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Winster, Derbyshire
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From: Kelly's Directory of the Counties of Derby, Notts, Leicester and Rutland
pub. London (May, 1891) - pp.330-1
Kelly's Directory, 1891
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WINSTER is a small town and parish, formed in 1866, from Youlgrave ; it is 5 miles west from Matlock, 6 south from Bakewell, 153½ from London by road and 2½ west from Darley Dale station on the Ambergate and Manchester section of the Midland railway, in the Western division of the county, hundred of High Peak, union and petty sessional division of Bakewell, Wirksworth county court district, rural deanery of Bakewell, archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Southwell. The water supply is derived from a reservoir fed by springs rising in the gritstone at Stanton Park. Winster was one of the five chapels given, with the mother church of Youlgrave, to the abbey of Leicester in the reign of Henry II. The present church of St. John the Baptist, entirely rebuilt, except the tower, and considerably enlarged in 1842 and again restored in 1883, is an edifice in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave of four bays, south aisle and a low tower at the West end, containing 5 bells, the 1st, 3rd and 5th of which are dated respectively 1751, 1711 and 1860, the remaining two being undated : the ancient font, probably Late Norman, cir. 1200, consists of a circular basin with cabled margin, resting on an octagonal sloping base, both being rudely but vigorously sculptured : the stained east window is a memorial to the late William Heathcote esq. and his wife: on the south side of the chancel is a memorial window to the late Mrs. Milnes, mother of the present vicar : the custom of ringing the curfew bell is still kept up here, the 4th bell being rung at eight every evening, except on Saturday, when it is rung at seven, from November to February; a six o'clock morning bell is also rung from 25th March to 25th September : there are 450 sittings. The register dates from 1634. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £174, including 34 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of the resident freeholders of the town, and held since 1886 by the Rev. Herbert Milnes. There are Wesleyan, Reformed Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels. The charities for distribution amount to £25 yearly. There are no manorial rights. Oddo House, the property of Mrs. Brittlebank, who is principal landowner, is now unoccupied. The town contains a hall used for public assemblies, and there is a hydropathic establishment; both are private property. The soil is limestone grit ; subsoil, stone beds. The land is in pasture. The area is 1,123 acres ; rateable value, £2,227: the population in 1881 was 836.

Parish Clerk, Thomas Hawkesworth.

POST, M. O. & T. O., S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office.-Henry Charles Heathcote, postmaster. Letters arrive from Derby at 7.30 a.m. : box closes at 5.30 p.m. Money orders are granted & paid from 8 a.m. till 6 p.m. ; saturday till 8 p.m. no business on sundays

National School (mixed), erected in 1866, for 143 children ; average attendance, 107; Joseph Prinsep, master; Mrs. Joseph Prinsep, mistress

Belton Richard Carmichael
Brittlebank Benjamin
Cantrell Matthew Henry
Metcalf Mrs. The Hall
Milnes Rev. Herbert, Vicarage
Nunn Rev. James S. [Primitive Meth]
Sherwin Mrs
Thompson Capt. Childers
Turner George
Walker John Pulleine
Wilson Frederick William, Bank house

Bank House Hydropathic Institution (James W. Taylor, proprietor)
Blackwell Joseph, farmer
Boam George, butcher
Boam John, Shoulder of Mutton P.H
Buxton William, tailor
Cantrell Matthew Henry L.R.C.P. Edin. physician & surgeon, & medical officer & public vaccinator, Winster district, Bakewell union
Caldwell Joseph, cattle dealer
Caldwell Josiah, butcher
Dale John, farmer
Durden William, pork butcher
Ellis William, tailor
Fearn John, agent for the Prudential Assurance Co
Foxlow Samuel, farmer
Fryer James, joiner
Fryer William, carpenter
Greatorex George, farmer
Greatorex Henry, joiner
Greatorex Joseph, grocer, & Bowling Green inn
Gregory George, plumber
Gregory Mary (Mrs.), farmer
Hardy Joseph, ironmonger
Hawksworth James, saddler
Hawksworth Thomas, shoe maker
Heath William, Bull's Head P.H
Heathcote William & Sons, oil, lend & seed merchants
Heathcote John, grocer
Heathcote Henry Charles, draper, chemist & dentist, Post office
Kenworthy Albert, blacksmith
Lomas George William & Edwd. tailors
Longden Joseph, farmer & shopkeeper
Mozeley Joshua, farmer
Naylor Mary (Mrs.), Crown P.H
Prime Nathaniel, Miners' Standard P.H Public Hall (Hy. Chas. Heathcote, propr)
Rains Isaac, farmer, Winster moor
Rains Samuel, butcher
Rains Thomas Allen, farmer
Rains William, blacksmith & farmer
Rowland James, saddler
Shaw Elizabeth (Mrs.), grocer
Smith Joshua, farmer, West hill
Taylor James, farmer
Wagstaff John, deputy bar master
Webster Abraham, baker
Wild Ann (Mrs.), draper & farmer
Winfield William, grocer
Wragg William, Angel P.H

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