Wright's Directory of South Derbyshire 1874
Codnor & Loscoe. These are hamlets in the parish of Heanor, now forming a township and ecclesiastical district. Codnor is 139 miles from London, 39 miles form Leicester, 5 miles SE from Alfreton, and 6 from Belper. It is in the Hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, Basford Union, county court district and rural deanery of Alfreton and archdeaconary of Derby. There is a station on the Erewash valley branch of the Midland Railway. The Rectory house is a handsome stone building, near the church. The living is a rectory of the annual value of £150 in th egift of th ecrown and the bishop of the diocese alternately. The Wesleyan, Primitive, and United Free church Methodists, and the Baptists, have a chapel each. There are also National schools (erected in 1872) and British school. There are some small charitable bequests. Messrs. Oakes and Co's collieries are at Stoneyford and they employ a considerable number of hands. The acreage is 2000 and the population in 1871 was 4,534.
Brunt Richard and par. Clk
Thorpe (Mrs) Alice
Clarke (Mrs) Mary
Lambert (Mrs) Ruth
Langton (Mrs) Mary
Searson (Mrs) Elizabeth
Beecroft Hy. v Miners Arms
Birkin Thomas bhs Britannia
Clarke Thomas bhs Crown
Clarke Thomas v Jessop Arms
Gent Jno. v French Horn
Goodall Thomas bhs Sportsmans Inn
Gregory Edward v Lord Byron
Ratcliffe William v Old Glass House
Rowley Meshach v New Inn
Wilson George v Gate
Farmers ( * = land owners)
*Bowler William, Codnor Gate
Clarke Hy., Crosshill
Clarke Js. & Searson Js.
Else Jno. Codnor Breach
*White William J.
Winson (Mrs) Mary
Grocers & Shopkeepers
Cave (Mrs) Maria
Ripley Co-operative Society (branch)
Eyre William and draper
Farnsworth Samuel Jn.
Reach Joseph ale & porter merchant
Taylor William, beer retailer
Hutchinson Alxr. & Co. and tailers
Hutchinson A & Co.
Post, Money order, and Telegraph office, at Mr Thomas Farnsworth's. Letters arrive at 7.20am and are despatched at 7.25am. Post town Derby. Wall letter box at Loscoe cleared at 6.45am letters delivered about 9am
Brookhouse Miss Fanny, National School mistress
Buckland George C. agent Prudential Assurance Co.
Butterley Engineering Company Ltd collery owners & Iron masters
Davis Hy. O.D. British school master
George Eyre Architect and surveyor
Farnsworth Thomas, pharmacist and chemist and post master
Fowkes Alf, joiner and builder
Middleton Rev. Henry M.A. rectory
Peake Joseph, joiner and builder
Pine William Floyd, National School master
Wilkins Miss Sarah, National school mistress
St. James' Church. Services - Sunday, 10.30 and 6. Sacrement, six times a year. Rev. Hy. Middleton, M.A. Churchwardens, Messrs, S. Farnsworth and J Stirland. Harmonium, S. Peake. Clerk, Richard Blunt.