Extract from Kelly’s Directory of Derbyshire 1912

 SCARCLIFFE with PALTERTON

Scarcliffe is a parish and village, with a station at Palterton, 2½ miles west on the Staveley and Mansfield branch of the Midland railway, and another on the Great Central railway, 8 south-east from Chesterfield, 6 north-west from Mansfield, 135 from London, in the Chesterfield division of the county, hundred of Scarsdale, Chesterfield petty sessional division, and in the union and county court district of Mansfield, rural deanery of Staveley, Chesterfield archdeaconry and Southwell diocese.  The river Poulter, which rises in the southern part of the parish, waters it, there is also a spring called  “Owlsditch” remarkable for its greater abundance in the summer than in the winter months. The church of St. Leonard is a building of stone in the Early English and Decorated styles, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave, north aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower containing a clock and 4 bells, the spire was taken down in 1842.  In the church is a monument of the 11th century, with a Latin inscription nearly obliterated, the chancel retains two piscine of Norman date: the stained east window was erected in 1869 by Mrs. Bowett, in memory of William Scorer, and the organ and another small window by Mr. M. Scorer, as a memorial to his son, Matthew. There are other memorial windows to Mr. G. Hallam, erected by Mr. E. Hallam, in 1871; to Miss E. Scorer, by her friend Helen Creswick Burkitt, 1878; and one to Mr. G. Wood and four children, placed in 1874. The church was partially restored in 1842, and re-seated in 1876, at a cost of £300, and again in 1903: there are 300 sittings.  The register dates from the year 1680 for all entries.  The living is a vicarage, with 15 acres of glebe, net yearly value £170, in the gift of The Bishop of Southwell and held since 1899 by the Rev. Sydney Biss MA BCL of Hatfield Hall, Durham. A sum of about £36 yearly was left in 1821 by Mrs K Vaughan and by the Rev. F Gisbourne, formerly Rector of Staveley, in 1828, and is distributed in clothing and other gifts to the poor. Earl Bathurst C.M.G. is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil is limestone, subsoil, limestone and clay. The chief crops are wheat, oats, barley and roots. The area is 3,951 acres; rateable value, £16,363,   the population in 1891 was 1,901 and in 1901 2,525. 

Post & M. 0. Office, Scarcliffe.--William Miller, sub-postmaster.  Letters arrive through Chesterfield at 8.05a.m. ; dispatched at 7.15 p.m. ; no Sunday delivery Bolsover, 2 miles distant, is the nearest telegraph office 

HILLSTOWN is a hamlet, I mile northwest.  Post & M. 0. Office, Hillstown.-James Spering, sub-postmaster. Letters through Chesterfield, via Bolsover, arrive at 8.30 a.m. & 3 p.m.; dispatched 9.45 a.m. & 5.40 p.m.;  no Sunday delivery. Bolsover, 1 mile distant, is the nearest telegraph office 

PALTERTON is a hamlet, I mile west, with a station on the Doe Lea branch of the Midland railway, opened in 1890. Rylah is a place in this parish. Parish Clerk, Benjamin Bramwell.

Post Office, Palterton, Miss Beatrice Mary Spray, sub-postmistress.  Letters through Chesterfield, arrive at 7.55a.m.  dispatched at 5.40 p.m. week days only.  Hillstown is the nearest money order office & Bolsover, 2 miles distant, the nearest telegraph office

Schools

Public Elementary, Scarcliffe, erected in 1868, & enlarged in 1894, for 172 children; average attendance, 165; Herbert J. T. Yeomans, master

Public Elementary, Palterton, erected in 1910 for 120 infants; average attendance, 95; Miss E. Rodgers, mistress

Railway Stations 

Palterton & Sutton (Midland), Wallace Raymond Graham, stationmaster
Scarcliffe (Great Central), George Hunt, stationmaster

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SCARCLIFFE

 PRIVATE RESIDENTS

Bing, Mrs
Biss
, Rev. Sydney M. A.  B.C.L (vicar)  Vicarage
Bowell
, Mrs
Elliott
William, Scarcliffe House 

COMMERCIAL.

Armstrong Edwin, farmer (letters through Mansfield)
Askew
Thos. & Sons, wheelwrights
Bramwell
Benjamin, mason
Burkitt
William, farmer (letters through Mansfield)
Crawshaw
George farmer
Grimes
Sydney, farmer Scarcliffe Grange
Hayes
William, farmer
Heathcote
John (Mrs) farmer
Hurst William Henry, photographer
Jarvis
Joseph, higgler
Jeffrey
Samuel, higgler
Martin
Henry, builder
Mellors
Frank, grocer
Mellors
John, butcher
Miller
William, shopkeeper, Post office
Reddish
Reuben, Elm Tree Public House
Shaw
Thomas, Horse & Groom Public House
Wardly
William, farmer

 

PALTERTON

 COMMERCIAL

Askew Thomas & sons, blacksmiths
Bennett
Alfred, Nag’s Head P.H
Dawson
Henry, grocer
Floyde
Sarah (Mrs.), grocer
Godber
George, farmer
Godber
John, farmer & assistant overseer
Grimes
Sydney, farmer
Heald
John, shoemaker
Holmes
John William, farmer 
Ludlam
Samuel, grocer
Palfreman
Hugh, farmer
Shacklock
John, farmer
Spray
Beatrice Mary (Miss), shopkeeper, Post Office
Turner
Cornelius Hufton, farmer & assessor & collector of income & land taxes for Ault Hucknall district & Shirebrook & Pleasley
Wharton
Zephaniah, farmer
Wilcockson
Hannah (Mrs.), beer retailer
Wilkinson
Joseph, farmer

 

HILLSTOWN

 COMMERCIAL

Allfree George Frederick, butcher, 29 Nesbit St
Allfree
William Alfred, West View Inn
Beeley
Sarah Elizabeth (Mrs.), shopkeeper, 169 Langwith Road
Berrisford
Edward, builder, Victoria Street
Cherry
Selwyn, fried fish dealer, I I  Nesbit Street
Daykin
Thomas, chemist, 65 Selwyn Street
Garbutt
Alfred, grocer 36 Nesbit Street
Godber
Frank, shopkeeper, 57 Nesbit Street
Hall
Henry, greengrocer, 99 Selwyn Street
Hillstown Institute
(George Evans, steward)
Hodgkinson
Erastus, hairdresser, 41Nesbit Street
Hutchinson
Frederick, butcher. 19 Nesbit Street
Kemp
Alfred, butcher, 233 Langwith Road
Kemp
Edwin, shopkeeper, Langwith Road
Knight
Frederick, shopkeeper, 172 Mansfield Road
Lager
George H, butcher, 56 Nesbit Street
Lewis
James, shopkeeper, 52 Nesbit Street
Mansfield Laundry
, receiving office, Nesbit Street
Mappin
John T  & Son, chimney sweepers, Nesbit Street
Mappin
Mary Ann  (Mrs) Shopkeeper, 45 Nesbit Street
Peach
John, draper & boot dealer, 30 Nesbit Street
ShirebrooK District Gas Co
  (depot)
Smith
Jonathan, hardware dealer, 277 Langwith Road
Spering
James, shopkeeper, Victoria Street
Thacker
James jun, news agent, 23 Nesbit Street
Thacker
John William, grocer, 3 Nesbit Street
Thomson
Janet (Mrs.), confectioner, 97 Selwyn Street
Webster
Robert Henry, butcher, 270 Mansfield Road
Woodhead E. & Sons Limited
, grocers & provision dealers

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