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"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 ironstone 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.
About a mile S.E. from Hartshorn is the prosperous hamlet of
WOODEN BOX, where are many pottery works, the inhabitants are
almost exclusively employed.