Updated 19 Aug 2011

WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900

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Broxendale Farm, near Wirksworth, up for sale 2010
Built in 1890.
Name on gatepost.

Broxendale Farm

Lat/Long: 53.087484N, -1.593049W. OS: SK27353-54552
Built in 1890

TAYLOR family

---from 1911 Census---------------------------------------
Address: Broxton Dale Wirksworth
TAYLOR, William--Head--M--M--37--1874--Farmer--Tissington DBY
TAYLOR, Annie----Wife--M--F--31--1880--Md 4y---Newborough STF
TAYLOR, Edith----Dau---S--F--11--1900----------Wirksworth DBY
TAYLOR, William--Son---S--M---9--1902----------Wirksworth DBY
TAYLOR, Emily----Dau---S--F---5--1906----------Wirksworth DBY
TAYLOR, Fred-----Son---S--M---3--1908----------Wirksworth DBY
Address: Hob House Farm, Wirksworth
HARRISON, Walter Tho--Head------S--M--36--1875--Farmer------Wirksworth DBY
SPENCER, Mary---------Housekpr--S--F--44--1867--House Kpr---Waterfall STF
BOTHAM, William-------Waggoner--S--M--21--1890--Waggoner----Gorsey Bank DBY
PICKERING, Frederick--Farm Yth--S--M--19--1892--Farm Youth--Gorsey Bank DBY
GREASLEY, Francis-----Farmlad---S--M--15--1896--Farm Lad----Kirk Ireton DBY
SAMDERSON, Emma-------Dom Serv--S--F--13--1898--Farm Serv Dom--Tansley DBY
Address: Hard Hurst Farm, Wirksworth
HARRISON, Mary---- Head--Widow---F--69--1842--Farmer--------Kirk Ireton DBY
HARRISON, Robert-- Son---Single--M--34--1877--Farmers Son---Wirksworth DBY
GREATOREX, Martha--Serv--Single--F--30--1881--Gen Serv Dom--Kirk Ireton DBY


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From Stuart Flint 14 Jun 2010
Broxendale Farm was leased by William Boden of Cromford from Joseph Wood of Rise End Middleton from 1947 -1970s after which up to Tarmac purchased the land and farm moth balling it some years ago. Before Joseph Wood owned it William Thomas Harrison born at Kirk Ireton of William Harrison of Grindon Staffs and Mary his wife of Kirk Ireton. W T Harrison was born in 1875, he married Lotty of Wirksworth William Boden's daughters Bess Washington and Anne Land are friends of mine today. Their brother Harry Boden deceased owned a small factory at Bonsall Mill up to his demise ..William Boden was born at Lawn Farm Cromford which his family owned, the land today where a housing estate is built. His daughter Anne married Frank Land of Bonsall he the last General Manager at English Sewing Cotton Co (Sir Richard Arkwright Masson Mill) before it closed as a Cotton Mill. Frank and myself have sung in choirs together for over 45 years ..In my teens I worked at Broxendale Farm in my school holidays hay making and hand milking the cows having my tea with the Bodens. Boden's were customers of my father at our shop at Middleton as was Frank and Anne when living at Cromford. Frank's son Robert Land a Police Office lived for a time after my friend Peter Naylor at The Noahs Ark Inn Wirksworth Moor Franks daughter in law is Cromford Parish Clerk. My 3XGrandfather Thomas Hodgkinson was landlord at The Malt Shovel Inn across the road from The Noahs Ark Inn thereafter my wifes Gr Gr Uncle Frances Butler was Landlord at The Noahs Ark. Frank and I along with John Dickinson senior and Louis Spencer sang togather in Zion Male Voice Quartet which contested winning many prizes. I cannot say for sure who built the farm but I suppose it may have been the Harrisons of Kirk Ireton. Bess Washington who lives in France now is to let me know if she has any further information.
Regards Stuart G Flint
I forgot to tell you that William Harrison, father of William T Harrison farmed at Hardhurst Farm Breamfields from 1861 - 1891. Hardhurst Farm from the 1930s belonged to Joseph Matkins (deceased) family, his mother my Grandmother Annie Walker nee Cauldwells cousin via Cauldwells Byards Maskreys and Walkers. Joes brother Hubert Matkin owns the farm today his son in law Richard Oulton working the farm also owning Broadgates Farm and Holly Seats Farm Shottle. When not working on Bodens farm I was at Hardhurst Farm also at Willowdene Farm Middleton owned by Websters.
Regards Stuart G Flint
4 bedroom farm house for sale
Broxendale Farmhouse Middleton-by-Wirksworth Derbyshire DE6 1ST 350,000
Marketed by Fidler Taylor, Matlock. Telephone: 0843 313 6987
From: Pip Barfield Sent: Monday, June 14, 2010 8:52 AM
Thank you for all the fascinating history of Dale Farm! Very eery and sad reading - I know Tarmac own Broxendale Farm, but don't know how long they have owned it, or why they are selling it now. Only 6 acres are included with the farm, the field in front of the house which is Dalefield mine on the OS map you first sent to me. There is a date stone on the east side of the house 1890 probably as it is set in a diamond shape with 1 at the top, 8 at the base, 9 on the left and 0 on the right. The windows and front door are huge, and there are stone carved gate posts with the name carved into the left hand post, indicating a display of wealth. Cow standings for 29 cows and a weird, enclosed shed at the back of the milking parlour which is full of water, has no doors but only two small windows at either end of the long shed! I would be very grateful if you have any information on Broxendale Farm which has been uninhabited for a long time and all the windows are boarded up.
Best Wishes, Pip
From: Pip Barfirld 12/06,2011
We went to the auction at Ashover Village hall last July, but did not bid for Broxendale as it soon shot past our budget. I don't know who the fellow and his wife at the front were, who finally paid 486,000 against a man to the left, standing, wearing a camel coat; it all seemed a bit odd! Whoever bought it has been very busy renovating the house and grounds. We drove past today and admired the work in progress. They have taken off the render and exposed the stone walls.
Pip Barfield

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