14th, 1796, in his 92nd year and was buried under the chancel of the old church, the font belonging to which is octagonal, and has an escalloped moulding round the upper margin : a reredos was erected in 1887 by the parishioners in memory of Miss Catherine Aldam, of Whittington Grange : there are 610 sittings, all except 37 being free. The register dates from the year 1620. The living is a rectory, average tithe rent-charge £226, net yearly value £240, including 32 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Southwell, and held since 1891 by the Rev. George Owen Holt. Population in 1881 was 5,387. There is an iron Mission church at Broomhill Park, in connection with St. Bartholomew's, and a brick Mission church at New Whittington. There is a Wesleyan chapel at Old Whittington, & Primitive Methodist chapel at Old Whittington, built in 1865, with sittings for 160 ; one at Whittington Moor, and a Free Methodist chapel at Whittington Moor. Charities producing £20 yearly are distributed in money and kind. In this village still stands the tiny stone cottage known as the "Revolution House," being the place where, in 1688, William, 4th Earl and 1st Duke of Devonshire K.G. ; Sir Thomas (Osborne), 1st Earl of Danby, and afterwards Duke of Leeds, and John D'Arcy esq. met and planned the rising which resulted in the overthrow of King James II. It was then a well-furnished country inn, with the swinging sign of " The Cock and Pynot," and had a brewhouse, producing the famous Derbyshire ale, and stables, making it a frequent house of call for the people of the country side as well as to pack-horse travellers and merchants. In 1788, the centenary of the Revolution, there were great rejoicings here, and an assemblage of nobility, gentry and yeomen went in procession to the cottage and viewed the historic "plotting parlour " and the chair, now preserved at Hardwick Hall, in which the duke presided over the memorable conference alluded to. The cottage, at present unoccupied, was formerly the property, of the Cavendish family, but now belongs to Mr. Mansfeldt Mills, of Tapton, the right being reserved to the Duke of Devonshire, in the event of its demolition, to erect a suitable memorial in its place. W. Parker esq. J.P. is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The area is 1,581 acres : rateable value, £15,710 ; the population of the whole parish in 1871 was 5,578 and in 1881 was 7,271.

POST & M. O. O., S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office, Old Whittington,-William Vickers, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Chesterfield at 7 a.m. ; dispatched at 6.15 p.m. The nearest telegraph office is at Whittington Moor


Meetings held at the Board room, Old Whittington, first tuesday in each month.

Chairman, Charles Barker, Whittington Moor
Treasurer, George Crompton, Market place, Chesterfield
Clerk, Henry Thomas Twelves, Whittington Moor
Medical Officer of Health. Jn. Kenaz Goodall L.R.C.P. Edin. Brimington
Surveyer, Inspector of Nuisances & Collector, James Kirk, Whittington

Old Whittington School (mixed), founded & endowed in 1619 by Peter Webster, rebuilt in 1849 & enlarged in 1871 & 1879; for 293 boys & girls & 150 infants ; average attendance, 210 boys & girls & 120 infants ; the original endowment has been augmented by the Charity Commissioners & a residence for the master was built in 1874 ; Joseph Clarke, master ; Miss Hannah Jackson, mistress

New Whittington, about 1 mile east from the church, has become a thriving and populous village with a station on the Masbro' and Chesterfield branch of the Midland railway. St. Barnabas' Mission church, a brick building erected in 1884, consists of chancel and nave and has sittings for 350 ; the Rev. Arthur Allen B.A. of Cambridge University, is curate in charge. There are Free Methodist, Wesleyan, Baptist and Primitive Methodist chapels.

POST, M. O. & T O. S. B., & Annuity & Insurance Office. - Charles Walker, postmaster. Letters delivered from Chesterfield, at 7.30 a.m. ; dispatched at 6 p.m

New Whittington Endowed School (mixed), erected in 1876 for 420 children & 220 infants & enlarged in 1889 & 1890 for an additional 120 children & 56 infants ; average attendance, 350 children & 150 infants, with master's residence & infants school l; Herbert Needham, master; Miss Charlotte Barker, mistress

Railway Station. Aaron Walker, station master

Constabulary, Laurence Byrne, police constable

POST, M. O. & T. O., S. B. & Annuity & Insurance, Whittington Moor.-Robert Fidler, postmaster. Letters arrive from Chesterfield at 6.30a.m.& 3p.m. ; dispatched at 10 a.m. & 6.30 & 8.:35 p.m

Whittington Moor Endowed School (mixed), erected in 1876 with a master's residence, at a cost of £7,500, for 360 children & 148 infants ; average attendance, 360 children & 135 infants ; Enoch Bell, master ; J. G. Wright, assistant master ; Miss Selina Jackson, mistress



Aldam Miss, Whittington grange
Armstrong Thomas, Broomhill house
Brunton John, Broomhill road
Cantrell William
CoIling Frederick
Cory Mrs. Red house
Davies Watkin, Broom house
Fletcher Edgar B. Devonshire villas
Good Mrs. Devonshire villas
Holford William Daniel, Hill house
Holt Rev. George Owen, The Rectory
Jenkinson Henry, Holly cottage
Palmer Ambrose Myrie, Whittington hl
Parker William J.P. Whittington hall
Pendleton Samuel, Laurel cottage
Senior George, Devonshire villas
Swanwick Mrs. Whittington house
Slack Rev. James [United Methodist], The Brushes
Turner Mrs. Elmwood Webster Mrs
Wilkinson Abraham, Manor house


Atkins Henry, market gardener
Bailey Lucy (Mrs.), grocer, Prospect rd
Baker William, clock cleaner & repairer
Bargh Betsy (Mrs.), draper
Bargh John, farmer
Bargh Samuel, farmer
Bates Frederick, boot maker
Beard William, grocer & seedsman
Bellamy Henry, beer & wine ret. Brushes
Bradshaw John, grocer, Prospect road
Bradshaw Walter, pork butcher
Carrington George, shopkeeper & outdoor beer retailer
Cooke Alfd. Jsph. grocer & beer retailer
Crookes Caroline (Miss), girls' school, The Mansion
Doe Thomas, shopkeeper, Holland road
Dodd Solomon, beer retailer, Chapel st
Elliott Jn. miller (water), Whittington ml
Elliott Thomas, timber merchant & saw mills, Whittington mills
Eveleigh John, grocer, Holland road
Fairchild John, greengrocer, Brushes
Fletcher William, builder, undertaker & ironmonger
Green John, farmer, timber merchant & stove & range manufactr. Holly ho
Green Joseph, farmer
Hadall John, florist, Brushes
Hall Joseph, beer retailer
Hand William, farmer
Haughler Jane (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Prospect road
Higginbottom Joe, coal mer. Mill side
Holford Wm. Danl. mining engnr. Hill ho
Hukin Mary Ann (Mrs.), stationer
Hunt Dews, shopkeeper, Brushes
Jenkinson Henry, farmer
Jenons Emma (Mrs.), shopkpr.
Kay Jacob, greengrocer, Holland road
Kidger Charles, farmer, Hundon
Kirk Francis, painter & paint dealer
Kirk James, surveyor, inspector of nuisances & collector to local board
Kirk James, farmer
Lowe Frank, shopkeeper
Mason William, farmer, Broomhill lane
Meakin Wm. Old Revolution House P.H.
Mettam Hannah (Mrs.). shopkeeper
Mettam Mary (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Mettam Sarah ( Mrs.). shopkeeper
Mills George, grocer
Mitchell William, shopkpr. Prospect rd
Mosley James, Sheepbridge inn, Brushes
Nunney Samuel, mole catcher to the Duke of Leeds, & shopkeeper
Old Whittington Village Library (George Whitworth, sec. & librarian)
Palmer Ambrose Myrie L.R.C.P. Edin. surgeon, & medical officer & public vaccinator, Whittington district, Chesterfield union, Whittington hill
Parker Hy. White Horse P.H.& blacksmth
Pass Thomas, shopkeeper, Prospect rd
Pearson Joshua, Pheasant inn, Brushes
Pendleton Mary A. (Mrs.), grocer & beer retailer, Brushes
Priestly Henry, grocer, draper & brick maker, Brushes
Robinson Thomas Towndrow, farmer & mole catcher
Rodgers Samuel, contractor, Cliff ho
Shemwell Wm. T. butcher, Prospect rd
Skidmore George Wm. grocer, Brushes
Smith John, farmer
Street Joshua, shopkeeper, Broomhill la
Syddall Joseph, blacksmith
Syddall Samuel, joiner & builder
Taylor Moses, Bull's Head P.H
Taylor Uriah, joiner, Whittington road
Thompson Jonathan, yeast importer & grocer, Holland road
Thorp George, shopkeeper
Thorp Henry, farmer
Vallance Robert, clogger, Brushes
Vickers William, grocer & provision dealer, Post office
Whittington Gas Co. Limited (Henry Herbert Everest, manager )
Widdowson George, sen. shoe maker
Willis Edward, grocer, Brushes
Wingfield Thomas, shopkeeper
Woodhead Robt. coke burnr. Broomhill la
Worne Aaron, grocer, Prospect road

Whittington Moor.

Chadwick Joseph Douglas
Fretwell Mrs. Scarsdale road
Perry Rev. Moses [Congregational]
Taylor Samuel, Avenue road
Wallis Rev. Theophilus [Primitive Methodist], Providence villa
Wright Mrs. Avenue villas


Adams Thomas, beer retailer
Allen John, sanitary pipe dealer
Allen Oliver, grocer &c
Allison Samuel, shopkeeper
Arnold Harriet (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Atkins Thomas, shopkeeper, Chapel st
Ball William, Railway hotel
Barber Elizabeth (Miss), dress maker
Bates David, boot maker
Beach James, beer retailer
Beach Samuel, beer retailer
Benford John, greengrocer
Bestwick Wm. tailor & earthenware dlr
Bird Joseph, blacksmith
Birkbeck John, furniture broker
Birkenshaw John, tailor
Bontoft James, tripe dresser
Booth Arthur, insurance agt. Chapel st
Bown John, shopkeeper, Chapel street
Bradbury Cath. (Mrs.), smallware dealr
Bradley John, shopkeeper, Brunswick st
Bradshaw Walter, shopkeeper
Brentnall James, shoe maker
Brocklehurst Joseph, confectioner
Buck Alice (Miss), dress maker
Bunting Mary (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Burgin Arthur, pork butcher
Carlin William, hair dresser
Catchpole Samuel Jonas, shoe maker
Cocksedge John, beer retailer
Coiley Enoch, boot & shoe maker
Collier Joseph, baker & shopkeeper
Compton Mary Ann {Mrs.), shopkeeper
Cropper Thos. contractr. Whittngtn. mr
Cowley Frdk. hair drssr. Whittingtn. mr
Crookes Mary (Mrs.), butcher
Currier William Thomas, watchb maker
Cutts Henry, blacksmith & grocer
Dann Wm. bakr. & grcr. Whittington moor
Derbyshire Andrew, draper & milliner
Dixon William, butcher
Dodd George, Sir Colin Campbell P.H
Dunn James, pork butcher
Elliott Thomas, chemist & druggist
Fidler Samuel, grocer & collector to Newbold local board
Flint John, tobacconist
Frearson Sam, baker, Whittington mr
Gascoigne Enoch, grngro.
Gaunt Frank, butcher, Whittington mr
Goodall John Kenaz L.R.C.P. Edin. physician & surgeon, Surgery ; residence, Brimington
Goodwin Frank, draper
Gregory Matthew, shoe maker
Hague Edward, provsn. dlr. & butcher
Hall Thomas, furniture dealer
Hemington Charles, fruiterer
Henstock Thos. emigration & insnr. agt
Higginbottom Edwin, butcher
Hodgkinson John, shopkeeper
Holden William, confectioner
Hollingworth Aaron, police inspector
Hollingworth Albert, grocer
Hollingworth Samuel, general dealer
Hollingworth Samuel, shoe dealer
Hollis Richard, basket ma.
Holmes Thomas, beer retailer
Jarvis Jn. news agent & earthenware dlr
Jones John, shopkeeper
Kedger Frederick, shopkeeper
Kelly P. J. & T. H. pawnbrokers
Knight Ephraim, boot & shoe maker
Knowles Hannah (Mrs.), painter & paperhanger
Kraut Adam, pork butcher
Langford Thomas, boot & shoe maker
Leatherday Esther (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Lee George, joiner
Littlewood Henry, chimney sweeper
Lucas Samuel, shopkeeper
Marriott John, grocer
Marsden & Co. asphalte road makers, Brunswick street
Marsden George, higgler
Marshall Thomas, greengrocer
Mason John, tobacconist
McCullen Francis, insurance agent
Moor George, fried fish dealer
Moore James, grocer
Nicholls Uriah, broker
Palmer George, confectioner
Pearson & Co. brown earthenware & stone bottle manufacturers, Whittington Moor potteries
Pearson William Fox, Queen's hotel
Peck Frederick, sewing machine agent
Pointon Agnes (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Potts Jas. furniture dealer & auctioneer
Raynes Emmanuel, pork butcher
Richardson John T. beer retailer
Riley Wm. dealer in yeast & beer retailer
Robinson Jn. beer retailer, Brunswick st
Rowe George, grocer & provision dealer & draper
Russell Thomas, greengrocer
Sadler John, farmer
Savory Edwin, dist. collector Mid. Raily
Scott Lonsdale, fishmonger
Scott Thomas, grocer
Scrivener George, tailor
Shannan John William, hair dresser
Shaw Henry, tinplate worker
Shentall John, grocer & provision dealr
Short George, shopkeeper
Short William, butcher
Smales Edward, beer ret. Brunswick st
Smith Amos, baker
Smith George, hair dresser
Smith Henry, shopkeeper & beer retlr
Sneath William George, beer retailer
Sparkes Thomas William, milliner & insurance agent
Spencer John, baker
Springthorpe Joseph, draper
Steel Elizabeth (Mrs.), china & brown ware warehouse
Stevenson George, plumber &c
Stones Samuel Henry, grocer &c
Swain Fanny (Mrs.), dress maker
Swiffin William, greengrocer
Taylor Emanuel, butcher
Taylor John Wm. saddler & harness ma
Taylor Samuel, boot & shoe maker
Thompson John, grocer & baker
Thorp Henry, butcher
Thorp Richard A. shopkeeper
Timms John, greengrocer
Twelves Henry Thomas, clerk to local board & assistant overseer
Tyler Josiah, boot & shoe maker
Vickers John, coal dealer
Wagstaff Isaac, beer retailer
Wagstaff John, shopkeeper
Waterhouse George, butcher
Waterhouse William, horse dealer
West Tom, butcher & news agent
Wilbourn Henry, confectioner
Wilkinson Ernest, chemist, & agent for W. & A. Gilbey, wine & spirit mers
Williams Henry, draper
Williams Sarah (Mrs.), dress maker
Williams Walter John, grocer
Winter Geo. shopkeeper, Brunswick st
Woodhead Joseph, fancy draper
Wragg John, butcher
Wright Henry, shopkeeper
Wright William, grocer & provision dlr
Yeomans John, New inn

New Whittington.

Allen Rev. Arthur B.A. [curate]
Bamford George, Poplar villa
Bamford William. New street


Allport Elizabeth (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Ball Willis, Miners' Arms P.H
Belfitt Sarah (Mrs.), milliner & draper
Bradley E. & Son, sewing machine agts
Bramley James, fishmonger
Brealy Hy. picture frme. ma. & phtgrphr
Brooks Joseph, shopkeeper
Brough John, grocer & provision dealer
Brough John Henry, greengrocer
Burton Edward, shopkeeper
Calladine Joseph, butcher & cowkeeper
Calladine Thomas, butcher
Cappandall Charles, Wellington hotel
Carlin William & Son, hair dressers
Cox Charles, hair dresser
Cutts Joseph, clothier
Cummins Jane (Mrs.), greengrocer
Dennis Elijah, grocer
Derbyshire Jonathan, grocer & draper
Dewsnap Arthur Head, shopkeeper
Dickmond Harry, fishmonger
Duckett James, beer retailer
Durham Charles Walker, grocer
Durham William Edward, butcher
Eaton Francis, grocer & draper
Flinders Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Freeman Thomas Mountain, joiner
Frost Eliza (Mrs.), draper
Goodwin Dennis D. Angel inn
Green George, draper
Hawkins James, The Crown P.H
Hogg Agur, butcher
Hopkinson Elizabeth (Mrs.), beer ret
Homer Arthur, beer retailer
Hughes Thomas, farm bailiff to William Parker esq. Glasshouse farm
Husband George, pawnbroker
Jams Henry, smallware dlr. & bellman
Kay William, Royal hotel
Lawton Caroline (Mrs.), news agent
Leech J. & Sons, butchers
Littlewood William, shopkeeper
Longden M. & J. butchers
Longden John, boot maker
Longden Matilda (Mrs.), shopkeeper & butcher
Macdonald Mary (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Mitchell John, tailor
New Whittington Library (Edward Redfern, librarian)
Pickering James, baker & grocer
Pyrah Thomas William, painter
Radforth Charlotte (Mrs.), shopkeeper & outdoor beer retailer
Robinson Mark, grocer
Sergeant John, refreshment rooms
Sellers William, beer retailer
Shore Thomas, joiner & shopkeeper
Shore Thomas, shopkeeper
Sims John, ironmonger
Sims Saml. who. boot & shoe & gen. dlr
Slack Edward, greengrocer
Slater Arthur, chemist
Slater George, pork butcher
Slater Geo. shopkpr. & outdoor beer ret
Slater Peter, draper
Thompson James, shopkeeper
Walker Aaron, station master
Walker Charles, grocer & draper, & agent for W. & A. Gilbey, wine & spirit merchants, Post office
Ward William, shopkeeper
Whittington & District Co-operative Society Lim. (William Surr. mangr)
Wilds William, shopkeeper
Woodhouse Sam, shopkeeper & carter
Woodward William, boot & shoe maker
Wooll Elizabeth (Mrs.), Forge inn
Wright Ephraim, shopkeeper

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