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 Midland railway : it is 2½ miles west from Sutton-in-Ashfield station, on the Ambergate, Mansfield and Southwell branch of the Midland 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 "Local Government Act, 1858," was adopted by the township July 9, 1873; and the local board consists of 9 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 7p.m. The Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists and New Methodist Connexion have places of worship here. A cemetery, consisting of 2 acres of land, opened in 1889, is controlled by the Local Board. The manufacture of cotton hose is the principle trade of the place, but a large colliery, opened in 1877, gives employment to upwards of 900 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 land owners. 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, £7,883; the population in 1871 was 1,547, and in 1881 was 2,028.
Post, Money Order & Telegraph Office
S. B. & Annuity & Insurance Office. - Samuel Lowe, postmaster.
Letters through Mansfield arrive at 8am; dispatched at 5.30pm.
Local Board. Roomed 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 of Health - Fredrick William Style LRCP
Surveyor & Inspector of Nuisances, Edward Parr, Market place. Collector, George Smith.
National Schools (girls and infants), erected in 1868, at a cost of about £800, principally defrayed by the Dowager Countess of Carnarvon, for 280 girls & 160 infants; average attendance, 130 girls & 80 infants; Joseph Boardman, master; Miss Mary Key, infant's mistress. Another National school now (1891) in course of erection.
Railway Station; - Woodend, Samuel Eaton, station master.
Carriers to Mansfield.
William Allsop, William Burton, Samuel Lowe, John Pickaver & John Shepherd, thurs.
Barnes Aaron, Boot John, Boot John Thomas F.R.G.S.I., Style Frederick William,
Tweedie Francis King M.B., Watson Simeon, Hill House
Allen George, White Swan PH
Allsop Frederick, stationer
Allsop William, farmer
Ashmore Charles, beer retailer
Ashmore Samuel, shopkeeper
Ball John, beer retailer
Ball Luke, farmer
Beardall Matthew, farmer
Beighton William, farmer
Beresford William, shopkeeper
Betts Samuel Wilson, hosiery manufacturer
Birkhead Thomas Collinson, commercial traveller
Blood Edward, shopkeeper
Blood John, shopkeeper
Bower Samuel, Portland Arms PH
Brammer Edward junior, beer retailer
Buckland & Parr, chemists & druggists
Burrows Edward, farmer
Burrows Henry, shopkeeper
Burrows Jeremiah, manager Co-operative stores
Burrows John George, hosiery agent
Cemetery (George Hudson Hibbert, Mans. burial clerk)
Clark Mrs. Hannah, shopkeeper
Clarke Joseph, butcher
Clarke William, farmer
Clay Joseph, Shoulder of Mutton PH
Cooper John Barnes, grocer
Coupe Charles Henry, boot warehouse
Crafts George, baker
Dor Charles, plumber
Elvidge Thomas, beer retailer
Evans Thomas Alfred, grocer
Farnsworth George, farmer
Farnsworth William, farmer
Gas Works (Thomas Collison, Birkenhead, secretary)
Goodall James, farmer
Goulden Thomas, draper
Hardy Andrew, shopkeeper
Herrod William, farmer & butcher
Hill William, framesmith
Hopkin Thomas, shopkeeper
Hopkin William, plumber
Kesteven Roland, Peacock PH
Kesteven Thomas, farmer
Leeson Charles, joiner
Lomas Ralph, farmer
Lowe Miss Lavina & Sarah, shopkeepers & hosiers
Lowe Samuel, grocer & post office
Machin William, farmer
Mycroft Matthew, farmer
New Hucknall Colliery Co. Ltd (Thomas Day, secretary)
North William, outfitter
Oxley Samuel, brick maker & beer retailer
Parr Edward, Market Place (assistant overseer also to local board.)
Pickover George, shopkeeper
Pilsworth John, hosier & farmer
Richards Mrs. Sarah, grocer
Robinson Thomas, farmer & grocer
Simpon William, shopkeeper & beer retailer
Smith George, collecter to the local board
Smith Henry, shopkeeper
Smith John, farmer
Spencer William S., grocer
Stones Alfred, shoe maker
Stones Henry, shoe maker
Stringfellow John, farmer
Stubbins George, farmer
Styles Frederick William L.R.C.P. (London. Surgeon to the local board)
Tagg John, farmer
Taylor Abraham, baker & grocer
Taylor Matthew, farmer
Thompson Jesse, farmer
Thompson Joseph, farmer
Thompson Thomas, beer retailer
Turner George, farmer
Tweedie Francis King M.B., B.ch., surgeon
Water Works (Edwin Parr, manager)
Watson Simeon, mining eng. & pit manager, Hillhouse
Wilson John, butcher & farmer
Wilson Richard, farmer
Wright Robert, farmer
Written 15 Dec 03 Revised 24 Feb 09 © by Gary Elliott