Bagshaw's History, Gazetteer & Directory of Derbyshire, 1846

Transcriptions by Paul Bradford and Rosemary Lockie, © Copyright 2001 & 2012


WOODLAND EYAM, township of scattered farms, with Grindleford Bridge, on the Sheffield and Eyam road, where a bridge crosses the river Derwent, is 2 miles E. by N. from Eyam, and 10 miles S.S.W. from Sheffield; it contains 999 acres of land, 56 houses, and 226 inhabitants, of whom 106 were males and 120 females. Rateable value £1,000. The Duke of Devonshire, M.M. Middleton, Thomas N. Willies, William Hallam, William Smith, Lawrence Mower, George Cooper, and Henry Greaves, Esqrs., are owners, with several other small freeholders. Tithes commuted in 1845 for £57 10s. to the rector. The Methodists have a small chapel at Grindleford Bridge, erected in 1830, at a cost of £200. Goatscliff, a cliff and brook near Grindleford Bridge. Shaw Clough, a brook on the south side, which separates this from Hope township. High Lees, a brook which separates this from Highlow township. Hazleford, 3 miles N. from Eyam, contains a few farm houses. Leam Hall, a handsome mansion 1 mile N. from Grindleford Bridge, is the seat and property of Marmaduke M. Middleton, Esq.; the hall is situated on a bold acclivity, with tasteful pleasure grounds, and commands fine views of the romantic scenery in the immediate vicinity.

Transcribed by Rosemary Lockie in June 2012.


Those marked 1 are at Bretton Clough, 2 Grindleford Bridge, 3 Hazzleford.

2  Andrew Joseph, tanner and currier
3  Bradford George, beerhouse
2  Green Nicholas, slate dealer
2  Hallam Wm. Old Red Lion
2  Hancock Francis, boot and shoemaker
2  Hancock James, joiner and wheelwright
2  Kay Thomas blacksmith
2  Kenyon James, shopkeeper & schoolmaster
2  Marsden Robert, farrier
2  Mower Lawrence, gent. Mount pleasant
Middleton Marmaduke M. Esq., Leam Hall
Outram Thomas, coachman, Hall
1  Rollinson Jonathan, Slate dealer
2  Smith Wm. tanner and currier
2  Simpson Thos, shopkeeper & shoemaker
Smith Charles, gardener, Hall
2  Smith George, gardener, Hall
2  Wolstenholme Wm. Blacksmith
3  White Robert, gamekeeper

Bradford George
Cooper George
Eyre Benjamin
1  Eyre George
2  Green Nicholas

1  Hawley Wm.
3  Howe John
3  Howe Josiah
3  Middleton John

2  Rollinson Jonathan
Smith Ann
Thorpe Hugh
2  Willies Thos N.

Transcribed by Paul Bradford in March 2001.

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