Calver, Derbyshire

White's Gazetteeer and General Directory of “Sheffield and 20 miles round”, 1862

Transcribed by Rosemary Lockie, © Copyright 2000

CALVER is a township and considerable but scattered village, on the bank of the river Derwent, and 4½ miles N.N.E. from Bakewell, contains 710A. 1R. 15P. of land, and in 1861 had 617 inhabitants. Col. Leslie is lord of the manor and principal owner. The township is noted for its lime, and here is an extensive cotton mill, near which Gas Works were erected in 1846. The mills, with several adjoining houses, are called Calver Bridge, where there is a school principally supported by the Calver Mill Co. It was licensed for divine service in 1850. Calver Sough is a district at the cross of the Chesterfield and Chapel-en-le-Frith, and Sheffield and Bakewell roads. The Bull's Head Inn, at Calver, affords every accommodation for visitors. It is neatly fitted up, and has been recently enlarged, when new stabling and lock-up coach houses were added. About the latter end of September, a large Annual Show is held here, for fruit, vegetables, flowers, &c. Mr. Charles Slowe is the proprietor. Feast, first Sunday in August.

ROWLAND is a small township and village, 3½ miles N. from Bakewell, contains 2044. 1R. 9P. of land, and in 1861 had 70 inhabitants, Col. Leslie is lord of the manor and sole owner. Here is a school, free for 12 children. Feast, nearest Sunday to All Saints.


Marked 1 are at Calver Sough, and 2 at Calver Bridge.
Post Office, Calver Bridge, at John Barker's. Letters arrive at 8.45 a.m., and are despatched at 4.45 p.m.

2  Barker John schoolmaster
Booker George, gamekeeper
Bromley William, cashier, Rose Cottage
1  Brooks Thomas, mine agent
Broomhead Henry, baker
Brown James, mill manager
2  Calver Mill Company, cotton spinners and doublers (Messrs. Greg & Fletcher proprietors)
Clark Mr. John
Cocker Nathan, shoemaker
Fletcher Philip. H., cotton spinner.; h Calver Lodge
1  Froggatt Mrs. Mary
Frost Richard, slater and plasterer
2  Glossop Samuel, beerhouse
1  Greaves James, blacksmith
Gregory John and Sons, lime burners
2  Hodgkinson -- surgeon
2  Mosley John, blacksmith
Mosley William, tailor
1  North Derbyshire Lead Milling Co.; Thomas Brooks, manager
Slack Job, chair maker
1  Somersett John, jun., joiner and wheelwright.
Sykes Joseph, beerhouse, shoemaker, and lead miner

Inns and Taverns.
Bull's Head Inn, Charles Slowe
1  Eyre's Arms, Thomas Broomhead
Newburgh Arms, Elizabeth Frost

2  Mosley Joseph
Mosley William

1  Broomhead Thos.
Froggatt Mary
Gregory John
Farmers (cont'd).
Gregory Thomas
Gregory William
Kitchen William (& miller)
1  Somersett John
Swift Susan
Wager Edward
White Samuel
2  Burgoin William
Gregory John
Mitchell George
White Samuel


Ashton Thomas, stone mason
Brightmore Francis, shopkeeper
Brightmore Sarah, school
Marsh Jesse, miner

Ashton William
Bagshaw Henry
Barton William

Bland Benjamin
Brightmore Francis
Fidler Thomas

Hewitt William
Hulley Sarah
Oliver Robert

Transcribed by Rosemary Lockie in June 2000
from of an original edition in the Society of Genealogists' Library.

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