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1883 Stevens' Directory - Rushden
Directory of Wellingborough, Kettering, and Market Harborough and District,

Thrapston, Rothwell, Rushden,
and all Villages within Six Miles of Wellingborough and Kettering

Containing a Street Directory of Wellingborough & Kettering,
The Private and Commercial Residents, The Trades Classified,

Printed and Published by

The Stevens' Directories & Publishing Co. Lim.
14, Smarts Buildings, High Holborn, London, W.C.

Rushden is a large parish and village, 1 mile south from Higham Ferrers and about 2 miles east from Irchester station on the main line of the Midland railway, and 2½ south from Higham Ferrers and 2 miles east from Ditchford stations on the Northampton and Peterborough section of the N. W. railway. The village is lighted with gas, and the electric light has been introduced into some of the largest factories. The church of St. Mary the Virgin, formerly collegiate, is an edifice in the Early English style, consisting of a choir, nave, aisles, transepts, north, south and western porches and a fine tower and crocketed spire, nearly 200 feet high, and containing a peal of 6 bells and a clock: there are several relics of ancient art, statues and effigies in the church: the church was thoroughly restored in 1874-5, at a cost of about £4,700, and subsequently reseated at a further cost of £300, and a new organ erected, costing about £500. The register of baptisms dates from 1598, marriages and burials 1559. The living is a rectory, gross yearly value £300, with residence, in the gift of and held since 1868 by the Rev. John Thomas Barker M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge, and hon. canon of Peterborough, who is non-resident. A Church of England service is occasionally held in the Infants' schoolroom, Higham Hill. The Temperance Hall, built in 1872 at a cost of £400, has since been converted into a Wesleyan chapel, and will seat about 250 persons. There is another Wesleyan chapel, erected in 1873, and two Baptist chapels with Sunday schools, erected in 1884 at a cost of £1,000, and holding about 400 children. The Rushden Club and Reading Room, opened about 1875, has 150 members. The Conservative Club, erected in 1888, has a lecture hall, reading and other rooms, and 300 members. Rushden Hall, the seat of Mrs. Sartoris, is a handsome mansion in the Elizabethan style, situated close to the village and surrounded by extensive and well-wooded pleasure grounds. H.M. the Queen is lady of the manor. The principal land-owners are Herbert Sartoris Esq. J. P. of Weekley, and Messrs. S. Mason, F. Sanders, Kew and Hall, G. Denton, Mrs. Manton and the Rector. Acreage, 3,544; rateable value, £18,311; gross estimated rental, £22,000. Population, 7,442.
Parish Clerk, William Packwood.

St Mary's Church, Rev. C. J. Gordon

Congregational Chapel, M. E. Parkin

Baptist Chapel, W. J. Tompkins

Wesleyan Chapel, T. G. Harper

Board Schools, Walter Wood, head master

National School, A. G. C. Vann, head master

Farm House School, The Misses Smith

Post Office—Letters delivered 7 & 11.30 a.m.; dispatched 7.10 & 10.15 a.m.; 5-45 & 8.5 p.m.

Police Station, Alfred Onan, sergeant in charge

Volunteer Fire Brigade, Fred Knight, captain

Carriers—Alfred Marriott & William Warren

Ashby A C tailor
Austin & Bond boot manufacturers
Barratt George grocer
Baker Dr H S MD
Bayes Frederick baker
Bayes & Son builders
Blinkoe G J baker
Brown B confectioner
Burgess J tailor
Busby & Co boot makers
Bush Brothers drapers
Butcher W grocer
Capital & Counties Bank Limited
Cave & Sons boot makers
Checkfield H cabinetmaker
Chetle Samuel fishmonger
Claridge E & Sons boot makers
Claridge John & Charles boot manufacturers
Clark & Co boot manufacturers
Colson William boot manufacturer
Compass inn Mrs Parnall
Cunnington Brothers boot manufacturers
Dawson W tobacconist
Denton B & Sons boot manufacturers
Duplock C M surgeon-dentist
Denton B & Sons grocers
Eytte F beer retailer
Freeman Dr E J MD
Green Joseph cab proprietor
Groom & Sons boot manufacturers
Hewett — post office
Hewett — printer
Hewett Noble boot manufacturer
Hockney Brothers milliners
Jaques & Clarke boot manufacturers
Jordan George grocer
Knight Brothers boot manufacturers
Knight C E butcher
Knight Edwin cattle dealer
Knight Frederick farmer
Knight Fred boot manufacturer
Knight F S builder
Knight F S boot manufacturer
Knight Harry boot manufacturer
Knight Jeremiah farmer
Knight J draper
Knight Joseph boot manufacturers
Knight Joseph builder
Knight S draper
Knight Samuel builder
Knight & Sons jewellers
Mason Stewart farmer
Miller George ironmonger
Myers C H confectioner
New inn PH T Perkins
Newman F solicitor
Newman John leather merchant
Northamptonshire Union Bank Limited
Oakley PH W H Lovell
Owen Dr C R MD
Peaple W R manager of the "Wellingborough Post & Rushden Times;" offices 25 Market street
Robinson Joseph cab proprietor
Robinson J & C boot manufacturers
Rose & Crown PH H Addison
Rushden Coffee Tavern
Sanders Brothers boot manufacturers
Sargent James cab proprietor
Sargent Jn rate collector & assessor of taxes
Sargent W & Co boot manufacturers
Seckington J seedsman
Sedgman W J clothier
Sharps H tobacconist
Simpson & Mason solicitors
Skinner George H butcher
Skinner Samuel boot manufacturer
Smith C chemist
Staniland H draper
Stevens J C coal merchant
Stratton A coal merchant
Swann Brothers grocers
Turner G R relieving officer
Tusting John grocer
Ward C G grocer
Watchorn F pawnbroker
Waggon & Horses PH — Hobbs
Webb Brothers tailors
West & Childs boot manufacturers
Wheatsheaf PH   George Evans
Wilkinson William 
Willmott George fruiterer
Willmott John boot manufacturer
Wright Amos boot manufacturer
Wright John baker
Private Residents
Ashdown Joseph
Barwick Joseph
Bayes George
Bradfleld C L
Brawn Horace
Brightwell Thomas
Brown George
Bull Charles
Bull Henry
Butcher R O
Burton Robinson
Burton Thomas
Carter John
Cave Amos
Cave Arthur
Cave Frederick
Cave John
Cave Paul
Chettle William
Childs Amos
Clark William
Clarridge Ebenezer
Clarridge John
Clayson George
Clipson John Samuel
Colson William
Cruddock John
Cunnington Charles George
Cunnington Isaac
Cunnington Thomas
Currie W R
Darnall David
Darnel W H
Denton Charles
Denton George
Denton John
Franklin Albert
Frampton George
Harpur T G
Karn S T
Knight Frederick
Knight F J 
Knight F S
Knight Joseph
Lewis John
McCrackin Edwin
Newton Edwin
Packwood William
Parker M E
Patenall Thomas
Perkin George
Radburn William
Reid J T
Sanders Thomas
Sanders William B
Sargeant Walter
Sartoris Mrs Mary
Saunders Charles
Skinner George
Skinner Samuel
Smith Alfred
Smith W W
Sparrow Henry
Spencer William
Stevens J C
Stringer Jacob
Tinnitt Tom
Tompkins W J
Vann A G C
Wilmott George
Wilmott Thomas
Woodward J W B

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