Archive Reference / Library Class No.D267
TitlePashley Collection: artificial collection
DescriptionMiscellaneous papers relating to north east Derbyshire including coal mining, lead mining, Brampton Pottery, estate surveys, household accounts, turnpikes, Chesterfield Parish Records, misc. parish material, maps and plans, Chesterfield Canal, Brampton Mechanics Institute, Titus Wheatcroft

Some items in this collection are described in the Derbyshire Record Society's "A Catalogue of Local Maps of Derbyshire c.1528–1800" (compiled by Harold Nichols, revised by Mary Wiltshire assisted by Susan Woore, published 2012). The description reads as follows:

A Map or draft of all the wasts and commons belonging to the Towne and Liberties of Castleton as it is now Divided among the Freeholders and Coppyholders of the said town and liberties of Castleton according to their Majesties writt of partition the third day of September in the third yeare of their Ma:ties Reigne and in the yeare of our Lord 1691. By us Luke Leigh, Edm: Hall, Surveyors. Surveyors: Luke Leigh, Edmund Hall. Scale: a Scale of Chaines to this Map 40 [1:6400]: divisions are numbered from right to left. Size: 35 x 58 cm., irregular. Materials: paint and ink on parchment. Centred on: SK150829 Notes: cardinal points at edges, top of sheet marked south actually SE. Rough sketch of the wastes and commons, 790 acres, surrounding Castleton, town in the centre is left blank: shown with single line boundaries: each parcel naming freeholder or copyholder with area: three furlongs south of the town are divided into lands following strip pattern: three rakes 'Daysie Rake', 'Durtlowe Rake', and 'Weetrake', drawn with double lines across the south common: many footways shown across 'North waste', invariably where they cross the boundary they are named 'yate' (drawn as ladder stiles), 'Oxlowe yate, Cawlowe yate, Wham yate, Lidyate, Hollin Cross', etc.: houses situated at perimeter of the commons sketched with roofs cross-hatched: 'Red seates' [Cameron I, 56] made prominent: the most south-west close is noted '70 acres left for digging and delveing turffes'. Location: DRO, D267/69/1; D7676/BagC/241, contemporary copy; DRO, D6171/MAPS1;

Chesterfield Survey 1769. Scale: no scale shown. Size: 15.5 x 19 cm. Materials: ink on paper. Centred on: SK382712 Notes: rough sketches of various properties and parcels of ground contained in a notebook, giving alphabetical list of tenants, calculations and other writings. Yearly tenure until Lady Day to Duke of Devonshire. Location:DRO, D267/2/6

Endorsed 'Plan on Coal works on Newbold Moor' 1764. Scale: no scale shown. Size: 25 x 26 cm. Materials: sepia ink on paper. Centred on: SK382735 Notes: 2 sheets of same area, probably made to resolve dispute over common ownership between Newbold and Whittington and line of a sough: shows coal pits, sough, Stubbing gate with notes about coal depths. Location:DRO, D267/97/12/1 &2

Endorsed 'Woodeaves Farm Survey AD 1748-9 Scale: of 10 chains [1:1850]. Size: 72 x 59 cm. Materials: ink, some colour on parchment. Centred on: SK184154 Notes: elaborate decoratice compass rose, NNW at top. Shows named fields with numbers and areas, including Grovesnor Wood: detailed perspective drawing of house and outbuildings, streams and trees drawn: roads labelled 'Road to Tissington' and 'Road to Ashbourne': Explanation gives details of buildings including Lime Kiln: adjacent landowners named: some later pencil additions. Location:DRO, D267/506/9
Extentapprox 26 boxes
Level Fonds
RepositoryDerbyshire Record Office
Archive CreatorPashley Collection: artificial collection
Administrative HistoryThe papers appear to have been collected by John Walker Pashley (1880-1967) as the labelling on many of the items appears to be his. JW Pashley worked in telecommunications (1911 described as a Telephone Inspector, 1939 as a skilled workman in the Engineering Department of the Post Office). His father, John, was a grocer in Chesterfield originally from Darley Dale, who had retired by the age of 48 (1891 census).
Custodial HistoryThese records were deposited in April 1964, June 1964 (two deposits), April 1965, November 1966, February 1969 (two deposits), May 1969, June 1969, March 1970, June 1972 and August 1972. Some items that had strayed from the Pashley collection before deposit, were acquired in March 1984 and March 1996.
Organisation Sub-TypeFamily and estate
Finding AidsThis collection is currently being revised and relisted. See interim list below for ooriginal list
Related MaterialMuniments of the Duke of Leeds relating to his Yorkshire estates, that had been deposited in August 1972 with other Derbyshire papers, were transferred to South Yorkshire County Council in July 1974. See Sheffield Archives, reference SY5.

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Chesterfield; Chesterfield Canal
Place (click for further details)Type
South Wingfield 
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