Sandiacre

Extract from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England, 1831.
Transcribed by Mel Lockie, © Copyright 2010
Lewis Topographical Dictionaries

SANDIACRE, a parish in the hundred of MORLESTON-and-LITCHURCH, county of DERBY, 9 miles (E.) from Derby, containing 587 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the peculiar jurisdiction and patronage of the Prebendary of Sandiacre in the Cathedral Church of Lichfield, endowed with £400 royal bounty, and £1000 parliamentary grant. The church, dedicated to St. Giles, exhibits an admixture of the various styles of English architecture, from the Norman downwards, though the decorated predominates, with some slight remains of stained glass in the windows, and in the chancel three elegant stone stalls. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. The Erewash and Derby canals form a junction near the village, at which a market and a fair were formerly held.

RISLEY, a chapelry partly in the parish of SANDIACRE, and partly in that of SAWLEY, hundred of MORLESTON-and-LITCHURCH, county of DERBY, 7 miles (E. by S.) from Derby, containing 288 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the peculiar jurisdiction of the Prebendary of Sawley in the Cathedral Church of Lichfield, endowed with £200 private benefaction, £400 royal bounty, and £200 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Earl of Stamford and Warrington. A school-house was erected, in 1718, by Elizabeth Gray, who endowed it with certain lands, now producing, with a rent-charge of £13. 6. 8. previously bequeathed by Catharine Willon, an annual income of about £380, for which from fifty to seventy boys, and about fifty girls, receive gratuitous instruction. The poor are entitled to be admitted into Smedley's almshouse at Ilkeston. Sir Hugh Willoughby, a native of this place, was employed to discover the north-west passage in the reign of Edward VI., but was frozen to death with his crew on the coast of Lapland, in 1554.

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