Kelly´s 1888 Descriptive Directory

An undated press clipping based on Kelly´s Publications

Supplied by Mrs E Wallace and pre-dating known 1891 publication before our cemetery grounds opened.

Hucknall Huthwaite formerly called Hucknall-under-Huthwaite, is a village and township, in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, on the Derbyshire border, with a station 1 mile north-west, called Woodend, on the Teversal branch of the Erewash railway : it is 2½ miles west from Sutton-in-Ashfield station, on the Mansfield branch of the Erewash railway, and 5 west from Mansfield, in the Mansfield division of the county, northern division of the wapentake of Broxtow, union, petty sessional division and county court district of Mansfield, rural deanery of Mansfield, archdeaconry of Nottingham and diocese of Southwell.   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 school-room at 10.30 and 6.30 on Sundays, and on Wednesdays, from Advent to Easter, at 7 p.m.   The Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists and New Methodist Connexion have places of worship here.   The manufacture of cotton hose is the principal 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 Robert Marsh Echersley Wilkinson Dodsley esq. J.P. of Skegby Hall, are the principal landowners.   The soil is clay.   The chief crops are wheat, hay, oats and barley, and good pasture land.   The area is 1,184 acres ; rateable value, £5,479 ; the population in 1871 was 1,547 and in 1881 was 2,228.   A cemetery, consisting of 2 acres of land, is shortly to be opened, and the control will be vested in the Local Board.

Post, Money Order & Telegraph Office - Samuel Lowe, postmaster.
Letters through Mansfield arrive at 8am; dispatched at 5.30pm.

Local Board. Board Room at the National School.
Board day, second tuesday in every month.
Clerk, George Hudson Hibbert, 56 Westgate, Mansfield.
Treasurer, Benjamin Howard, Union Bank, Mansfield.

Medical Officer - Peter Standen M.B., C.M. Brand house, Stanton hill.
Surveyor & Inspector of Nuisances, Edward Parr.   Collector, George Smith.

National Schools - (mixed), erected in 1868, at a cost of about £800, principally defrayed by the Dowager Countess of Carnarvon, for 280 children & 160 infants ; average attendance, 240 children & 130 infants ; Joseph Boardman, master ; Miss Mary Key, infants' mistress.

Railway Station Woodend, Benjamin Pointer, station master.

Carriers to Mansfield.
- William Allsop, William Burton, Samuel Lowe, John Pickover & John Shepherd, thurs.

Private Residents.
Barnes Aaron, Boot John, Boot Jn. Thos. F.R.G.S.I. The Orchards,
Rudge Theophilus Thomas, Shaw John, Watson Simeon at Hill house

Commercial Listings for Hucknall Huthwaite

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