Nether Padley with Offerton

Extract from White's History, Gazetteer & Directory of the County of Derby, 1857.
Transcribed by Rosemary Lockie, © Copyright 2000

PADLEY, NETHER, a small township, pleasantly situated on the Sheffield road, 2¼ miles south by east from Hathersage, and overlooking the vale of the Derwent, which separates this from Woodland Eyam. It contains 260 acres of land, a gritstone soil, and in 1851 had 8 houses, and 47 inhabitants, of whom 27 were males, and 20 females; rateable value £239 18s. Edmund Gillings Maynard, Esq., is sole owner and lord of the manor. The tithes have been commuted, large for £24, lamb and wool £3, vicarial £12 3s.

Directory.- John Crossland, farmer, Maynard Arms Farm; Matthew Crossland farmer; Elizabeth White, vict., Grouse Inn, Common; Thomas White farmer, Tagnes.

OFFERTON, a small township, 4 miles S.E. from Hope, 11 mile W. by S. from Hathersage, contains 365A. 1R. 30P. of gritstone land, exclusive of 27A. 3R. 22P. woods, 9A. 3R. 3P. roads and rivers, and 245 acres of common not rateable. In 1851 here was 4 houses, and 27 inhabitants, of whom 13 were males, and 14 females; rateable value £362 7s. 4½d., Here was formerly a seat of the Eyres, which now belongs to Mrs. F. A. Shaw, and S. P. Shaw, Esq. The Duke of Devonshire holds the manor under the crown, and with Thomas Greaves, and Mellor School are owners. Tithes were commuted in 1848, large for £24 lamb and wool for £4 5s., and vicarial for £4. John Heald Bradwell, Robert Bradwell, and Wm. Robinson, Garner House are the resident farmers, and are also owners.

[PART OF HOPE PARISH: pp.629-630]
[White's History, Gazetteer & Directory of the County of Derby, 1857]

Transcriber's Note White's Gazetteer and General Directory of Sheffield & Twenty Miles round in 1852 records that:
OFFERTON and NETHER PADLEY, 2 miles W.S.W. of Hathersage, form a township of only about 800 acres, and 27 souls. The soil belongs to various owners, and the farmers are Geo. Cooper, (charcoal burner), Samuel White, beer retailer; John and Matthew Crossland, and Thomas White, of Nether Padley, and J.H. and Robert Bradwell and Geo. Robinson, of Offerton.

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