which consists of the villages of Crich, Fritchley and Whatstandwell.

Tansley in Bagshaw's Directory (1846)

TANSLEY, a township, chapelry, and village in the parish of Crich and the Wirksworth Hundred, 1 1/2 miles E. from Matlock, 5 miles N.N.E. from Crich, in the Bakewell Union, contains 1,150 acres of land. of which 5000 are unenclosed, 111 houses, and 549 inhabitants, of whom 267 were males, and 282 females. A cotton mill was erected here at an early period, and here is now an extensive smallware manufactory, and one for candlewick. This place is noted for the extensive and thriving nursery of Mr Joseph Smith, and for a superior grit stone for building purposes. The Duke of Portland is lord of the manor; Heathcote Unwin, Esq. Edward Radford, Esq. Rev. John Woolley, and Mr Thomas Shipley, are owners. A district church was erected here in 1839, and opened for divine worship 1840. It is a neat stone structure with a tower and pinnacles, contains 800 sittings, of which 120 are free. The living, a perpetual curacy of the value of £107, having been endowed, and received a parliamentary grant. Rev. Henry Smith, incumbent. A handsome parsonage is to be erected near the church, at a cost of £1,000, of which sum £500 is furnished by the commissioners for building parsonage houses, and £200 by the society for the same purpose, the remainder raised by subscription. A handsome Gothic school, with a house for the master, has been erected (through the exertions of E. Radford, Esq.) by the incorporated society for establishing schools, and opened in 1843. It is principally supported by the children, who pay from 2d. to 8d. per week, of whom about 60 attend, with occasionally small grants from the society. The Methodists have a neat chapel.
The manor of Tansley, which belonged to the Knights Templars, and afterwards to the Hospitallers, is supposed to have been granted to George or Francis Earl of Shrewsbury. William Earl of Pembroke, who married one of the co-heiresses of Gilbert Earl of Shrewsbury, sold it to William Earl of Newcastle, from whom it passed, with Bolsover and other estates, to his Grace the Duke of Portland.



Bobauks Jas. groc. & chandlr

Cook John, shopkeeper

Gregory Benjamin, shopkeeper

Radford John & Sons, candlewick manufrs. Tansley mills

Smith Samuel, dyer

Bown Anthony, blacksmith

Crossly John & Edwin, wood turners

Hackett John & Son, smallware manufacturers

Shipley Thomas, clerk

Spencer William, shoemaker

Bown Bower, vict. Gate

Crofts John, schoolmaster

Hibbert George, book-keeper

Slack William, beerhouse

Thatcher John, shopkeeper

Calow Francis, wood turner

Farnsworth John, bleacher, h. Matlock

Potter John, mason

Smith Rev. Henry, incumbent, Parsonage

Twigg Thomas, vict. George and Dragon

Calow William, shoemaker

Farnsworth Rd. book-keeper

Radford Edw. Esq. Wood

Smith Joseph, nurseryman


Bown Bower
Eaton Ann
Fox James
Fox John
Hicklin William
Lomas John
Staley George
Spencer Job
Twigg Thomas
Twigg William
Watts Daniel
Wetton George


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