Pigot’s Directory of Derbyshire 1821/22

 

BOLSOVER, AND THE VILLAGES OF CRESWELL, ELMTON, PLEASLEY, SCARCLIFFE AND NEIGHBOURHOODS. 

BOLSOVER, once a market town, in the hundred of Scarsdale, is 145 miles from London, 53 from Manchester, 24 from Derby, 12 from Matlock, and 6 from Chesterfield.  It is situated on the side of a very steep hill, is well built, and commands extensive views.  The Duke of Portland is Lord of the Manor, and holds a court every three weeks at which is recoverable debts under 40s. At Ladyday and Michaelmas are two great courts; a jury of copyholders and freeholders are there impanelled; and at one of these are constables and head borough chosen.  The church is a vicarage in the patronage of the Duke, and in the Incumbancy of the Reverend Calcroft-Tinsley.  In the church is a noble monument, in memory of the first Sir Charles Cavendish; erected by his widow and his two surviving sons.  Here are a chapel for the Calvinists and one for the Wesleyan Methodists, and a free school, with a small endowment, for the education of six poor boys.  This town was once noted for its manufacture of buckles of a particular sort, but that branch has long declined; agriculture being now the chief occupation of the labouring class.  Bolsover still is possessed of a charter for a market, but it is not made available.  A small fair is held on the 24th June for pedlary &c.   The number of inhabitants in the parish, in 1821, was 1,244.

CRESSWELL village is partly in the parish of Whitwell, and partly in that of Elmton, 11 miles N.E. of Chesterfield and 5 miles S.W. of Retford.  The Rev. C. H. Rhodes is lord of the manor.

ELMTON, a parish in the same hundred as Bolsover, 8 miles E of Chesterfield and 6 from Castleton, contains a church in the patronage of the Rev. C.H. Rhodes: the incumbent is the Rev. Francis Foxlove.  This was the birthplace of Jedediah Buxton, the great calculator.  The parish contains 350 inhabitants.

PLEASLEY, a parish in Scarsdale hundred, is 3 miles n.n.w. from Mansfield and 2 miles from Glapwell, contains a church, and about 530 inhabitants.  Here are two fairs in the year, viz. May 6th and October 29th, for horses, cattle and sheep.

SCARCLIFFE, is a parish and a village, 8 miles S.E. from Chesterfield.  The Earl Bathurst is lord of the manor; and the patronage of the church, which is a vicarage, is in the Duke of Devonshire.  The parish contains about 500 inhabitants.

POST
— Letters are forwarded to Chesterfield by various chance conveyances, but there is no receiving house. 

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GENTRY & CLERGY

Arkwright, Richd.esq. Sutton Hall
Hallas
, Capt. Thos. Glapwell
Hodgkinson
Geo. gent, Scarcliffe
Hodgkinson
, John, gent, Scarcliffe
Pearce
, Charles, gent, Bolsover
Pearce
, John, gent, Bolsover
Rollin
, Rev. Richard, Pleasley
Scorer
, Matthew, gent, Scarcliffe
Scorer
, William, gent, Scarcliffe
Siddon
, Wm, esq, Pleasley Hill
Vickers
, John, gent, Bolsover
Winfield
, Jos, gent, Stoney Houghton

BAKERS & FLOUR DEALERS

Armstrong, Benjamin, Bolsover
Armstrong
, William, Bolsover
Clarke
, William, Pleasley
Cuthbert
, Joseph, Bolsover
Field
, John, Cresswell
Johnson
, George, Cresswell
Johnson
, James, Pleasley
Unwin
, John, Bolsover 

BASKET & SKIP MAKERS

Charlsworth, Job, Bolsover
Drabble
, Joseph, Bolsover 

BLACKSMITHS &C

Brown, Joseph (& whitesmith) Bolsover
Cocking
, Richard (&farrier)
Bolsover

Fowler
, Abraham, Pleasley
Jackson
, John, Elmton
Johnson
, Stephen, Bolsover
Milner
, George, Cresswell
Robinson
, Joseph, Bolsover
Vallance
, Charles, Pleasley
Whitworth
, Francis, Scarcliffe
Whitworth
, William (& publican) Glapwell

 BOOT & SHOE MAKERS

 Bennett, William, Bolsover
Dean
, Thomas, Pleasley
Heald
, William, Bolsover
Pearson
, George, Bolsover
Wild
, William, Bolsover

BUTCHERS 

Amos, James, Bolsover
Charlesworth
, William, Bolsover
Jackson
, Peter, Bolsover
Wartley
, Samuel, Bolsover

 

 

 

 

 

CHYMISTS & DRUGGISTS

Bull, John, Bolsover
Crooks
, Francis, Bolsover

 CORN MILLERS

Butcher, John, Cresswell
Butcher
, William, Cresswell
Carding
, William, Pleasley
Cuthbert
, Joseph, Bolsover
Thorpe
, Thomas, Cresswell

 COTTON SPINNERS

Hollins, Siddon & Co.,  Pleasley Mills

 GROCERS AND DEALERS IN SUNDRIES

Bull, John, Bolsover
Clark
, William, Pleasley
Charlsworth
, William, Bolsover
Dodsley
, Lavinia Ann, Stoney- Houghton
Haslam
, Elizabeth, Stoney- Houghton
Jackson
, George, Bolsover
Johnson
, James, Pleasley
Stafford
, Samuel, Bolsover

 

HATTERS, HOSIERS & GLOVERS

Bainbridge, William, (Hosier) Bolsover
Heald
, Thomas, (Glover) Bolsover
Shacklock
, Joshua, (Hat manufacturer) Bolsover

 INNS, TAVERNS AND PUBLIC HOUSES

Anchor, Daniel Bradley, Bolsover
Barley Mow, John Saxelby, Bolsover
Blacksmith’s Arms, William Whitworth, Glapwell
Blue Bell, Richard Revill, Bolsover
Bull & Dog, Richard Charlesworth Bolsover
Cross Keys, Thomas Robinson, Bolsover
Horse & Groom, John Coupe, Scarcliffe
Horse & Jockey, Mary Charlesworth, Bolsover
Nag’s Head, John Belfield, Pleasley
Plough & Dove, John Hodkin, Elmton
Rose & Crown, George Miller, Cresswell
Star, Ann Green, Cresswell
White Swan, John Naylor, Pleasley
White Swan, William Hancock, Bolsover

 

LINEN & WOOLLEN DRAPERS

 Cutts, Ann, Bolsover
Stafford
, Sarah, Bolsover
Tagg
, Sarah & Elizabeth

 MALTSTERS

Carding, William, Pleasley
Hunt
, John, Bolsover
Siddon
, William, Pleasley
Steel
, John, Bolsover

 SADDLERS

Dean, John, Bolsover
Johnson
, Richard, Bolsover
Palmer
, George, Bolsover

SURGEONS

Frost, Samuel, Bolsover
Harris, William, Bolsover
Langston, Joseph, Bolsover

 TAILORS

Crookes, Francis, Bolsover
Cutts
, William, Bolsover
Furniss
, John, Bolsover
Haywood
, Edward, Bolsover
Haywood
, Thomas, Bolsover
Merril
, Samuel, Pleasley

 WHEELWRIGHTS

Eyre, Isaac, Creswell
Fox
, John, Pleasley
Fox
, Joseph, Glapwell
Fox
, William, Glapwell
Hanby
, George, Bolsover
Hodkin
, John, Elmton
Marsh
, William, Bolsover
Milner
, Thomas, Elmton
Norman
, George, Cresswell

 MISCELLANEOUS

Bradley, William, gardener & seedsman, Bolsover
Burkitt
, James, linen cloth manufacturer, Cresswell
Crookes
, William, farmer, Stoney Houghton
Clayton
, John, Parish Clerk, Pleasley
Fox,
John, carpenter & timber merchant, Pleasley
Fox
, Samuel, farmer, Pleasley
Hartley
, John, plumber & glazier, Bolsover
Haslam
, Thomas, farmer, Stoney Houghton
Jackson
, George, tallow chandler, Bolsover
Revill
, Francis, farmer, Stoney Houghton
Saddler
, William, farmer, Pleasley
Shacklock
, Abraham, joiner, Bolsover
Tallance
, John, farmer, Stoney Houghton
Turner
, John, nailmaker, Bolsover
Whitaker
, John, rope & sacking manufactuer, Bolsover

 

CARRIERS

 To CHESTERFIELD, John Mellor & John Bell, from Bolsover, every Saturday morning, at eight and return the same day.

 To MANSFIELD, John Mellor, every Thursday morning, and return the same day.


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