Woodland Eyam, Derbyshire

White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Derby, 1857

Transcribed by Rosemary Lockie, © Copyright 2000.
See also Neil Wilson's full transcription of White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Derby, 1857.

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 1,033A. 1R. 4P. of land, 62 houses, and 276 inhabitants, of 146 wore males and 129 females; rateable value £1,123 14s. 0d. The Duke of Devonshire, J. C. Athorpe. Esq., Messrs. Edward and Arthur Nowell, Geo. Cooper, William Hallam, William Smith, Mrs. Eliz. Mower, and John Greaves, Esq., are owners, with 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 situated on a bold acclivity, with tasteful pleasure grounds, and commands fine views of the romantic scenery in the immediate vicinity. It is the property of J. C. Athorpe, Esq., and the seat of Thomas Burgoyne, Esq.

Those marked 1 are at Bretton Clough; 2, Grindleford Bridge; 3, Hazzleford, and 4 Leam.

Andrew Joseph, currier, Goatscliff
Burgoyne Thos., Esq., lead mcht. & smelter, Leam Hall; works, Bradwell
2  Green & Outram, French and Peak millstone mnfrs., Padley Wood Quarry
2  Green Thomas, beerhouse
2  Hallam Wm. vict., Old Red Lion
2  Marsden Robert, farrier
Mower Mrs. Eliz., Mount Pleasant
Outram Robert, millstone manufacturer, Goatscliff
Smith Wm., tanner & currier, Goatscliff
3  White Robt., gamekeeper

2  Kay Thomas
2  White Robert

2  Andrew William
4  Eyre Benjamin
3  Howe John
3  Howe Josiah
4  Holme Robert
2  Kenyon John
3  Middleton John
2  Outram James
4  Outram Thomas
Farmers (cont'd).
2  Simpson Thomas
4  Thorpe Sarah
1  Townsend Wm.
2  Wolstenholme Job
1  Wright Robert

2  Smith Charles
2  Smith George

2  Outram James
2  White George
2  Hancock Francis
2  Simpson Thomas

2  Webster John
2  Gordon Hannah, (& tailor)
2  Kenyon James, (& school)
2  Simpson Thomas
2  White Thomas

Carriers to Sheffield.
2  Kenyon John, Tu. and Sat.
2  White Thomas, Tu. and Sat.


Transcribed by Rosemary Lockie in August 2000
from copies of an original edition belonging to the late Dr. J.H. Davis, of Far Sawrey, Cumbria.

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