Mountville Estate

Rookwood, 79 Baslow Road

Rookwood, 79 Baslow Road Rookwood, 79 Baslow Road

Dated 11 June 1879

 

MR. JOSEPH MOUNTAIN

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MR. JOHN HARVEY

 

LEASE of 890 yards of ground part of the Mountville Estate situate at or near Totley in the County of Derby.

 

 

THIS INDENTURE made the eleventh day of June one thousand eight hundred and seventy nine BETWEEN Joseph Mountain of Silverdale near Totley in the County of Derby Gentleman of the one part and John Harvey of Totley aforesaid Builder of the other part WITNESSETH that for the consideration herein appearing The said Joseph Mountain doth hereby demise and lease unto the said John Harvey his executors administrators and assigns ALL that piece of ground situate at or near Totley aforesaid part of two closes of ground called respectively the Barnfield and the Longfield or one of them bounded on or towards the North West by the Turnpike Road leading from Sheffield to Bakewell on or towards the North East and South West by other ground of the said Joseph Mountain not yet demised and on or towards the South East by other ground of the said Joseph Mountain demised or agreed to be demised to the said John Harvey Which said piece of ground contains in the whole exclusive of any part of the adjoining Road Eight hundred and ninety superficial square yards or thereabouts and is more particularly delineated on the plan drawn in the margin hereof and therein coloured pink And also all the --- messuages or dwelling houses and all other erections now erected or in the course of erection upon the said piece of ground Together with the rights easements and appurtenances to the said premises belonging or in anywise appertaining Except all mines of Coal and ironstone and other minerals and all liberties of working getting and carrying away the same and making pits and other works for the purpose of working and enjoyment thereof and in under or concerning so much and such parts if any of the said piece of ground as were allotted under and by virtue of an Act of Parliament made and passed in the second year of the Reign of Her present Majesty Queen Victoria entitled "An Act enclosing lands in the Manor and Township of Totley in the parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby" or the Award of the Commissioners appointed in and by the same Act Which said mines, minerals and liberties were in and by the same excepted and reserved or granted to the Lord of the Manor of Totley aforesaid TO HOLD the said hereby demised premises unto the said John Harvey his executors administrators and assigns for the term of Eight hundred years from the twenty fifth day of March one thousand eight hundred and seventy nine YIELDING and PAYING during the said term the clear yearly rent of Nine pounds five shillings and five pence by equal half yearly payments on the twenty fifth day of March and the twenty ninth day of September in every year the first of such half yearly payments to be made on the twenty ninth day of September next AND the said John Harvey for himself his heirs executors administrators and assigns doth hereby covenant with the said Joseph Mountain his heirs and assigns in manner following that is to say That the said John Harvey his executors administrators and assigns will throughout the said term pay the said rents at the times and in the manner at and in which the same rents are hereinbefore reserved and made payable And duly pay all present and future taxes rates and assessments whatsoever upon or in respect of the hereby demised premises the Landlords property tax only excepted And will within six calendar months from the date hereof in a substantial workmanlike and suitable manner build complete and render fit for habitation upon the hereby demised piece of ground messuages dwellinghouses or other buildings including those now erected or in the course of erection as aforesaid with all outbuildings walls fences footpaths drains fittings and finishings necessary and suitable thereto according to plans and elevations which either have been or before building is commenced shall be submitted to and approved by the said Joseph Mountain his heirs or assigns or his or their Surveyors which several erections shall be and continue throughout the said term of the value of Three hundred pounds at the least And particularly will forthwith erect and Henceforth maintain good and sufficient fence walls along which parts of the North Eastern and South Western boundaries of the hereby demised piece of ground as may not be occupied by buildings to the satisfaction of the said Joseph Mountain his heirs or assigns or his or their Surveyor and lay down a good flagged or asphalted or brick footpath along the side of the Turnpike Road aforesaid next adjoining the same piece of ground so far as the same road runs along the same piece of ground to the satisfaction of the Surveyor for the time being of the Borough of Sheffield aforesaid And will throughout the said term repair and maintain in good and substantial repair and condition all buildings now or hereafter erected upon the hereby demised piece of ground with the appurtenances thereto And will through the said term pay unto the said Joseph Mountain his heirs and assigns on demand a proportionate part of all expenses hereafter to be incurred in making and maintaining all such party and other walls fences ways roads footpaths drains watercourses and things as may in respect of the hereby demised premises be used or enjoyed in common with the Owners or Occupiers of the other messuages or buildings adjacent thereto or to which the said Joseph Mountain his heirs or assigns is are or shall be liable to contribute in respect of the hereby demised premises with interest on such proportionate part from the respective times of expenditure at five per centum per annum which proportionate part shall be determined by the said Joseph Mountain his heirs or assigns or his or their Surveyor and shall be recoverable by Action or distress on the hereby demised premises in the same manner as rent in arrear And that the said Joseph Mountain his heirs or assigns and his or their Agents may at all reasonable times in the day time enter upon the hereby demised premises or any part thereof and view the sate and condition thereof And that the said John Harvey his executors administrators and assigns will throughout the said term keep the buildings for the time being upon the hereby demised piece of ground insured against destruction or damage by fire in sums amounting together to the sum of Three hundred pounds at the least in some reputable Public Insurance Office and will on demand produce to the said Joseph Mountain his heirs and assigns or his Agent the policy or policies of such Insurance and receipts for the premiums for every current year And will so often as any of the buildings for the time being upon the hereby demised piece of ground shall be destroyed or damaged by fire forthwith layout the moneys to be received by virtue of such Insurance aforesaid and all such other sums as shall be necessary in substantially rebuilding repairing and reinstating the same buildings to the satisfaction of the said Joseph Mountain his heirs and assigns And will not without the previous consent in writing of the said Joseph Mountain his heirs or assigns erect or permit or [suffer to be erected] upon the hereby demised piece of ground and messuage or dwellinghouse of less value than the sum of One hundred and fifty pounds at the least And will not put out any door windows lights or other openings upon any boundary of the said piece of ground And that all the buildings hereafter to be erected upon the said piece of ground shall be erected according to plans elevations and specifications which before building is commenced shall be submitted to and approved of by the said Joseph Mountain his heirs or assigns And that the said John Harvey his executors administrators or assigns will not use or permit to be used any part of the hereby demised premises as a furnace or foundry or for the making of Gas or Tempering of Saws nor erect or use or permit to be erected or used upon any part of the hereby demised premises any Steam Engine, Engine house or Steam hammer or any of the trades of Slaughterman, Tallow Chandler, Melter of Tallow, Sugar baker, Soap maker, Soap boiler, Tripe boiler, Fellmonger, Dyer, Distiller or Glass Maker or any other trade or occupation which shall be or be deemed noxious noisy dangerous or offensive to the neighbourhood And will on the determination of the said term quietly yield up the hereby demised piece of ground and all erections and improvements thereon to the said Joseph Mountain his heirs or assigns PROVIDED always that if and whenever any part of the said rent hereby reserved be in arrear for thirty days whether the same shall have been legally demanded or not and if and whenever there shall be any other non observance or non performance of any of the covenant hereinbefore contained and the covenants in respect of which such breech shall occur shall not be observed or performed within thirty days after a notice in writing signed by the said Joseph Mountain his heirs or assigns or his or their Agent requiring such observance or performance shall be given to the said John Harvey his executors administrators or assigns or left for him or them upon the hereby demised premises or be affixed thereto the said Joseph Mountain his heirs and assigns may re-enter upon the hereby demised premises or any part thereof in the name of the whole and the same thenceforth may hold and enjoy as if the demise herein contained had not been made And the said Joseph Mountain for himself his heirs executors and administrators doth hereby covenant with the said John Harvey his executors administrators and assigns that he and they paying the rent and performing the several covenants hereinbefore reserved and contained shall quietly hold the hereby demised premises during the said term of Eight hundred years without interruption from or by the said Joseph Mountain his heirs or assigns or any person rightfully claiming under him or them IN WITNESS whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

 

SIGNED AND SEALED by Joseph Mountain and by John Harvey

SCHEDULE of Title Deeds and Documents relating to Rookwood, 79 Baslow Road, Totley Rise

 

11-Jun-1879 LEASE Mr. Joseph Mountain to Mr. John Harvey

 

12-Jun-1879 MORTGAGE Mr. John Harbey to Messrs. Charles Fearn & George Porrett. TRANSFER endorsed Mrs. Ann H. Porreett to Mrs. Ann H. Porrett & T.H. Porrett RECEIPT endorsed

 

17-Apr-1909 TRANSFER OF MORTGAGE Mr. T.H. Porrett to Messrs David Herbert Porrett, Solicitor & James Walker Hick, Ship owner

 

26-May-1909 ASSIGNMENT The Mtgees of John Harvey to Mr. Peter Mellor, Forge master

 

26-May-1909 COPY RESASSIGNMENT Mr. P. Mellor to Messrs D. Porrett and James Walker Hick

 

26-May-1909 MORTGAGE Mr. P. Mellor to Messrs C. Pollard, Butcher,  & Sam James Newsom, Solicitor, TRANSFER endorsed Messrs Chas. Pollard & Sam J. Newsom to Mr. Joseph Henry Horton, Electrical engineer

 

11-Sep-1911 ASSIGNMENT Mr. Peter Mellor to Mr. Frederick James Slater, Accountant & Estate agent

 

11-Sep-1911 FURTHER CHARGE Mr. Fredk. J. Slater to Mr. Joseph H. Horton

 

5-Apr-1922 REASSIGNMENT Mr. J.H. Horton to Mr. F. J. Slater

 

10-May-1934 VESTING ASSENT Pers. Reps of Late Mr. Fredk. J. Slater to Mrs. Annie Slater

 

1-Oct-1951 ASSIGNMENT Mrs. Annie Slater to Mr. G. Booth

 

2-Oct-1951 MORTGAGE Mr. George Harold Dickenson Booth, Schholmaster, to the Halifax Building Society

 

7-May-1953 ASSENT Pers. Reps of G.H.D. Booth Decd. to Mrs. Eveleyn Kate Booth

 

7-May-1953 DEED OF COVENANT Booth to Haliafx Building Society

 

1963 DEED OF SURRENDER OF SHARES

 

30-Jan-1964 ASSIGNMENT Mrs E.K. Booth to Mr. J. Booth

 

4-Jul-1974 CONVEYANCE E. Crocker to Mrs. A.A. Booth

 

Rookwood, 79 Baslow Road
LEASE dated 11 June 1879 between Joseph Mountain to John Harvey
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The Birches, 81-83 Baslow Road

The Birches, 81-83 Baslow Road The Birches, 81-83 Baslow Road

Dated 24 October 1879

 

MR. JOSEPH MOUNTAIN

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MR. JOHN HARVEY

 

LEASE of 955 yards of ground part of the Mountville Estate situate at or near Totley in the County of Derby.

 

This Indenture made the twenty fourth day of October one thousand eight hundred and seventy nine BETWEEN Joseph Mountain of Silverdale near Dore in the County of Derby Gentleman of the one part and John Harvey of Totley in the County of Derby Builder of the other part WITNESSETH that for the consideration herein appearing The said Joseph Mountain doth hereby demise and lease unto the said John Harvey his executors administrators and assigns ALL that piece of ground situate at or near Totley aforesaid part of two closes of ground called respectively the Barnfield and the Longfield or one of them bounded on or towards the North East by ground demised to the said John Harvey and on or towards the South East and South West by other ground of the said Joseph Mountain not yet demised Which said piece of ground contains in the whole exclusive of any part of the adjoining road Nine hundred and fifty five superficial square yards or thereabouts and is more particularly delineated on the plan drawn in the margin hereof and therein coloured pink And also all the two messuages or dwelling houses and all other erections now erected or in the course of erection upon the said piece of ground TOGETHER with the rights easements and appurtenances to the said premises belonging or in anywise [appertaining Except all mines of Coal and ironstone and other minerals and all liberties of working getting and carrying away the same and making pits and other works for] the purpose of working and enjoyment thereof and in under or concerning so much and such parts if any of the said piece of ground as were allotted under and by virtue of an Act of Parliament made and passed in the second year of the reign of Her present Majesty Queen Victoria entitled "An Act enclosing lands in the Manor and Township of Totley in the parish of Dronfield in the County of Derby" or the Award of the Commissioners appointed in and by the same Act TO HOLD the said hereby demised premises unto the said John Harvey his executors administrators and assigns for the term of EIGHT HUNDRED YEARS from the twenty fifth day of March one thousand eight hundred and seventy nine YIELDING and PAYING therefor on the twenty fifth day of March next the sum of Five pounds nine shillings and ninepence and thenceforward yearly during the said term the clear yearly rent of NINE POUNDS NINETEEN SHILLINGS AND SIXPENCE by equal half yearly payment on the twenty fifth day of March and the twenty ninth day of September in every year the first of such half yearly payments to be made on the twenty ninth day of September one thousand eight hundred and eighty AND the said John Harvey for himself his heirs executors administrators and assigns doth hereby covenant with the said Joseph Mountain his heirs executors administrators and assigns in manner following that is to say That the said John Harvey his executors administrators and assigns will throughout the said term pay the said rents at the times and in the manner at and in which the same rents are hereinbefore reserved and made payable And duly pay all present and future taxes rates and assessments whatsoever upon or in respect of the hereby demised premises (the Landlords property tax only excepted) AND will within six calendar months from the date hereof in a substantial workmanlike and suitable manner build complete and render fit for habitation upon the hereby demised piece of ground messuages dwellinghouses or other buildings (including those now erected or in the course of erection as aforesaid) with all outbuildings walls fences footpaths drains fittings and finishings necessary and suitable thereto according to plans and elevations which either have been or before building is commenced shall be submitted to and approved by the said Joseph Mountain his heirs or assigns or his or their Surveyors which several erections shall be and continue throughout the said term of the value of Three hundred pounds at the least and particularly will forthwith erect and thenceforth maintain good and sufficient fence walls along such parts of the South Eastern and South Western boundaries of the hereby demised piece of ground as may not be occupied by buildings to the satisfaction of the said Joseph Mountain his heirs or assigns or his or their Surveyor and lay down a good flagged or asphalted or brick footpath along the side of the Turnpike Road aforesaid next adjoining the same piece of ground so far as the same road runs along the same piece of ground to the satisfaction of the Surveyor for the time being of the Borough of Sheffield aforesaid And will throughout the said term repair and maintain in good and substantial repair and condition all buildings now or hereafter erected upon the hereby demised piece of ground with the appurtenances thereto And will through the said term pay unto the said Joseph Mountain his heirs and assigns on demand a proportionate part of all expenses hereafter to be incurred in making and maintaining all such party and other walls fences ways roads footpaths drains watercourses and things as may in respect of the hereby demised premises be used or enjoyed in [common with the Owners or Occupiers of the other messuages or buildings adjacent thereto or to which the said Joseph Mountain his heirs or assigns is are or shall be liable to contribute in respect of the] hereby demised premises with interest on such proportionate part from the respective times of expenditure at five per centum per annum which proportionate part shall be determined by the said Joseph Mountain his heirs or assigns or his or their Surveyor and shall be recoverable by cction or distress on the hereby demised premises in the same manner as rent in arrear AND THAT the said Joseph Mountain his heirs or assigns and his or their Agents may at all reasonable times in the day time enter upon the hereby demised premises or any part thereof and view the sate and condition thereof And that the said John Harvey his executors administrators and assigns will throughout the said term keep the buildings for the time being upon the hereby demised piece of ground insured against destruction or damage by fire in sums amounting together to the sum of Three Hundred pounds at the least in some reputable public Insurance Office and will on demand produce to the said Joseph Mountain his heirs and assigns or his or their Agents the policy or policies of such insurance and receipts for the premiums for every current year AND will so often as any of the buildings for the time being upon the hereby demised piece of ground shall be destroyed or damaged by fire forthwith lay out the moneys to be received by virtue of such insurance as aforesaid and all such other sums as shall be necessary in substantially rebuilding repairing and reinstating the same buildings to the satisfaction of the said Joseph Mountain his heirs and assigns AND will not without the previous consent in writing of the said Joseph Mountain his heirs or assigns erect or permit or suffer to be erected upon the hereby demised piece of ground and messuage or dwellinghouse of less value than the sum of One hundred and fifty pounds at the least And will not put out any door windows lights or other openings upon any boundary of the said piece of ground And that all the buildings hereafter to be erected upon the said piece of ground shall be erected according to plans elevations and specifications which before building is commenced shall be submitted to and approved of by the said Joseph Mountain his heirs or assigns And that the said John Harvey his executors administrators or assigns will not use or permit to be used any part of the hereby demised premises as a furnace or foundry or for the making of Gas or Tempering of Saws nor erect or use or permit to be erected or used upon any part of the hereby demised premises any Steam Engine, Engine house or Steam Hammer or any of the trades of Slaughterman, Tallow Chandler, Melter of Tallow, Sugar baker, Soap maker, Soap boiler, Tripe boiler, Fellmonger, Dyer, Distiller or Glass Maker or any other trade or occupation which shall be or be deemed noxious noisy dangerous or offensive to the neighbourhood And will on the determination of the said term quietly yield up the hereby demised piece of ground and all erections and improvements thereon to the said Joseph Mountain his heirs or assigns PROVIDED ALWAYS that if and whenever any part of the said rent hereby reserved shall be in arrear for thirty days whether the same shall have been legally demanded or not and if and whenever there shall be any other non-observance or non performance of any of the covenant hereinbefore contained and the covenants in respect of which such non observance or non performance shall occur shall not be observed or performed within thirty days after a notice in writing signed by the said Joseph Mountain his heirs or assigns or his or their Agent requiring such performance shall be given to the said John Harvey his executors administrators or assigns or left for him or them upon the hereby demised premises or be affixed thereto the said Joseph Mountain his heirs and assigns may re-enter upon the hereby demised premises [or any part thereof in the name of the whole and the same thenceforth may hold and enjoy as if the demise herein contained had not been made And the said Joseph Mountain for himself his heirs] executors and administrators doth hereby covenant with the said John Harvey his executors administrators and assigns that he and they paying the rent and performing the several covenants hereinbefore reserved and contained shall quietly hold the hereby demised premises during the said term of Eight hundred years without interruption from or by the said Joseph Mountain his heirs or assigns or any person rightfully claiming under him or them IN WITNESS whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.

 

SIGNED AND SEALED by the within named Joseph Mountain in the presence of A. Wells Ward, Clerk for Messrs. Rogers, Thomas & Co,. Solicitors, Sheffield.

Little Haven and Moorside, 85-87 Baslow Road

85-87 Baslow Road Little Haven and Moorside, 85-87 Baslow Road

Dated 9 March 1906

 

MR. MICHAEL JOSEPH HUNTER

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MR. JAMES GLEDHILL

 

LEASE of 1344 yards of ground part of the Mountville Estate situate at or near Totley in the County of Derby.

 

THIS INDENTURE made the 9th day of March 1906 BETWEEN MICHAEL JOSEPH HUNTER of the City of Sheffield Manufacturer and Merchant (hereinafter called "the Lessor") of the one part and JAMES GLEDHILL of Sheffield aforesaid Gardener (hereinafter called "the Lessee") of the other part WITNESSETH that in consideration of the sum of £250 now paid to the Lessor by the Lessee (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged) and of the rent covenants and agreements hereinafter reserved and contained and on the part of the Lessee to be paid observed and performed HE the Lessor doth hereby demise unto the Lessee ALL that piece of land situate at or near Totley in the County of Derby and fronting to the Turnpike Road leading from Sheffield aforesaid to Baslow in the said County and bounded on or towards the North by the said Turnpike Road on or towards the South and West on other land of the Lessor and on or towards the East land of George Owen and containing in the whole by recent admeasurement 1344 superficial square yards or thereabouts and being delineated on the plan drawn on these presents and thereon distinguished by the colour pink AND ALSO ALL that messuage or dwellinghouse (now converted or about to be converted by the Lessee into two messuages or dwellinghouses) and all other erections and buildings now or hereafter to be erected upon the said piece of land or some part thereof TOGETHER with full right (subject as hereinafter mentioned) to use the drain running under the adjoining lands of the Lessor and the cesspool shewn on the said plan connected with such drain it being intended that the said drain and cesspool shall during such time as he shall use the same be repaired maintained and cleansed by the Lessee and that he shall keep the Lessor indemnified against any expenses which may become payable for or in respect of the said drain and cesspool AND TOGETHER ALSO with the rights easements and appurtenances to the said piece of land and hereditaments hereby demised belonging other than and except any right of light or other easements over the lands of the Lessor adjoining the said piece of land hereby demised (except as aforesaid) and except nevertheless and reserving unto the Lessor at any time hereafter full right of diverting from the said drain and cesspool the passage and running of water and soil from the said piece of land and hereditaments hereby demised into and through any other good and sufficient drain or sewer running under the adjoining lands of the Lessor and such as will provide the Lessee with suitable and convenient ways and means of getting rid and disposing of the said water and soil from the said piece of land and hereditaments hereby demised and from and after such diversion as aforesaid the rights of the Lessee to use the said drain and cesspool hereby granted shall cease and determine TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said piece of land and hereditaments hereinbefore demised (subject to the exceptions and reservations aforesaid and also to such obstruction of or hindrance to light or other easements in or in respect of the said piece of land hereby demised or the erections and buildings to be erected or built thereon as may be occasioned by any buildings or erections now or to be hereafter erected or built upon any other land how belonging or hereafter to belong to the Lessor) unto the Lessee for the term of 800 years to be computed from the 25th day of March 1906 YIELDING AND PAYING therefor during the said term the yearly rent of. £14 by two equal half yearly instalments on the 29th day of September and the 25th day of March in every year the first of such half yearly payments to be due and made on the 29th day of September 1906 AND the lessee doth hereby covenant with the Lessor that the Lessee will from time to time during the said term pay the said rent hereinbefore reserved on the several days and in manner hereinbefore appointed for payment thereof without any deduction save such (if any) as may be by law made in respect of income or property tax AND ALSO will from time to time and at all times during the said term pay all existing and future taxes rates charges assessments and outgoings of every description for the time being payable in respect of the. said hereby demised premises AND shall within 12 months from the date of these presents erect and at all times ...after during the said term hereby granted maintain and keep in good repair and condition on the South East and West sides of the said piece of land hereby demised where not occupied, by buildings good and suitable fences not exceeding Six Feet in height AND WILL not erect or put out any door window or other opening on any boundary of the said piece of land hereby demised except the road boundary and will not at any time hereofter acquire or claim any right of light air or other easement over the adjoining lands of the Lessor (except as aforesaid) AND ALSO will not at any time during the said term hereby granted use exercise or carry on or permit any building erected upon the said land to be used for the trade or business of a Slaughterman, Tallow Chandler, Melter of Tallow, Soapmaker, Soap-boiler, Fellmonger, Dyer or Distiller nor for the sale of Spirituous liquors wine or Malt Liquors, nor any noxious noisy dangerous or offensive business or do or permit to be done thereupon anything which may be offensive to the neighbourhood without the previous written license of the Lessor AND that it shall be lawful for the Lessor and his Agent once in every year during the said term hereby granted or oftener if occasion shall require to enter into and upon.and view the condition the said demised premises at all reasonable times in the daytime And of all defects and wants of reparation then and there found to give to the Lessee Three Calendar Months notice in writing to repair and make good the same within which period the Lessee will repair and make good the same accordingly AND ALSO that the Lessee shall and will at his own expense throughout the said term well and substantially maintainl and keep in good and tenantable repair the said messuages or dwellinghouses and all other buildings which shall be built upon the said piece of land hereby demised and will so deliver up the same at the end or other sooner determination of the said term AND ALSO will not at any time during the said term without the previous written consent of the Lessor maintain erect or build upon the said piece of land hereby demised more'than/three messuages or dwellinghouses (the messuage or dwellinghouse now erected and built upon the said piece of land hereby demised and now converted or about to be converted by the Lessee into two messuages or dwellinghouses being deemed to be two of such messuages or dwellinghouses) with proper sufficient and suitable outbuildings thereto And that every messuage or dwellinghouse hereafter erected and built upon the piece of land hereby demised shall front to the said Turnpike Road with proper sufficient and suitable outbuildings drains and other conveniences thereto and which outbuildings and conveniences shall have no frontage to the said Road and such messuage or dwellinghouse when completed shall be of the value of £250 at the least AND will insure and keep insured the said messuages or dwellinghouses and all other erections now or hereafter to be erected upon the said piece of land hereby demised against loss or damage by fire in some responsible Insurance Office approved by the Lessor in the sum of £400 at the least and will upon request produce to the Lessor the policy of such Insurance and the receipt for the annual premium and in default thereof it shall be lawful for the Lessor so to insure or keep insured the said messuages or dwellinghouses and erections and the costs and charges of effecting and keeping on foot such insurance shall be repaid to him on demand by the Lessee or be recoverable in like manner as the rent hereby reserved is recoverable and it is mutually agreed that in case any part of the said messuage or dwellinghouses and erections shall be destroyed or damaged by fire the amount received by virtue of any such Insurance shall be laid out in rebuilding or reinstating the same and in case the amount shall prove deficient such deficiency shall be made up by the Lessee AND ALSO that the Lessee will WITHIN thirty days after any Assignment or disposition of the premises hereby demised or any part thereof (except a disposition by last Will and Testament) deliver to the Lessor or his Solicitors or Solicitor particulars in writing of the date of such Assignment and of the name or names and address or addresses of the person or persons entitled thereunder and with every such notice will pay to the Lessor or his Solicitor a Fee of Ten Shillings and Six Pence in respect thereof PROVIDED ALWAYS and these presents are upon this express condition that if and whenever the said rent hereinbefore reserved or any part thereof shall be unpaid for the space of 21 days next after either of the half-yearly days hereinbefore appointed for payment thereof whether the same shall have been legally demanded or not or if and whenever there shall be a breach of any of the covenants or agreements hereinbefore contains and on the part of the Lessee to be observed and performed then and in any of the said cases it shall be lawful for the Lessor into and upon the said premises and all additions and improvements which shall have been made thereto or any part thereof in the name of the whole to re-enter and the same to repossess as if this demise had not been made and thereupon the said term of 800 years hereby granted shall absolutely determine PROVIDED ALWAYS that no breach of any of the aforesaid covenants (except the covenant for payment of rent in manner hereinbefore provided) shall work or occasion a forfeiture of this Lease or give any right of re-entry on the said hereby demised premises as aforesaid unless and until the Lessor shall have given notice to the Lessee of the breach or breaches of covenant complained of and default shall have been made for three Calendar months after the giving of such notice in remedying the same AND the Lessor doth hereby covenant with the Lessee that the Lessee paying the rent hereby reserved and observing and performing the covenants hereinbefore contained and on his part to be observed and performed may during the said term enjoy the said premises hereby demised with any disturbance by the Lessor or any person or persons lawfully or equitably claiming or to claim through or under him AND IT IS HEREBY DECLARED that where the context allows the expression "the Lessor" used in these presents includes the said Michael Joseph Hunter and his heirs and assigns and the expression "the Lessee" used in these presents includes the said James Gledhill his executors administrators and assigns 

 

IN WITNESS whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first before written

SIGNED SEALED AND DELIVERED by the said Micahel Joswph Hunter in the presence of Leonard J. Clegg. Solicitor Sheffeld

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Walter Waller Marrison moved to Totley around 1897 with his wife and their two young sons. He was a house builder who constructed properties around Totley Brook and Greenoak before ill health forced him to take up less physically demanding work. In 1904 he took over the tenancy of the grocers and off licence at number 71 Baslow Road. After his death in 1908, his widow Kate and later their eldest son Jack continued to run the business until it was sold in 1934.   

Ron Wijk of Nieuw-Vennep in the Netherlands has sent us two scanned images of drawings of old cottages made by the celebrated Dutch painter, Anton Pieck (1895-1987) simply annotated "Totley", and wondered whether we could identify their locations.

We would like to thank Christopher Rodgers for bringing to our attention this fascinating log of the 85th Sheffield (St. John's and Totley Orphanage) Wolf Cub Pack for 1927-45. The log is published jointly by Sheffield Scout Archives and Totley History Group as a free PDF download. It is illustrated by no fewer than 92 photographs and is supported by a comprehensive index and biographies of some of the main participants.

Following our Open Meeting event on School Days, Roger Hart, Howard Adams and John Timperley have each written to us with their memories of Norwood School, which was located in the rooms attached to the Dore & Totley United Reformed Church on Totley Brook Road. 

On 22nd July 1909 the children of Dore and Totley Schools celebrated by a pageant the union of England under King Ecgbert which took place at Dore in AD 827. The pageant was devised and written by Mrs Sarah Milner and her daughter Marjorie and performed in a field close to Avenue Farm in front of a large audience. Photographs of the event survive together with a fragment of the script.

John Edward Greenwood Pinder had lived all 46 years of his life in Totley but on census night, Sunday 2 April 1911, he was not at home; he was in Derby Gaol serving a sentence of three months hard labour. From the age of 20, John had been in and out of local courts for a series of minor offences including drunkenness, assault, wilful damage and night poaching. Finally he was sent to gaol for cutting down and stealing 86 small trees which he sold in Sheffield market for Christmas.

We have already transcribed the census returns for Totley, Totley Rise and Dore. Now we have transcribed Census Strays. These are people who were born in Totley but are missing from our earlier transcriptions. They may have been living, working or studying elsewhere or just away from home on the night the census was taken. Two people were in prison. Others were in Union Workhouses, hospitals and asylums. Fully indexed strays from the 1851, 1861, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911 censuses are available now. 

We wish to thank Gillian Walker for allowing us to digitize an archive of material about the 1st Totley Scout Group. Most of the material was collected by Arthur Percival Birley in the period 1949-51 and there are many interesting documents pertaining to the building of the scout hut on Totley Hall Lane. In addition four Newsletters survive, two from the 1940s and two from 1971.

We are grateful to Angela Waite and All Saints' Parish Church for giving us access to baptismal and kindergarten birthday rolls dating from 1926 to 1941. We have transcribed the names, addresses, birthdates and baptismal dates and created an alphabetical index of entries for you to search. 

Edmund Sanderson, a Sheffield estate agent, aquired the land on either side of the old drive to Totley Grove in 1874 and divided it into plots for development. He called it the Totley Brook Estate. But before many houses were built, the estate road was severed in two by the building of the Dore & Chinley Railway line. The eastern end of the road became the cul-de-sac we now call Grove Road

John Roberts was born in Sheffield in 1798. He became a partner in one of the leading silversmiths firms in the city before moving to Abbeydale Park in 1851 and extending the house in Victorian gothic style. He paid for the building of St. John's Church and was believed to dispense more in charity than any other person in the neighbourhood including his protege Ebenezer Hall.

The Coke Family owned the Totley Hall Estate from 1791 to 1881. With the aid of a family tree to guide us, Josie Dunsmore takes us through the story of their tenure. 

When the Rev. D'Ewes Coke inherited the Totley Hall Estate in 1791 it had two farms. Josie Dunsmore tells the story of how the two farms were combined under the tenancy of Peter Flint with the aid of field maps drawn by Flint himself and later by the Fairbanks family.

Do you think you recognize this face? More than sixty photographs of the girls and teachers at Hurlfield Grammar School for Girls in the 1940s were given to Totley History Group by Avril Critchley, who was herself a student at the school. The collection includes fifteen form photographs from June 1949. There would have been a number of girls from the Totley area attending the school in those days.

Christine Weaving tells the story of her 2 x great uncle George Edward Hukin, a Totley razor-grinder, and his life-long friendship with the academic, poet, writer, and free-thinker Edward Carpenter.

Eric Renshaw (pictured here on the right with Bob Carr) grew up and lived in Totley from 1932 to 1960. Many of his memories are of a sporting nature.

We are very grateful to Gordon Grayson for giving us this splendid sale document for the Norton Hall Estates, following the death in 1850 of Samuel Shore. The estates included a large part of Totley and the document has maps and illustrations, plus schedules of land and property with the names of tenants. We have also added a transcription of the entries for Totley and Dore. 

Watch this Youtube video of the talk given by Dr. Mark Frost and Sally Goldsmith on Ruskin, Totley and St. George's Farm. The talk was hosted by Totley History Group on 20th May 2015 as part of the Ruskin in Sheffield programme. Also enjoy a video of the outdoor performance Boots, Fresh Air & Ginger Beer written by Sally.

When Jacqueline A. Gibbons became interested in what made her father tick, it began a journey through WW1 archive records and led to her flying from Toronto to visit the house and village where he lived and the countryside that he so much enjoyed. Jacqueline reminds us that in the early 20th century Sheffield was a driving force of industry and that Totley was the place where many of its remarkable people lived and where they formulated their ideas.

Edgar Wood was the designer of The Dingle, 172 Prospect Road, built in 1904 for Rev. William Blackshaw, the founder of the Croft House Settlement. The house, together with its western terrace and boundary walls, has now been awarded Grade II listed building status. 

What was probably "the most perfect little garden railway in existence" in 1910 was to be found in the grounds of Brook House, Grove Road, the home of its designer and constructor, Guy Mitchell. Look at some wonderful photographs and read reports in newspapers and a full appreciation in Model Railways magazine. 

We have now completed our transcription of Totley School's Admission Records for the period from 1877 to 1914. There is also a useful index to the names of the scholars and to their parents or guardians. We are very grateful to Sheffield Archives and Local Studies Library for allowing us to transcribe and publish these records and for permission to reproduce the photograph of a specimen page of the register.

On 8, 9 and 11 November 2014 Totley History Group held an exhibition at Dore & Totley United Reformed Church to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. Below are additional links to some of the photographs we were lent and stories we researched especially for the exhibition.

 

Oscar Creswick was a local farmer who served with the Army Service Corps in Salonika and who after the war returned to Totley to become the innkeeper of the Cricket Inn and a member of the village's successful tug of war team.

 

Walter Evans was a market gardener who also ran a small grocery shop on Hillfoot Road when war broke out. He fought with the Machine Gun Corps at the fourth battle of Ypres. After the war, Walter ran a grocers shop at the top of Main Avenue.

 

Fred Cartwright was another Totley soldier who survived the Great War. He fought in France and Belgium and although he wasn't wounded he was gassed and was home on sick leave when his daughter was delivered by Nurse Jessop during a snowstorm in January 1917.

 

Maurice Johnson joined the Yorkshire Dragoons, a territorial unit, on 1 Jan 1914 and so was called up at the very start of the war. He fought throughout the war on the Somme, at Ypres and at Cambrai. After demobilization in 1919 Maurice returned to his old occupation in the steel industry.

 

Bill Glossop lent us a letter written by his father, William Walton Glossop to his wife describing life in the army during training in the north east of England and asking her to keep him in mind with the children.

 

The photo above provides a link to an album of photographs taken of WW1 Hospitals at St. John's, Abbeydale and the Longshaw Estate.

 

Nora Green, of Chapel Lane, was only 14 when war broke out. In 1914 she was ill with diphtheria and was sent to the isolation hospital at Holmley Lane, Dronfield. Nora recovered and wrote a letter of thanks to one of the hospital staff and the reply she received survives. 

 

We have collected together on this page the names of local men who appear on various War Memorials and Rolls of Honour in Totley, Dore, Abbeydale, Norton, Holmesfield and Dronfield.

 

Unfortunately we were unable to identify all the photographs we were lent of Totley Soldiers. Please take a look at this album to see if you recognize any of the missing names.

This walk visits locations that have strong associations with Totley during the First World War. It includes the homes of the ten soldiers from the village who lost their lives, the auxiliary hospitals, war memorials, and even the rifle range on which the soldiers trained. Take a look at the first draft of a new walk by the authors of "Totley War Memorial WW1 1914-1918"

As we have nowhere to exhibit memorabilia and artifacts, we have decided to create a Virtual Museum instead, starting with old bottles that were found under the floor of the Old Infant School. Please contact us by email if you would like to see the real thing or have things that you own and would like to see added to the virtual museum.

We wish to thank the Trustees of Cherrytree for giving us permission to publish transcriptions of the Cherrytree Orphanage Admissions Book entries for the years 1866-1929. There is also an alphabetical index for you to look at.

With more people having access to faster broadband and mobile networks, we have uploaded seven full and unedited oral history recordings and also added more short excerpts for you to listen to.

Our transcriptions of local trade directories have been expanded to cover the 95 years from 1837-1932 and have also been indexed. From the days when there were a handful of farmers, stone masons, saw handle makers & scythe grinders to the wonders of the Totley Bridge Garage Company, Betty's Boudoir and The Heatherfield Shopping Centre.

We continue to add to our Totley Newspaper Archive. Recent entries have included several about John Roberts and the building of St. John's Church. There are several about the history of Brinkburn Grange and its first occupier, John Unwin Wing, an accountant who later lived at Totley Hall before being convicted of forgery and fraud and sentenced to 7 years imprisonment in Pentonville gaol. There are more than 50 articles from the 1880s and 1890s about Joseph Mountain and the Victoria Gardens, and twenty on the construction of the Totley Tunnel and the Dore and Chinley Railway.

Totley Church of England Parish Magazines for the years 1922-1939 and 1948-1967 with notices of births, marriages and deaths and accounts of spiritual, educational, charitable and social matters in the village. 

Around 90 photographs taken by Stuart Greenhoff for his thesis A Geographical Study of Dore and Totley including several of Totley Moor Brickworks. Superb!  

Chronologically ordered snippets of information recorded by Brian Edwards during his many years of research into our local history.

Read the inscriptions on more than 600 gravestones in  the churchyard.

 

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