Extracts from

Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland & Nottinghamshire 1891

Codnor and Loscoe are hamlets constituting a civil parish. By an order of the County Council and by local government board Order No. 39,199, which came into operation 1st April, 1899. This parish was included in the Heanor Urban District Council. Codnor has a station at Crosshill, on the Heanor & Ripley branch of the Midland railway. The ecclesiastical parish was formed 1st Oct 1844, from the parishes of Denby, Heanor and Pentrich. The church of St. James, erected in 1844, at a cost of £2000, and situated near the railway station, about midway between the two villages, is a plain building of stone, in the gothic style, consisting of chancel and nave, and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing one bell.The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £200 including 4 acres of glebe, with residence in the alternate gift of the Crown and the Bishop of Southwell, and held since 1884 by the Rev. William Bates, Lic. Theol. of University College, Durham. There are Wesleyan, Free Methodist, Baptist and Primitive Methodist chapels here. The cemetary comprises about an acre and adjoins the churchyard; it is under the control of the burial board of 9 members formed in 1876. The principal land owners are The Butterley Company Limited, Henry Charles Vickers Hunter Esq. of Kilburne, The Ven, Archdeacon Woolley M.A. rector of east Bergholt, Suffolk, James John Arthur Woolley Esq. And Frederich Channer Corfield Esq. J.P. The soil is clayey, subsoil clayey. The land is principally pasture. The area is 2000 acres; taxable value £12,194; the population in 1881in Codnor was 3,591 and of the ecclesiastical parish 4,436.

Private Residents
Bates Rev. William, Vicarage
Corfield Frederick Channer JP
  Ormonde Fields House
Micklethwaite Rev. William
  (United Methodist Free Church)
Middleton (Mrs)
Royston (Mrs), Woodlinken
Peake Joseph, Hollywell House
Thorpe (Mrs)
Woolley John

Commercial
Bailey Charles, Lord Byron (PH)
Beresford William, grocer
Bostock William, farmer
Bowler William, farmer, Codnor Gate
Bowley William, athletic requisite
  manufacturer, wholesale boot &
  shoe manufacturer & general draper
Brown Henry, Butcher
Brown Thomas, farmer, Woodlinken
Burden Henry, Gate Inn (PH)
Burton Thomas, grocer
Byers James, shopkeeper
Carlin John William, painter
Cartledge James, chimney sweeper
Chester Ezra, linen draper &c
Cemetary (Arthur Floyd Pine, clerk to
  the burial board), Crosshill
Clark Francis, smith
Clarke Frederick, beer retailer
Clarke Jn. Thorn Tree (PH) Woodlinken
Clarke Matilda (Mrs), farmer Crosshill
Clarke William Henry, butcher
Clay Isaiah, boot maker
Corfield Frederick Channer J.P,
  mining engineer to the Butterley
  Company Ltd & manager of their
  Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire
  colleries, Ormonde Fields House
Eyre Brothers, builders
Eyre William, grocer & draper
Farnsworth S, grocer, Nottinham Road
Farnsworth Thomas, pharmaceutical
  chemist & postmaster.
Fowkes Alfred, builder & grocer
Gent Caphas, confectioner
Gent James, shopkeeper
Gill German, smallware dealer
Godber George, farmer Codnor breach
Graney William James, grocer

Grainger Henry, Boat Inn (PH) Stoneyford
Grainger Joshua, shopkeeper
Grainger Walter, shopkeeper
Halliday Joseph, French Horn (PH)
Handley Robert, blacksmith
Hardy William, shopkeeper
Holbrook John, stone mason
Holmes Henry, farmer Stoneyford
Holmes Richard, farmer, Brook farm
Kensit Henry Thomas, grocer
Kniveton Edward, shopkeeper
Land William, farmer
Martin Edwin, tallow chandler
Meakin Mary (Mrs), shopkeeper,
  Crosshill
Moss George, Miners Arms (PH)
Peake Joseph Jn., market gardener
Peake Samuel, grocer & provision

  dealer
Peake William Henry, watch maker
Riley Richard, earthenware dealer
Ripley Co-operative Society Limited
  (branch)
Robinson Hannah (Mrs), cow keeper
Rooks Wiliam Henry, boot maker
Rowland James, Jessop Arms (PH)
Saxton Robert, butcher
Searson Thorpe Hezekiah, paperhanger
Severn George, furniture broker
Severn Thomas, baker
Sheldon Annie (Mrs), grocer
Slack Samuel, butcher
Smith Jesse, pork butcher
Steeples Matthew, painter
Steeples George, baker
Taylor William, grocer ale & porter

  merchant & collector of poor taxes.
Thorpe James, draper
Tinkler Aldred, New Inn (PH)
Thomlinson Jn. Whatoff, junior
  hair dresser
Underwood Stephen, greengrocer
Walker George Henry, fish dealer
Warren Ernest, painter
Warren John, builder
Watson George, hardware dealer
Watson Thomas Henry, butcher
Wharnby Matilda (Mrs), shopkeeper
Wheeldon Thomas, shopkeeper
White William, Old Glass House (PH)
Woolley Charles, beer retailer
Woolley James Christopher, farmer
  Codnor Breach
Woolley Joseph Poundall , farmer
Worley John, shoe maker
Wright Arthur, butcher
Wright John, cowkeeper, Woodlinken

Schools 
National, erected in 1844 for 150 boys, 130 girls and 150 infants; average attendance, 130 boys, 90 girls and 95 infants, Arthur Floyd Pine, master; Mrs Harriet Pine, mistress, Mrs Eliza Dicken, infants mistress. 
United Methodist Free Church, erected in 1872 for 210 boys & girls, & 140 infants, average attendance, 170 boys & girls & 68 infants; William Marriot B.A. master; Miss Elizabeth Jane Martin infants mistress. 
 
Railway Station, Crosshill, George Walters, station master 
 
Codnor Gate hamlet is half a mile north, and is principally in this parish, but a portion is in Ripley parish; Loscoe is 1 mile south. Parish Clerk, William Floyd Pine. 
 
Post, M.O, T.O., S.B. & Annuity & Insurance office - Thomas Farnsworth, postmaster. Letters received from Derby at 6.20am; despatched at 8.55am & 7.10pm. Wall letter boxes, Crosshill, cleared at 6.40pm. Week days only, & Loscoe, cleared 6.30pm. Week days only. 

 
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