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Derbyshire, United Kingdom.


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There are many items in the History section of this site. Use the menu on the left to navigate to the section you want.

Alternatively, you may just want to read an overview which is the first item on the menu.

Much of this information is taken from key publications like this one shown on the left. Read about the publications that are available for Hartshorne.

If you really want to dig into the history of the village then visit the 'Archive' and you will be taken to a whole new section with references to original content or references to archive material. At any time when you are in the archive, you can return to this History section by using the menu on the left.


A taste of what is available...

A description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835

"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.

Notice the lack of an 'e' on the end of Hartshorne!


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