Extracts from

History, Gazetteer & Directory of Derbyshire. By Samuel Bagshaw 1846

Codnor and Loscoe (new) parish contains 2000 acres of good strong clay freehold land and 1738 inhabitants, of the rateable value of £2682. The principal owners are C.V. Hunter Esq.; James, John and Samuel Woolley; Thomas Clarke; Joseph Stirland; Kohn Else; The Butterley Company, and others. The inhabitants are principally employed in farming, or in the coal and ironstone mines.

Codnor is a considerable village on the Alfreton and Nottingham road, 4¾ miles S.E. from Alfreton, and contains 251 houses and 1314 inhabitants, of whom 689 were males, and 625 were females. The church dedicated to St. James, is a neat plain structure, built by subscription and grants from various societies, at a cost of £2000, including a neat school near the church, and was consecrated in 1844 by the Bishop of Lichfield. It has a Nave, Chancel, Tower, and one Bell, and will seat 400 persons, of which 250 are free and unappropriated. The living is a perpetual curacy of the value of £150 per annum, in the patronage of the Crown and the Bishop of Lichfield alternately. The Rev. Henry Middleton, the first incumbent, appointed by the Crown; and the district was declared, by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, to be a district parish for all civil and ecclesiastical purposes. A Methodist chapel was built in 1827.


Those marked “1” reside at Codnor, the others at Loscoe.

1 Bryan Paul, parish clerk

Butterley Company Colliery,

Owners and ironfounders,

and manufacturers, Codnor

and Codnor park.

Buxton John, corn miller

1 Clayton Mr Benjamin

1 Clarke Joseph, overseer

Farnsworth Joseph, joiner

Griffin William H, coal agent

Hicking Jph. Jn, book keeper

Hogg Richard, gent

Hogg Thos. Jn, hosier, Rose


Joseph Hutsby, miner

1 Kirkland Mrs L

Middleton Rev. Henry

  Incumbent of Codnor

1 Parsons R.C, schoolmaster

1 Starkey William, tailer

1 Searson Mrs, straw hat maker

Sims Samuel, sawyer

Whittingstall E.F.Esq.

  colliery owner

Woolley James, gent

Woolley John, corn miller


Inns & Taverns

1 French Horn, Samuel Farnsworth

Gate, John White

1 Glass House, Chas. Whysall

Golden Ball, Samuel Hogg

1 New Inn, Thomas Clarke



Elliot John

Eyre Joseph

1 Hicking William

1 Hunt William



1 Clark Francis

1 Hunt William

Stavely Edward



Clayton Charles

Elliot John

1 Farnsworth Samuel Jn.


1 Clarke Francis, Crosshill

1 Clarke Joseph

1 Clarke Thomas

1 Flint John

1 Godber Joseph

Hicking Joseph, sen.

1 Hicking John

1 Hicking William

Hog Thomas, Rose Cottage

Milward Henry

1 Machin Mary, Gate

1 Martin Christopher

1 Peake Hannah

1 Shaw Michael

1 Slack William

1 Stirland Joseph

1 Starbuck T.N.

Watson Stephen

1 Watson Thomas

1 Woolley John

1 Woolley Samuel



Hogg Thomas, Rose Cottage

Milward Henry, and brewer



1 Clarke Thomas

1 Farnsworth Samuel. & baker

1 Farnsworth Samuel Jn.

Hicking George

1 Parker William

1 Peake Hannah

1 Searson Edward

Watson Stephen

1 Wright John, & leather cut



Derby, Joseph Eyre, van. Friday

& Nottingham, Wed & Sat.


Nottingham, Chas Whysall, van,

Mon, Wed and Sat


Coach to Buxton & Manchester

Every morning at 9 0’clock

and to Nottingham at 6 in the



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