SUTTON-CUM-DUCKMANTON, Derbyshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868
"SUTTON-CUM-DUCKMANTON, a parish in the hundred of Scarsdale, county Derby, 4½ miles S.E. of Chesterfield, its post town, and 160 from London. In the vicinity are the Duckmanton colliery and iron works. The living is a rectory* with the vicarage of Duckmanton annexed, in the diocese of Lichfield, value £309. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, has several stained windows. The parochial charities produce about £23 per annum, of which £18 go to a school, which is free for the instruction of 20 poor boys. The principal residence is Sutton Hall, formerly the seat of the Harstones and Greys. It was fortified by Leake, Earl Scarsdale, for Charles I., but was taken in 1643. R. Arkwright, Esq., is lord of the manor." "DUCKMANTON, a hamlet in the parish of Sutton cum Duckmanton, hundred of Scarsdale, in the county of Derby, 3 miles E. of Chesterfield. The Adelphi Iron and Coal Works are situated in this hamlet, which was formerly a separate parish, but now united with Sutton. The living is a vicarage annexed to the rectory of Sutton, in the diocese of Lichfield. There is no church."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of
Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]