"SNELSTON, a parish in the hundred of Appletree, county Derby, 3½ miles S.W. of Ashbourne, its post town, and 3 from Norbury railway station. The village is situated on the river Dove. A portion of the inhabitants are engaged in the coal mines. The living is a curacy annexed to the rectory of Norbury, in the diocese of Lichfield. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, has a square embattled tower. The Wesleyans have a place of worship. There are some charities, also a free school, which is supported by J. Harrison, Esq., the lord of the manor. Snelston Hall is the principal residence."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]
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