Great Hucklow

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Great Hucklow

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1857 Trade Directory

description of Great Hucklow from the 1857 Trade Directory

Hucklow, Great, township and pleasant village, on the Sheffield and Tideswell road, 2¼ miles N.E. from Tideswell, contains 1,166 acres of land, partly on grit, and partly on limestone, and in 1851, had 51 houses, and 232 inhabitants, of whom 124 were male and 108 female; rateable value £965. Mrs Wake, of Sheffield, is the lady of the manor and considerable owner. The executors of late John Radford Esq., and several others, are freeholders. This is a rich mineral district, and lead mines extend east and west of the village, to a considerable distance. Mining is the chief employment of the inhabitants . The Wesleyan Methodists have a neat chapel here, erected in 1806, and the Unitarians have a good one, erected in1796, of which the Rev. Robert Shenton is the pastor. The Presbyterian congregation was first established at Great Hucklow, by the Rev. William Bagshaw, acelebrated nonconformist divine, commonly called the Apostle of the Peak; he was also a native of the village.Great Hucklow was formerly parcel of the Duchy of Lancaster, manor of the High Peak, on lease to the Duke of Devonshire. Ralph de Archer, held a messuage and lands in Great Hucklow, in the reign of Edward I., by the service of keeping the King's forest with bow and arrows. A considerable freehold estate, then called manor in Great Hucklow, belonged to the Earl of Newcastle, in the reign of Charles I. This estate was sold to John Bagshaw, Esq., of Hucklow, from whom it passed by descent to the family of Rich, and the principal part was purchased some time ago by John Radford, Esq., of Smalley, in whose family it is still vested. Feast last Sunday in August.
  CHARITIES,- John Bagshaw, by will, in 1704, devised to his son, Samuel Bagshaw, and his heirs, a meadow called Gill Meadow, in Driffield, on trust that they should pay to each preaching minister as should serve in Great Hucklow, the sum of £4 at Midsummer and Christmas, and should also pay yearly the sum of £1 amongst the most indigent persons in Great Hucklow, on the feast of St. Thomas. The above sums were paid by the steward of Mr. Milnes, until about the year 1805. Upon the sale of Mr. Milnes estate the payments were discontinued. We have not been able to ascertain the owner of the land called Gill Meadow, in Driffield.


Chapman George, stone mason
Furness Edward, schoolmaster
Goddard John, joiner

Heginbotham Caleb, vict.,Queen's Head
Shenton Richard, vety. surgeon
Shenton Rev. Robert, (Unitarian)

Heginbotham Joshua
Waterhouse William

Ash Francis
Chapman William
Dakin Henry
Frost William
Furness James
Gill Robert
Gregory James

Gregory William
Heginbotham Caleb
Howe Robert
Oldfield Elias
Sheldon John
Shirley Mrs
Simpson Benjamin
Simpson Susan
Ash, Frost & Walker
Bramwell & Redfern
Morton Clement

Oldfield, Frost, and Somerst.

Blackwell Frederick
Cheetham Richard
Longden William

Chapman William
Simpson William

Walker George and Michael


Eyre Samuel
Gregory Matthew

Carrier to Sheffield

Benjamin Turner, Tu, and Sat.

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description of Great Hucklow from the 1881 Trade Directory

Great Hucklow is a hamlet and township, in Bradwell parish, 2½ miles north-east from Tideswell, in the Northern division of the county, hundred of the High Peak, union and county court district of Bakewell. The Countess of Newburgh is lessee of the tithes under the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield: this was formerly a part of the Duchy of Lancaster manor of the High Peak. There are Unitarian and Methodist chapels.Mining is the principal employment of the inhabitants. Bernard Wake esq. is lord of the manor. The principal landowner is Childers Radford esq. The acreage is 1000; rateable value £1,708; the population in 1881 was 173. The nearest railway station is Miller's Dale on the Midland.

  Great Hucklow

Ellis Rev. Henry Webb (Unitarian)

Ash Sarah (Mrs), farmer
Bagshaw George, farmer & landowner
Chapman William, shopkeeper
Eyre Samuel, tailor
Furness James, farmer
Goddard John, farmer
Gregory James, farmer
Hall george, farmer, Standley Lodge
Hancock Lydia (Mrs), shopkeeper
Hancock William, travelling draper
Hegginbotham Caleb, Queen's Head, & farmer



Maltby John, farmer and collector
Maltby Leonard, farmer & mine manager, The Hall
Mill Dam Mining & Smelting Co. (Horatio Bradwell, sec.; Leonard Maltby, manager)
New Edge Mine (John Spencer Ashton Shuttleworth, hathersage, proprietor)
Oldfield William, farmer
Sherley Elizabeth (Mrs), farmer, Camphill
Simpsom Joseph, farmer and carrier
Simpson Willaim, shopkeeper
Walker Michael, shopkeeper & farmer
Waterhouse Benjamin, farmer
Waterhouse Joshua, farmer
Waterhouse William, blacksmith

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