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Hartshorne

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Archives and Libraries

Hartshorne village is served by the Mobile Library on route 5, which stops on Repton Road every fourth Wednesday after noon.

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Census

  • The parish was in the Hartshorn sub-district of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Registration District.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2084
1861 R.G. 9 / 2268
1871 R.G. 10 / 3244 & 3245
1891 R.G. 12 / 2509

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Hartshorne area or see them printed on a map.

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Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter.
     
  • The church nave was entirely rebuilt in 1835.
     
  • The church was restored in 1902-03.
     
  • The church seats 350.
     
  • Jerry EVANS has a photograph of St. Peter's Church on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2007.
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Church Records

  • The Anglican parish registers date only from 1624 for marriages, and from 1666 for baptisms and burials.
     
  • The church was in the rural deanery of Repton.
     
  • The parish had Baptist and Wesleyan Methodists chapels built before 1912.
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Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
     
  • The parish was in the Hartshorn sub-district of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Registration District.
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Description and Travel

"HARTSHORN is a parish (having no dependent township), in the hundred of Repton and Gresley, 4 miles N.W. from Ashby-de-la-Zouch. There are mines of coal and iron-stone in the parish; the manufacture of wood screws is carried on to a great extent by Messrs. Wood, Smith and Port, and there is a respectable brewery belonging to Messrs. Brunt and Co. The church, which is dedicated to St. Peter, is in the early style of English architecture: the living is a rectory, in the patronage of the Earl of Chesterfield. the Rev. H. W. Buckley is the present incumbent. Population of the parish, at the last census, 1,204."

[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]

Hartshorne lies on the road from Derby to Ashby-de-la-Zouch, 4 miles north-west from Ashby-de-la-Douzh. The A154 arterial road runs through the parish.

Goseley and Midway are hamlets in the parish.

You can see pictures of Hartshorne which are provided by:

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Directories

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Gazetteers

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Hartshorne to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Hartshorne has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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Military History

  • The War Memorial stands just outside the entrance to Saint Peter's Church.
     
  • Chris PRESTON has a photograph of the War Memorial on the Derbyshire War Memorials website.
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Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derby county and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
     
  • This parish was in the ancient Repton and Gresley Hundred (or Wapentake).
     
  • In August, 1882, this Civil Parish was reduced in size in order to enlarge Smisby Civil parish.
     
  • You may contact the Hartshorne Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to assist with family history searches.
     
  • District governance is provided by the South Derbyshire District Council.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Swadlincote petty session hearings every other Tuesday.
     
  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act, this parish became a member of the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Poorlaw Union.
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Population

  Year  Inhabitants
1801 580
1821 870
1831 1,204
1851 1,350
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Schools

A Public Elementary School (mixed) was built in 1642 and restored in 1898.

An INFANTS' schooll was built here in 1786 and opened the next year.