Kilbourne

KILBOURNE, a township, in the parish of Horsley, union of Belper, hundred of Morleston and Litchurch, S. division of the county of Derby, 6¾ miles (N. N. E.) from Derby; containing 826 inhabitants. It lies on the road from Alfreton to Derby, and comprises 916 acres, the soil of which is a mixture of sand and clay; 293 acres are arable, 587 meadow and pasture, 20 woodland, and 16 acres roads or waste. A mine is in operation, yielding excellent coal, and affording employment to a number of the population; there are also a good many stocking-frames. Kilbourne Hall, a beautiful and picturesque seat, is the residence of the Hunter family; the garden is in the ancient style, and is adorned with some fine yew-trees, supposed to be about 300 years old, and cut into a variety of figures, presenting an appearance perhaps not equalled in the kingdom. The tithes of the township have been commuted for £55. 14. 9. There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, and Methodists.

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

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