Baslow, Derbyshire

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

Transcribed by Rosemary Lockie, © Copyright 2000

BASLOW township, chapelry, and large pleasant village, on the east bank of the Derwent, is 4 miles N.E. from Bakewell, and 12 miles S.W. from Sheffield, contains 5,452A. 2R. 18P. of land, and in 1861 had, with Bubnell, 903 inhabitants. Rateable value £3,005. The Dukes of Rutland and Devonshire are the principal owners, and the former is lord of the manor, besides whom are a few small owners. The Church (St. Anne) is an ancient structure, in the later English style, with nave, chancel side aisles, and tower, with a low spire at the western end of the north aisle, and six bells. In 1853 it was completely restored, new seated and the chancel rebuilt a a cost of about £1,200. The living is a perpetual curacy, value £119; patron, Duke of Devonshire; Rev. Jeremiah Stockdale, incumbent. Tourists and visitors to Baslow will find every accommodation, at the three head Inns, the Peacock, Wheat Sheaf and the Devonshire Arms, where they can also be supplied with tickets for fishing. The Wesleyans and Wesleyan Reformers have each Chapels here. A substantial Schoolroom for boys and girls was erected by the Duke of Rutland, in 1839, which is partly supported by subscription. Feast, first Sunday in August.

BUBNELL hamlet, and small scattered village, forms a joint township with Baslow, from which it is separated by the river. Bubnell Hall was formerly a seat of the Bassetts of Blore, and afterwards by marriage, of the Copwoods. BRAMBLEY hamlet consists only of one farm, 1 mile N.W. from Baslow. The Dukes of Rutland and Devonshire are the principal owners.


Post Office, at John Stroyan's. Letters arrive at 6.30 a.m. and 9.15 p.m., and are despatched at 9.15 p.m. Money Orders are granted and paid from 9.0 a.m. till 6.0 p.m.

Barton Joseph, lodge keeper
Brightmore John, whitesmith
Cawton Charles, tanner
Condell William, surgeon, Park Lodge
Gardom Miss Margaret, Bubnell Hall
Geeson Mrs., lodgings
Halliwell John, woolstapler, Bubnell
Hayworth George, plumber and glazier
Hereman Mr. Samuel, Baslow Lodge
Hollingworth Jane, milliner
Makin Mrs. Mary
Marples John, millwright & machine mkr
Marples Matthew, saddler
Pashley Catherine, lodgings
Stockdale Rev. Jeremiah, incumbent
Strutt Mr. Henry
Strutt John, lodgings

Inns and Taverns.
Devonshire Arms, Family, Commercial, & Posting Hotel, John White
Green Man, Hannah Ashton
Peacock Inn, and Family, Commercial, & Posting Hotel, Mrs. Mary Broomhead
Robin Hood, Thomas Savage
Wheat Sheaf Inn, Family, Commercial, & Posting Hotel, Ninian Ingleby

Farrow Miss, Bubnell Hall
Free, Edw. Moore
National, Henry W. Perris

Geeson Ralph.
Hawley James
Shaw Bartholomew, Travellers' Rest

Boaler John
Marples Mary

Boot and Shoe Makers.
Addey Charles
Bowden Samuel
Brightmore John
Hawley James
Marples William (& sexton)
Marsden William
Wallace William

Earnshaw James
Heathcote Charles
Tomlinson William

Corn Millers.
Hodgkinson Joseph
Marples Robert, Heathey Ley Mill
Broomhead Mary, Peacock Inn
Earnshaw William
Elliott William
Froggatt Alexander, Gorse Bank
Froggatt Benjamin, Robin Hood
Froggatt Charlotte, Bubnell
Frost Joanna
Gardom Thos. Wm., The Yeld
Hattersley George, The Yeld
Hattersley William (& millstone merchant), Bubnell
Holmes Charles
Ingleby Ninian, Wheat Sheaf Inn
Kay John
Kitchen Joseph, Bramley
Marsden Edward
Marsden James
Savage Thomas, Robin Hood
Stafford Margaret
Staley Sarah
Tomlinson Wm.
White George
White Hy., Bubnell
White John, Devonshire Arms
Wilson Henry

Joiners and Wheelwrights.
Cooper Peter
Hibberd George
Staley Stephen
Buxton Samuel
Coates Alfred (and druggist)
Cocker Elizabeth
Marsden William
Redfearn Abraham
Riley Joseph
Stewart Sarah
Stroyan John (& drpr)
White Geo. (& drpr)

Stone Masons.
Brown Isaac
Davison Robert
Green Matthew
Platts Josiah

Marples, Thomas
Marsden Joseph
Ponsonby James

From the Wheat Sheaf Inn.
To Buxton, the Mail, at 11.45 a.m.; and to Sheffield, at 5.30 p.m.
To Buxton, the Enterprise, during the Summer season, at 5.0 p.m.., and to Sheffield, at 10.0 a.m.
From the Devonshire Arms.
To Sheffield, Lucy Long, from Stoney Middleton, Tu. & Sat. at 8.30 a.m.
To Buxton, Lucy Long daily (Sundays excepted), at 10.30 a.m., and to Sheffield at 4.30 p.m.

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

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