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Hartshorne

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Archives & 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
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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 & 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.

Ian S. has a photograph of the Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2012.

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Directories

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Gazetteers

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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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History

David DIXON has a photograph of the Admiral Rodney Inn on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2016.

Malcolm NEAL also has a photograph of the Admiral Rodney Inn on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2017.

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Manors

Jonathan CLITHEROE has a photograph of the Manor House in Hartshorne on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2015.

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK327208 (Lat/Lon: 52.783793, -1.516615), Hartshorne which are provided by:

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Military History

  • The War Memorial stands just outside the entrance to Saint Peter's Church. Geoff Pick has a photograph of the front of the church with the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2003.
     
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Military Records

Jane TAYLOR in Redcar contributes this snippet from the Derby Mercury of 29 March 1804: "At the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace for this county, held yesterday in the County Hall, John CHAPMAN, charged with stealing a quantity of malt, the property of Mrs. GLOVER, of Hartshorn, had an offer from the Court to take his trial or enter into the army, when he chose the latter:"

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Newspapers

Jane TAYLOR in Redcar contributes this snippet from the Derby Mercury of 16 June, 1803, "MARRIED: On Tuesday se'nnight, at Hartshorn, in this county, Mr. Barnabas LEEDAM, grocer of Burton upon Trent, to Miss GLOVER, of the former place."

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Obituaries

Jane TAYLOR in Redcar provides this announcement from the Derby Mercury of 4 November, 1802: "DIED: On Thursday morning, the Rev. Stebbing SHAW, Rector of Hartshorn, in this county, and author of the History and Antiquities of the county of Stafford."

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Politics & 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

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Swadlincote petty session hearings every other Tuesday.
     
  • There is an index of about 9 Hartshorne Bastardy Papers held at the DRO on the Yesterdays Journey website. Select "Bastardy Papers" on the left side, then "Hartshorne" from the list of parishes displayed.
     
  • 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' school was built here in 1786 and opened the next year.