Hucknall-under-Huthwaite is a village and township, in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, on the Derbyshire border, 2 miles west from Sutton-in-Ashfield station, and 5 west from Mansfield, in the Northern division of the county, northern division of the wapentake of Broxtowe, union and county court district of Mansfield, rural deanery of Mansfield, archdeaconry of Nottingham and diocese of Lincoln. The nearest railway station is at Sutton-in-Ashfield. The township is governed by a local board of nine members. Divine service, conducted by the clergy of Sutton-in-Ashfield, is held in the local school room at 10.30 and 6.30 on Sundays, and on Wednesdays, from Advent to Easter, at 7 pm; the Rev. Foster Maynard Shaw B.A. Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, Curate. The Wesleyans and New Methodist Connexion have places of worship here. The manufacture of cotton hose is the principle trade of the place, but a large colliery, opened in 1877, gives employment to upwards of 500 hands. The Duke of Portland, who is Lord of the manor, the Dowager Countess of Carnarvon and R.M.E.W.Dodsley Esq. Are the principle landowners. The soil is clay. The chief crops are wheat, hay oats and barley and good pasture land. The area is 1,215 acres and 3 rood ; rateable value £5,422 3s ; the population in 1871 was 1,547 and in 1881 was 2,028.
Post Office - Samuel Lowe, postmaster.
Letters through Mansfield arrive at 8.30 am ; dispatched at 5.30 pm. The nearest money order office is at Sutton-in-Ashfield. The telegraph office is at Sutton-in-Ashfield.
Local Board. - Clerk - John Joseph Sharpe
Medical Officer - A.K. Dyer M.D. Sutton-in-Ashfield
Surveyor, Insp. of Nuisances & Collector - Robert Wright
National Schools - Erected in 1868, at a cost of about £800, principally defrayed by the Dowager Countess of Carnarvon; John Joseph Sharpe, master ; Mrs. Ann Sharpe, Mistress ; Miss Mary Parker, infants´ mistress.
Carriers to Mansfield.
William Allsop, William Burton, Samuel Lowe & John Shepherd, thursday.
Boot John. Thos. F.R.G.S.I. at The Orchards
Shaw Rev. Foster Maynard B.A. (curate)
Allsop George, Gas Works secretary
Allsop William, farmer
Ashmore Mrs. Sarah, beer retailer
Betts Samuel Wilson, hosier
Bostock Robert, beer retailer
Bower Samuel, Portland Arms
Brammer Edward, beer retailer
Buckland & Parr, chemists & druggists
Burrows Jeremiah, manager Co-operative stores
Burrows John George, hosiery agent
Cail William Lambert, coal agent
Clark Mrs. Hannah, shopkeeper
Clay Joseph, Shoulder of Mutton
Columbine Jonathan, farmer
Coup Mrs. Elizabeth, linen draper
Crafts William, baker
Cutts James, farmer
Day Thomas, Secretary New Hucknall Colliery Co. Limited
Dickens William Junior, beer retailer
Dickens William Senior, blacksmith
Farnsworth William, farmer
Gower John, shopkeeper
Herrod William, farmer & butcher
Hill William, framesmith
Hopkin Thomas, farmer & shopkeeper
Kesteven Roland, Peacock
Lowe Miss Lavinia & Sarah, shopkeepers & hosiers
Lowe Samuel, grocer & post office keeper
Moakes Miss Jane, grocer & beer retailer
Mycroft Matthew, farmer
Pilsworth John, hosier & farmer
Robinson Thomas, farmer & grocer
Sharpe John Joseph, clerk to local board & schoolmaster
Simpson Joseph, shopkeeper
Smith Henry, shopkeeper
Smith Joshua, hosier & grocer
Stendall Gilbert, farmer & beer retailer
Stones John, shoe maker
Taylor Matthew, hosier & farmer
Turner George, farmer
Watson Simeon, manager to New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd
Wilson John, butcher & farmer
Wilson Robert, White Swan
Wright Robert, grocer & provision dealer.
Written 19 Dec 04 Revised 24 Feb 09 © by Gary Elliott