Updated 11 May 2007
WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900
Year posted unreadable but Downey Head ½d stamp used
so probably posted 1911-1912.
Taken 2007 by Neil France.
Moor Cottage, Wirksworth
A delightful cottage near the present-day B5035 running over
Wirksworth Moor from Wirksworth to the River Derwent at Whatstandwell.
Close by the cottage are Moor Cottage Farm and Wigwell Grange,
and a cross-road called "Top-o-the Moor". Moor Cottage is next to
Moor Cottage Farm at SK 301-543.
Tennant farmers living at the cottage were
William Shaw 1851,
George Mellor 1861,
George Wood 1871,
George Mellor 1881,
George Wood 1891 and
George Wood 1901
Neil France has been the greatest help in locating this cottage.
It is believed the last tenant farmer at Moor Cottage was Arthur Wheeldon,
who died recently aged 83. The cottage changed hands at auction, and
is now awaiting planning permission.
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