Pigot & Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835

“Wirksworth and Cromford, with the villages of Alderwasley, Brassington, Carsington, Hopton, Holloway, Lea and neighbourhoods”

Transcriptions by Rosemary Lockie, © Copyright 1996

WIRKSWORTH is a market-town, in the parish of its name, which is partly in the hundred of Wirksworth, and extending into those of Appletree and High Peak; 139 miles from London, 48 S.S.E. from Manchester, 20 S.E. from Buxton, 14 S. by W. from Chesterfield, the like distance N.N.W. from Derby, 6 N.W. from Belper, and 3 S. from Matlock Bath; situate near to the direct road from the metropolis to Manchester. In Domesday survey it is called Werchesvorde, but, according to vulgar tradition, it took its derivation from the circumstance of malefactors being condemned to work in the lead-mines here, and their labours proving valuable, it was said their work is worth, hence the easy transition to its present mode of spelling.

Wirksworth comprises three manors: first, the King's, or paramount manor, in right of his dutchy of Lancaster, for which there are annually two courts baron held about Easter and Michaelmas, and a court-leet for the wapentake at Easter; Richard Arkwright, Esq. of Willersley Castle, being the present lord of this manor and wapentake, as lessee of the crown: he is also lessee of the King's or mineral duties and privileges of the whole wapentake. The second is the rectory, or the dean of Lincoln's manor, for which a court is held once a year. The third is a manor extending, as it is said by Lysons, into the townships of Middleton, Hopton, Carsington, Kirk Ireton, and Hognaston, and called Holland's or Richmond's manor, granted by the crown, in 1553, to Ralph Gell, Esq. of Hopton, whose descendant, Philip Gell, Esq. of Hopton Hall, is the present lord. The magistrates in the town and neighbourhood sit on the market-day; but there is no particular government, a constable and headborough being the only municipal officers. The town-hall is a handsome building of stone and the mote-hall is a neat modern erection; in the latter mineral causes are adjudged at Easter and Michaelmas. Wirksworth is one of the stations, appointed by the new Boundary Act, for receiving votes at the election of knights of the shire to represent the southern division of the county.

The lead business has been for centuries the staple trade of the place; but, from exhaustion and other causes, the productiveness of the mines has greatly decreased, and the prosperity of this town has consequently declined. About sixty years ago a pig of lead, weighing 126 pounds, was discovered on Cromford moors, with the name of the Emperor Adrian, in raised letters, upon it, and others of a similar kind have been found in places adjacent; these circumstances form good evidence that mines of this metal were worked here by the Romans, and it is ascertained that the Saxons found them productive in the eighth century. The denominative qualities of the lead ore are distinguished by the names of bing and peser, and a third, which, being passed through a sieve in washing, is called smitham; the fourth, caught by a slow stream of water, is termed beleand, and is as fine as flour, but the most inferior in quality. All the ore, as it comes from the mines, is beaten in pieces, and washed by women; the lead is then melted in furnaces, and poured into moulds of various sizes.

There are several considerable manufactories for hats in the town and neighbourhood, and one for tape and smallwares; gingham weaving and woolcombing also give employment to many of the inhabitants. The small river Ecelesbourn affords facilities to some of these branches, and likewise turns several corn-mills. The Cromford canal runs parallel with the river for the dimance of about three miles, passing on to Whaley, in Cheshire, where it communicates with the Peak Forest canal. The completion of that great undertaking, the 'Cromford and High Peak Railway', which crosses the road by means of a bridge of one arch, between Wirksworth and Cromford, is a great local convenience.

The edifices for divine worship comprise the parish church, and chapels for baptists, independents and Wesleyan methodists. The church, which is dedicated to St. Mary, is a handsome structure in the later style of English architecture, with a square tower, supported in the centre by four large pillars, and contains some ancient monuments. The living is a vicarage, in the patronage of the Dean of Lincoln; the present incumbent is the Rev. John Harward. The principal charities consist of the free grammar school, founded and endowed by Anthony Gell, of Hopton, in 1576, and rebuilt within these few years, at an expense of £2,000. and upwards; alms-houses for six poor persons, founded by the same benevolent gentleman; and divers bequests made by charitable individuals, whereby the poor are benefitted at certain periods.

In Wirksworth are several genteel residences, and in the neighbourhood are Willersley castle, the seat of Richard Arkwright, Esq. Hopton hall, the seat of Philip Gell, Esq. &c. &c. The general aspect of the country here is fertile, producing fine herbage, and corn of most descriptions, except on the north side, which, in consequence of the devastation and spoil made by the mining operations, has rather a sterile and barren appearance, although it affords good pasturage for cattle. From the lofty eminence of Alport, and the craggy precipice of Stourris or black rock, rich and extensive prospects are obtained, which for boldness and diversity have few parallels in England. Near the contiguous hamlet of Middleton are groupes of stones, which antiquaries decide to have been of druidical arrangement.

The weekly market is on Tuesday: fairs are on Shrove Tuesday, Easter Tuesday, May 12th, July 8th, September 8th, and the third Tuesday in November, for cattle, pedlary &c. the last named being also a statute fair for hiring servants. The entire parish of Wirksworth contained, in 1821, 7,315 inhabitants, and in 1831, 7,754, of which last number 5,096 were returned for the town, including 1,014 belonging to the hamlet of Middleton-by-Wirksworth.

CROMFORD, a market-town and township, in the parish of Wirksworth, situate about midway between that town and Matlock, is eminently distinguished by the extensive cotton works, established by the late Sir Richard Arkwright, the father of the improvements effected in this branch of trade in this country. These works are now in the proprietary of Messrs. Peter Arkwright and Co. which, with the lead mines, smelting works, manufacture of red lead, grinding and preparing calaminaris, &c. give employment to a great number of hands, and renders this village of high importance in a mercantile view, to which the Cromford canal, and "Cromford and High Peak railway", are great auxiliaries.

Willersley castle, the beautiful seat of Richard Arkwright, Esq. stands on the south side of a commanding eminence, which terminates the extensive range of rocks that forms the eastern boundary of the Derwent in its course through Matlock dale: the castle consists of a body, in the form of an oblong square, having a circular tower rising from the centre of the roof, and semi-circular ones projecting from the entrance and the two wings, with a round tower at each angle: the whole edifice is embattled, and the exterior of white free stone. This building was erected by the late Sir Richard Arkwright, in the year 1782; & on the 8th of August, 1791. the house (before it was inhabited) was, by an overheated stove, set on fire, and the combustible part consumed. The present mansion is furnished with great taste and neatness; the gardens and walks are most judiciously laid out, and the plantations are rich and extensive; the gardens are opened to the public every Monday and Thursday.

The chapel here, under the establishment, was begun by the late Sir Richard Arkwright, and finished by his son Richard; the living is a perpetual curacy, in the gift of the family. Here are a Wesleyan methodist chapel, and Sunday schools, the latter established by the late Sir Richard Arkwright, to whom, indeed, the origin of the town may be entirely ascribed. In 1790 this gentleman obtained the grant of a market, which is now held on Saturday. The township contained, at the last census, 1,291 inhabitants.

ALDERWASLEY is a township, in the parish of Wirksworth, about two miles E. by S. from that town. The mansion of Francis Hurt, Esq. is pleasantly situate near the church, and commands an extensive prospect. Population 424.

BRASSINGTON, a township and village, in the parish of Bradbourn, and in the hundred of Wirksworth, is four miles N.W. from the last named town, and contains about 700 inhabitants, principally in agricultural employment.

CARSINGTON is a small parish, about two miles and a half W. from Wirksworth, containing a small ancient church, dedicated to St. Margaret; the living is a rectory, of which the dean of Lincoln is the patron. The parish contained, in 1831, 286 inhabitants, who are chiefly supported by agriculture and mining.

HOPTON is a small township, in the parish of Wirksworth, about two miles W. by S. from that town, placed in a deep valley, and guarded by lofty rocks. Here is the seat of Philip Gell, Esq. chairman of the quarter sessions for the county, whose family has been resident here since the time of Queen Elizabeth. In the village are alms-houses for two poor men and two poor women, erected by Sir Philip Gell in 1719 The population is 118.

HOLLOWAY and LEA are two villages, two and a half miles from Cromford, containing considerable lead works, a manufactory for hosiery and merino spinning, and one for hats. The situation of these village is highly picturesque. From Lea the inclined plane of the High Peak railway ascends to the summit of the lofty bills which environ Cromford. Lea, or Dethwick Lea, and Holloway (in the parish of Ashover), form one hamlet, containing 675 inhabitants.

POST OFFICE:- Coldwell-street, WIRKSWORTH, Mrs. Mary Brace, Post Mistress:- Letters from LONDON and DERBY arrive every day at half- past twelve, and are despatched every morning at twenty minutes past six:- Letters from BAKEWELL and the NORTH arrive every morning at six, and are despatched every afternoon at one.

GENTRY AND CLERGY.
Allsop Mr. William, Brassington
Alsop Mrs. -, Lea Hurst
Arkwright Peter, esq. Rock House, Cromford
Arkwright Richard, esq. Willersley castle
Armstrong Mrs. -, St. John st
Bradshaw Mrs. -, Green hill
Charlton Capt. Wm., Brassington hall
Colledge Mrs. -, North end
Colledge Mrs. Hannah, North end
Evans Miss Elizb., Cromford bridge
Gell Mrs. -, Gate house
Gell Philip, esq. Hopton hall
Gell Rev. Robert, Gate house
Goodwin Captain Francis Green, Wigwell
Greenough Mrs. Mary, North end
Hall Miss Mary, Cromford bridge
Hall Mr Thomas, Hopton
Harward Rev. John, Vicarage
Haslam Mrs. Mary, North end
Heap Mr. John, Wash green
Hodgkinson Mr. Edmund, West end
Hubbersty Mrs. -, North end
Hubbersty Rev. Nathan, North end
Hunt Mr. Joseph, West end
Hunt Mr. William, Bole hill
Hurt Charles, esq. Coldwell st
Hurt Charles, jun. esq. Coldwell st
Hurt Francis, esq. Alderwasley hall
Hurt Major James, St. John st
Hurt Richard, esq. Coldwell st
Jackson Mr. Henry, Market place
Mason Mrs. Ann, Pig market
Mitchell Mrs, -, St. John st
Mitchell Rev. -, St. John st
Nightingale William E. S., esq. Lea Hurst
Nuttall Mrs. Sarah, St. John st
Oldfield Mr. John, Hopton
Page Mrs. Sarah, Church yard
Peel the Misses, North end
Phabay Captain -, Town head
Shaw Mr. James, Bole hill
Smedley Miss Mary, North end
Smith Miss -, West end
Taylor Mrs. Ann, St. John st
Tomlinson Mr. Thomas, Rise end
Toplis Mr. George, Brassington
Wager Mr. Jasper, New bridge
Ward Mrs. Ann, North end
Wheatcroft Mr. Abraham, Cromford

ACADEMIES AND SCHOOLS.
Not otherwise described are Day Schools.
Briddon Maria, Dale
Brough Mary, (ladies' brdng) Church st
FREE SCHOOL, Church yard:- Rev. Nathan Hubbersty, head master
Hawley Ann, Middleton
Lovegrove Harriet, Carsington
Marshall Thomas, Coldwell st
Peal Marcellus, Coldwell st

ACADEMIES, &c. - Continued.
Peat Ellen, Middleton
Reynolds Samuel, Wash green
Slack Daniel, Brassington
Watson Alice, Brassington

AGENTS - LEAD ORE AND MINERAL.
Flint Joseph, Bole hill
Knowles Roger, Bailey's croft
Roseware John, North end
Smedley Thomas, Steeple Houses
Spencer Isaac, Middleton
Wilson Daniel, Coldwell st

ATTORNEYS.
Andrew John, St. John st
Hodgkinson George, St. John st
Hubbersty Philip, Coldwell st
Page Francis Bradshaw, Coldwell st

AUCTIONEERS.
Jackson Joseph, Church st
Tomlinson John, St. John st

BAKERS & FLOUR DEALERS.
Adams Obadiah, Middleton
Anable James, North end
Boden Edward, Cromford
Bowmer Francis, New bridge
Brooks Hugh, St. John st
Burton Thomas, Cromford
Macbeth Isaac, St. John st
Radford Joseph, Holloway
Swindell Thomas, Brassington
Taylor Dorothy, St. John st

BANKERS.
Arkwright Richard & Co., Causeway:-
  (draw on Smith, Payne and Smiths, London)
SAVINGS BANK, Pig market:- (open on Tuesday from eleven to one)

BASKET MAKERS.
Graham Thomas, West end
Maskery John, Causeway

BLACKSMITHS.
Bamford John, St. John st
Brocklehurst Richard, North end
Bunting William, Cromford
Gallimore John, St. John st
Gibbons Thomas, Dale
Gibbons Thomas, jun. Coldwell st
Grattan David, Middleton
Grattan David, jun. Middleton
Grattan John, North end
Grattan Joshua, Middleton
Hawley William, Middleton
Land John, West end
Radford John, Holloway
Radford John, Brassington
Spencer James, Hopton
Watson Henry, Brassington
Winson William, Green hill

BLEACHERS.
Stevenson William and James, Wash green

BOOKSELLERs, PRINTERS AND STATIONERS.
Coates George, Market place
Fearn James, Cromford
Whittaker James, Market place

BOOT & SHOE MAKERS.
Bamford George, St. John's lane
Bealey John, St. John st
Bland James, Middleton
Blount Joseph, Belper Lane end
Brocklehurst Richard, Cromford
Buckley Benjamin, Middleton
Bush John, St. John st
Clark Timothy, St. John st
Clay Barton, Coldwell st
Clemmenson George, Bailey croft
Doxey Joseph, Green hill
Flint Walter, Cromford
Frost Joseph, Warm brook
Gaunt John, Holloway
Gibson John, Lea
Greatorex Joshua, Carsington
Griffin Silvanus, Coldwell st
Hanson Isaac, Church yard
Heaton William, Cromford
Hewitt Anthony, Cromford
Jepson Jonathan, Market place
Lee Isaac, Brassington
Lowe Samuel, Town head
Lymn Charles, Cromford
Mather Robert, Dale
Mellor John, Brassington
Oldham Thomas, Holloway
Peal Charles, Church lane
Peat Anthony, St. John st
Peat Phineas, Market place
Peat Richard, Wash green
Peat William, Causeway
Seeds Mary, St. John st
Shaw Thomas, Market place
Stone Mark, St John's lane
Taylor Edward, Wash green
Taylor John, Dale
Taylor John, Alderwasley
Taylor William, Church yard
Tomlinson James, Coldwell st
Udall William, North end
Walker Abraham, Middleton
Walker John, Brassington
Walker William, Brassington
Wall Hugh, Church yard
Wild John, Coldwell st
Wild Thomas, Green hill
Wilkinson George, Cromford
Wilkinson Robert, Carsington
Winson Joshua, St. John st
Wright John, Holloway
Wyld Isaac, Church yard

BRAZIERS AND TIN-PLATE WORKERS.
Budworth George, Crimble court
Marsden Henry, Market place
Oates Jonathan, Cromford
Spencer John, China house yard

BRICK MAKER.
Hodgkinson Thomas, Wirksworth moor

BUTCHERS.
Abbott William, Dale
Abbott William, Middleton
Amatt John, St. John st
Clark Samuel, Alderwasley
Clough John, Dale
Clough William, North end
Edge Richard, Brassington
Farrand Anthony, St. John st
Green Thomas, Dale
Hall Francis, Church yard
Hall Job, St. John st
Higgott William, Cromford
Maskery John, Dale
Ogden Job, Wash green
Ogden John, North end
Ogden Joseph, Coldwell st
Ogden William, North end
Rowland John, Dale
Slack Ellen, St. John st
Slack John, Market place
Slack Josiah & Son, Middleton
Spencer Francis, West end
Spencer Peter, Middleton
Spencer Richard, St John st
Spencer Richard, Middleton
Spencer William, Middleton
Udall John, Green hill
Walton William, Brassington

CLOG & PATTEN MAKERS.
Hunt William, North end
Wild Joseph, St. John st

COAL DEALERS
Frost Benjamin, Dale
Frost Samuel, West end

COOPERS.

Bailey Thomas, West end
Ford Samuel, St. John st
Roberts Joseph, Market place

COTTON SPINNERS.
Arkwright Peter and Co., Cromford

CURRIERS AND LEATHER CUTTERS.
Lancashire Joseph, West end
Nuttall Samuel, Wash green
Poyzer John, china House yard
Shipley Francis Henry, Cromford

DRUGGISTS.
Brown Thomas, Cromford
Ford Joshua, Market place
Frost William, Market place
James Alexander, Market place
Staley Francis, Cromford
Toplis John, Cromford

DYERS - GARMENTS, &c.
Bamford Elizabeth, Green hill
Buxton German, Warm brook
Twigg Mary, Church yard

FARRIERS.
Briddon John, Coldwell st
Dicken John, (and horse breaker) West end
Gallimore John, St. John st
Wragg George, Green hill

FIRE, &c. OFFICE, AGENTS.
ROYAL EXCHANGE, Thomas Tomlinson, Rise end
SUN, Francis B. Page, Coldwell st

GINGHAM &c. MANUFACTURERS.
Kniveton Charles, (and checks, handkerchiefs, frockings, &c.)
  West end
Kniveton George, (& striped cottons, checks, frockings, &c.)
  Dale, and Market place
Waterall George, Market place

GROCERS & TEA DEALERS.
(See also Shopkeepers, &c.)
Ford Joshua, Market place
Frost Samuel, West end
Frost William, (and tallow chandler) Market place
Green James, Cromford
Lee John, Cromford
Marsh William, Green hill
Mason William, Cromford
Percival Benjamin, Coldwell st
Scott Mathias, Market place
Spencer Hannah, Market place
Spencer William, St. John st
Staley Francis, Cromford
Tipper Joseph, St. John st
Toplis John, Cromford
White Samuel Moore, Cromford
Wilson George, Market place
Wright and Sons, Market place

HAT MANUFACTURERS.
(See also Hatters.)
Ballington Anthony, St. John st
Rolley James, Cromford
Thelwall John, Mill house
Walker William, Lea
Wood Samuel, Dale

HATTERS.
Hall James, (and hosier) Market pl
Holmes Anthony, Cromford
Kniveton George, Coldwell st
Roose Richard, Cromford

HOSIERY MANUFACTURER.
Smedley John, (and merino spinner) Lea mill

INNS.
Crown, Samuel Harley, Market pl
Greyhound, Geo. Higgott, Cromford
Red Lion, Benj. White, Market pl

IRON MASTERS.
Mold John & Charles, Alderwasley, and Morley Park Iron works

IRONMONGERS.
Sanders James, (& smith) Market pl
Staley Francis, Cromford
Webster George, Coldwell st

JOINERS.
Bastings Thomas, Middleton
Britland Robert, Cromford
Brownson John, China House yard
Dakin John, Causeway
Evans Noah, Brassington
Fox Robert, Green hill
Godbehere John, (and millwright) North end
Greatorex John, St. John st
Killer John, Middleton
Killer Samuel, Middleton
Newton Thomas, Church st
Shaw Hugh, Market place
Spencer William, St. John st
Stone William, Cromford
Taylor Samuel, Alderwasley
Twigg John, Hopton

LEAD MERCHANTS.
Alsop John, Lea bridge and Crich
Wass Joseph, Lea Lead works

LIME BURNERS & DEALERS.
Shaw John, Steeple houses
Waterfield John, North end
Waterfield Nathaniel, North end
Wint Samuel, West end

LINEN AND WOOLLEN DRAPERS.
Allen George, Cromford
Dale George Tertius, St. John st
Evans Samuel, Market place
Green James, Cromford
Hall Samuel, Market place
Heap George, St. John st
Scott Matthias, Market place
Waterall George, Market place
White Samuel Moore, Cromford

MALTSTERS.
Atherton James, Brassington
Gell Daniel, Cromford
Higgott George, Cromford
Hodgkinson Thomas, Wirksworth
Newton Thomas, Church st
Poyser Samuel and Richard, Market place
Shaw John and Thomas, Steeple houses
Shaw Thomas, St. John st
Wilson John and Son, North end

MERCHANTS.
Wheatcroft Nathaniel and Son, (timber, corn, coal and slate)
  Cromford

MILLERS & FLOUR DEALERS.
Else William, Lea
Richardson William, New bridge

MILLINERS AND DRESS MAKERS.
Adams Mary, Middleton
Adams Sarah, Middleton
Buckley Grace, Middleton
Charlton Hannah, Brassington
Else Mabel, Middleton
Fearn Sarah, Brassington
Frost Grace, Middleton
Fryer Elizabeth, Cromford
Gell Ann, North end
Kinder Elizabeth, St. John st
Peat Eliza, Church yard
Shaw Ann, Middleton
Sheppard Mary, Bailey's croft
Slack Mary, Brassington
Smith Hannah, St. John st
Spencer Mary, Middleton

PAINT MANUFACTURERS.
CROMFORD MINERAL PAINT WORKS, Cromford:- Geo. Tissington, agent
Pegg Robert, Wash green

PERFUMERS AND HAIR CUTTERS.
Atkins Mary, St. John st
Fearn Jas. (& bookseller) Cromford
Mee James, Market place

PLASTERERS.
Potter James, Wash green
Potter William, New bridge

PLUMBERS AND GLAZIERS.
Harley Daniel, Coldwell st
Harley Samuel, Market place
Parker William, Cromford
Pickard Gill, Coldwell st
Poyser Richard, West end
Twigg John, Causeway

PORTER DEALERS.
Frost Samuel, West end
Wright & Sons, (& hop seed, wine and spirit) Market place

SADDLERS AND HARNESS MAKERS.
Adams Obadiah, Cromford
Allsop Charles, North end
Wall Richard, Market place

SEEDSMEN.
Allsop Isaac, Dale
Bromley Robert, Coldwell st
Fowke Jesse, St. John st

SHOPKEEPERS & DEALRS IN GROCERIES & SUNDRIES.
Adams Obadiah, Middleton
Allen George, Cromford
Anable James, North end
Bacon John, Carsington
Bamford John, Dale
Britland Anthony, Cromford
Burton Thomas, Cromford
Buxton Edmund, Brassington
Cheetham John, Middleton
Greenhough John, North end
Hall Thomas, Bole hill
Holmes Anthony, Cromford
Killer John, Middleton
Kirk Richard, Brassington
Mappleback John, North end
Marsh Elizabeth, Wash green
Marshall Sarah, Alderwasley
Moore Caleb, Middleton
Potter Lydia, Cromford
Radford Jemima, Holloway
Richardson Charles, Market place
Richardson William, New bridge
Smedley Job, Cromford
Smith George, Holloway
Spencer Hannah, Market place
Spencer John, Middleton
Sterland Susannah, Cromford
Street Mary Ann, Cromford
Swain Mary, Mill houses
Wagstaffe John, Cromford
Walker William, Bole hill
Walton Thomas, Brassington
Watson Henry, Brassington
Wesson Martha, Cromford
Wright William, Brassington

STAY MAKERS.
Peal & Jackson, North end
Wall Samuel, Bree field

STONE AND MARBLE MERCHANTS.
Pickard George, (Hopton stone) North end
Sims William, (stone) Holloway

STONE MASONS.
Gearn James & Co., Brassington
Maskery John, Wash green
Pickard George, North end
Smedley John, St. John st
Webster John, St. John St

STRAW HAT MAKERS.
Lancashire Julia, Town head
Peat Ann, Causeway
Roose Ann, West end
Rosewarne Hannah, Coldwell st
Spencer Grace, St. John st
Tomlinson Elizabeth, Warm brook

SURGEONS.
Brown Thomas, Cromford
Cantrell William, West end
Poyser Thomas, Coldwell St
Shaw Francis, West end

TAILORS.
Bamford John, Dale
Barker Benjamin, Bailey's croft
Bastings Robert, Middleton
Bowler Thomas, Ashbourn road
Dale George Tertius, (and draper) St. John Street
Elliott William, Coldwell st
Gray Hugh, Cromford
Hill Charles, (& draper) Cromford
Hopkin William, Brassington
Levy Thomas, Dale
Sims James, West end
Stafford Matthew, Cromford
Torr George, Brassington
Turner George, St. John st
Wagstaff Joseph, Cromford
Wain Thomas, Cromford
Walker John, Church st
Wall Joshua, Dale
Wesley John, Coldwell st

TANNER & FELLMONGER.
Webster Joseph, (& leather dresser) New bridge

TAVERNS & PUBLIC HOUSES.
Angel, Job Weston, Coldwell st
Bear, Samuel Clark, Alderwasley
Black's Head, George Heald, Market pl
Blue Bell, Daniel Gell, Cromford
Blue Bell, John Tomlinson, St. John st
Board, John Else, Holloway
Board, Henry Fletcher, Mill houses
Bull, Charles Richardson, Market place
Bull's Head, John Walker, Cromford
Chequers, Thomas Brooks, Bole hill
Chequers, John Kinder, Mill houses
Cock, John Mart, Cromford
Cromford and High Peak Railway Inn, Joshua Weston, Steeple houses
Crown, Joshua Roper, Cromford
Dog & Partridge, Mary Allsop, Market pl
Gate, William Toplis, Brassington
George & Dragon, Wm. Fearn, Brassington
George and Dragon, William Young, Cromford Bridge
Glazier's Arms, Thos. Frost, Market place
Green Man, Francis Spencer, West end
Greyhound, Joseph Hall, Market place
Holly Bush, Benj. Kniveton, Bole hill
Hope & Anchor, Eliz. Hunt, St. John st
Horse Shoe, Joseph Radford, Lea
Jug & Glass, George Flint, Lea
King's Head, John Frost, Coldwell st
Miners' Arms, Anthy. Gould, Carsington
Miners' Arms, Thos. Ogden, New bridge
Miners' Arms, Thomas Slack, Brassington
Miners' Standard, Wm. Slack, Middleton
Nelson's Arms, James Gell, Coldwell st
Nelson's Arms, Isaac Spencer, Middleton
Pig of Lead, William Peat, Cromford
Recruiting Serjeant, Benj. Frost, Dale
Rising Sun, David Walker, Middleton
Rose & Crown, Jos. Pickard, Coldwell st
Royal Oak, William Ogden, North end
Ship, John Colledge, Wash green
Spread Eagle, Robt. Jackson, Market pl
Thorn Tree, John Potts, Brassington
Tiger, William Lowe, St. John st
Wheat Sheaf, John Bealey, St. John st
White Lion, Thos. Collinson, Coldwell st

Retailers of Beer.
Bamford John, Dale
Bamford John, St. John st
Boden Anthony, Cromford
Retailers of Beer - Continued.
Boden Edward, Cromford
Boyd William, China house yard
Bush John, St. John st
Byard William, China house yard
Gallimore John, St. John st
Gell Joseph, Wash green
Greatorex Thomas, Carsington
Hawley John, Dale
Hodgkinson Joshua, Cromford
Roose John, New bridge
Sheldon Joseph, Cromford
Slack Robert, Brassington
Smith George, West end
Waterfield John, North end
Watson Henry, Brassington
Wheatcroft Mary, North end

TURNERS & CHAIR MAKERS.
Brownson John, China house yard
Dean John, St. John st
Greatorex Robert, St. John st
Holehouse Thomas, Warm brook
Mappleback John, North end

WATCH & CLOCK MAKERS.
Cotterill John, Coldwell st
Hill John, Cromford
Shaw Edward, Market place

WHEELWRIGHTS.
Godbehere John, North end
Haines John, Lea
Knowles William, Brassington
Ludlam John, Cromford
Roper Joshua, Cromford
Smith William, Brassington
Wilson John & Son, St. John st

WOOL-COMBERS & HOSIERS.
Godbehere Samuel, Warm brook
Jepson William, St. John st
Rogers William, Wash green

Miscellaneous.
Bacon John, parish clerk, Carsington
Bacon Nathaniel, iron founder, Cromford
Bailey Thos., deputy constable, West end
Cotes George, painter, Market place
Cowlishaw Wm., supervisor, West end
Crooks Abraham, nail maker, St. John st
Frost Samuel, rope maker, Pig market
Heap George, clothier, St. John st
Kinder John, wireworker, Causeway
Marshall John, bailiff for the hundred of Wirksworth,
  and high constable, Coldwell street
Riley, Evans & Co. smallware manufactrs. Mill houses
Shaw Sarah, Birmingham and Sheffield warehouse, Market place
Springthorpe William, engineer, Cromford
STAMP OFFICE, Coldwell st
Taylor Samuel, parish clerk, Alderwasley
Walker Wm., parish clerk, Brassington
Webster John, dealer in cast metal goods, St. John street
Wheatcroft John, land surveyor, North end

BAR MASTERS.
Joshua Hodgkinson, (for the liberty of Cromford) Cromford
Thomas Slack, (for the liberty of Brassington) Brassington

COACHES.
All call at, or go from the Greyhound, Cromford, when not otherwise
expressed.
To LONDON, the Peveril of the Peak and the Royal Bruce (from
Manchester every evening at half-past five.
To BIRMINGHAM, the Defiance (from Sheffield) every morning at half-
past eleven.
To BUXTON, the Peak Guide, every morning at half-past eight.
To DERBY a Car for passengers, from the Rose and Crown, Wirksworth,
every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at eight.
To MANCHESTER, the Lord Nelson (from Nottingham) calls at the
Greyhound, and the Lady Nelson, calls at the William the Fourth,
every morning at half-past nine:- and the Royal Bruce and the
Peveril of the Peak (from London) every day at twelve.
To NOTTINGHAM, the Lord Nelson (from Manchester) calla at the
Greyhound, and the Lady Nelson, calls at the William the Fourth,
every afternoon at half-past three.
To SHEFFIELD, the Defiance (from Birmingham) every afternoon at
half-past three.

CARRIERS.
To LONDON, German Wheatcroft and Son's Van, from Cromford, three
days a week
To ALFRETON, Thomas Topham, from the Crown, Cromford, every Monday.
To ASHBOURN, Joseph Frost, from the King's Head, Wirksworth, every
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
To BAKEWELL and BELPER, a Mail Cart, for light parcels, every
afternoon at one.
To CHESTERFIELD, - Rose, from the Crown, Cromford, every Saturday.
To DERBY, - Stevenson, from his house, New bridge, every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday:- and Job Western, from the Angel, Coldwell
street, three days a week.
To SHEFFIELD - Blundsley, from the Crown, Cromford, every Friday.

CONVEYANCES BY WATER.
To LONDON, BRISTOL & the WEST, and LIVERPOOL, MANCHESTER
and the NORTH, German Wheatcroft and Son's Fly Boats, from
Cromford, three days a week.
To NOTTINGHAM, GAINSBORO', BOSTON and all parts of the EAST, German
Wheatcroft and Sons, three days a week:- & Nathaniel Wheatcroft &
Son, from Cromford, every Tuesday and Friday.
To STOKE, and the POTTERIES, Nathaniel Wheatcroft and Son, from
Cromford, every Tuesday and Friday.

Description(s) from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835.
Transcribed by Rosemary Lockie in May 1996.

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