Horsley-Woodhouse

HORSLEY-WOODHOUSE, a township, in the parish of Horsley, union of Belper, hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, S. division of the county of Derby, 6½ miles (N. N. E.) from Derby; containing 881 inhabitants. It comprises about 622 acres of land, of a strong clayey soil. A part of the population is employed in the manufacture of hosiery, for which there are about 200 stocking-frames. The tithes have been commuted for £37. 10. The Methodists have a place of worship. The Rykneld-street passed through the township, and many traces of it are still visible.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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