History of the Village of Stoney Middleton

By Thomas E. Cowen (1910)

Transcriptions by Rosemary Lockie, © Copyright 2003

History of the Village of Stoney MiddletonDEDICATION

THIS WORK
IS
RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED
TO THE MEMORY
OF
THE REV. URBAN SMITH,
FOR FIFTY THREE YEARS FAITHFUL PASTOR
OF THE PARISH OF
STONEY MIDDLETON.

“Remote from towns he ran his godly race,
Nor e'er had changed, nor wished to change his place
Unskilful he to fawn or seek for power,
By doctrines fashioned to the varying hour.”
Goldsmith.

History of the Village of Stoney MiddletonPREFACE

PREFACE.

As there is no short history or guide for the many visitors in the summer months, an apology is somewhat unnecessary for the publication of such a “Brochure” as this. After hesitating some three or four years before placing before the public these facts, which have been gleaned from reliable sources only and from the older residents, I have been asked to publish them in book form, and my object in consenting to such a course is in the hope that a worthier pen will undertake the larger duty of writing a fuller History of Stoney Middleton. Without the assistance of many friends this work would have been impossible, and special thanks are due to the Vicar, the Rev. J. Riddlesden, for permission to see the whole of the Parish Registers and to make use of documents connected with the Church and school; to Dr. E. M. Wrench, of Baslow, who has supplied me with additional information; to Mr. James Jackson (late of Stoney Middleton), and to the daughter of the late Mr. Daniel Willis, of Eyam, who has allowed me to use some of her father's notes. A work of this nature must necessarily be incomplete, and with the kind co-operation of the reader, any omissions or inaccuracies will be corrected in a further edition.

THE AUTHOR.

Stoney Middleton, 1910.

End of Preface: => THE VILLAGE

OCR/transcript by Rosemary Lockie in February 2003.

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