Extracts from 
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.

Blacksmiths
Hanley Rt.
Severn Isaac

Boot Makers
Brunt Richard and par. Clk
Hornbuckle Jno
Jowett George
Riley Thomas
Spencer Erasmus
Warley Jn.

Cottagers
Brunt Richard
Farnsworth Samuel
Grainger Samuel
Hicking Js.
Peake Jno.
Peake Samuel
Slack Rt.
Thorpe (Mrs) Alice
Walters Jno.
Wheeldon Thomas

Dress Makers
Clarke (Mrs) Mary
Lambert (Mrs) Ruth
Langton (Mrs) Mary
Searson (Mrs) Elizabeth

Publicans
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

Frost Samson
*Godber George
*Stirland Joseph
*White William J.
Winson (Mrs) Mary
*Woolley George
*Woolley Joseph
*Woolley Samuel

Grocers & Shopkeepers
Cave (Mrs) Maria
Ripley Co-operative Society (branch)
Creswell Thomas
Eyre William and draper
Farnsworth Edward
Farnsworth Samuel
Farnsworth Samuel Jn.
Grainger Samuel
Peach Jno
Reach Joseph ale & porter merchant
Taylor Thomas
Taylor William, beer retailer
Wharmby Jno
Woolley George

Drapers
Ezra Chester
Hutchinson Alxr. & Co. and tailers

Tailors
Erskine Donald
Farnsworth Chs
Hutchinson A & Co.
Warrington Jno.

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

Private Residents 
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.

 
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