Derby : Its Rise and Progress

By H.W. Davison

Transcriptions by Rosemary Lockie, © Copyright 2016

DERBY - ITS RISE AND PROGRESS

"I felt a pleasure in walking about Derby. There is
an immediate sensation of novelty, and one
speculates on the way in which life
is passed in it" - Boswell, 1777

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE
I.BEFORE THE CONQUEST1
II.THE MIDDLE AGES14
III.PERIOD OF TOWN RECORDS34
IV.THE NEWSPAPER PERIOD- 
 PartI.(1732-1776)68
 "II.(1776-1840)126
V.SOCIAL LIFE190
VI.TRADE AND POLITICS225
VII.TOWN ANNALS (1833-1905)293
VIII.DATES OF LOCAL EVENTS316
 TABLE OF POPULATION, ETC.323
 HEIGHT OF THE FLOOD, 1842324
 APPENDIX - TOWN FORDS, BRIDGES, AND HIGHWAYS325
 INDEX333

PLATES AND MAPS

 MAP OF DERBY : SHOWING THE STREAMS AND BRIDGES,
WITH OLD SITES AND OTHER HISTORICAL FEATURES. [not available in the original]
FACING PAGE
 OLD SILK MILL32
 ST. JAMES'S LANE48
 DOORWAY IN SADLER GATE80
 THE OLD WHITE HORSE, FRIAR GATE96
 ST. MARY'S FROM THE BRIDGE128
 THE PIAZZAS144
 THE ROTTEN ROW176
 AN OLD COURT192
 EXETER HOUSE, FULL STREET224
 HOUSE IN WARDWICK240
 WILLOW ROW272
 A COURT OFF BRIDGE GATE288
 MAP OF DERBY : SHOWING EARLY AND MEDIÆVAL EXTENSIONS. [not available in the original]

[The Author is indebted to SIR HENRY BEMROSE for the use of his valuable library of local matter; to Messrs. J. and W.J. Drewry, Solicitors, Burton-upon-Trent, for the use of the early files of "The Derby Mercury"; and to Mr. Alfred Wallis, of Exeter, late Editor of "The Derby Mercury", for his kind perusal of the Manuscript and many helpful suggestions]

OCR/transcript by Rosemary Lockie in November 2016.

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