"STAVELEY is a parish, in the hundred of Scarsdale, the village being about five miles E.N.E. from Chesterfield, and three S.W. from Barlborough; situate near the banks of the river Rother, and the Chesterfield canal. In the neighbourhood are mines of coal and iron-stone, with furnaces for smelting the ore; and in the village is a manufactory for painting brushes of a superior description, and brushes for machinery, belonging to a Mr. Fletcher."
[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]
Woodthorpe is a hamlet about 1.5 miles from Staveley village.
Handley is a hamlet 3 miles north-west with a Chapel of Ease built in 1838.
Poolsbrook is a large hamlet one mile east, largely built by the Staveley Coal and Iron Company.
West Inkersall is a hamlet one mile south.
Barrow Hill is a hamlet one mile west-north-west, built largely by Richard BARROW, J. P. It had St. Andrew's Chapel of Ease built in 1895.
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- Colin HINSON provides the transcription of the section for Staveley from the National Gazetteer (1868).
- John BARTHOLOMEW's "Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887)" lists:.
Staveley.-- par. and township with ry. sta., Derbyshire, 4 miles NE. of Chesterfield - par., 10,793 ac., pop. 9114; township, 6872 ac., pop. 8194; P.O., T.O.; has extensive collieries and ironworks, corn mills and Done mills, and mfrs. of spades, shovels, and brushes.
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