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Help and advice for DORE, Derbyshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

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DORE, Derbyshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"DORE, a chapelry in the parish of Dronfield, hundred of Scarsdale, in the county of Derby, 5 miles S.W. of Sheffield, its post town, and 10 N.W. of Chesterfield. It is situated near the river Sheaf, and, with the township of Totley, forms an ecclesiastical-district. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in the manufacture of saw and scythe handles, in brick-making, and in the preparation of copperas.

There are stone-quarries and a small colliery. The moorlands abound in game. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Lichfield, value £90, in the patronage of Earl Fitzwilliam. The church is a modern stone edifice with a tower. The parochial charities produce about £45 per annum, of which £33 goes to Turie and Dewce's school. The Duke of Devonshire and Lord Middleton are lords of the manor."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]