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

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SHARDLOW, Derbyshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"SHARDLOW, a township in the parish of Aston-upon-Trent, hundred of Morleston, county Derby, 7 miles S.E. of Derby, its post town, and 4 S.W. of Sawley railway station. The township is situated on the Trent and Mersey canal, near its confluence with the river Trent, and includes the hamlet of Great Wilne. On, the banks of the river are coal and timber wharves. About a quarter of a mile from the village the Trent is crossed by Cavendish Bridge, constructed in 1771.

Shardlow gives name to a Poor-law Union comprising 46 parishes or places in the counties of Derby, Leicester, and Nottingham, and contains the union poorhouse. There are salt works in the vicinity. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Lichfield, value £300. The church has a tower containing six bells. E. A. Holden, Esq., is lord of the manor."

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