Villages – Duckmanton
Duckmanton grew in size with the development of Markham Colliery in the 1880’s.
In September 1882 the Derbyshire Times reported on the financial results of Staveley and Iron Company. The report mentioned the following;
They have arranged to lease for 63 years the coal in the Sutton and Duckmanton Estates adjoining Staveley Parish, the property of W. Arkwright, Esq., containing a surface of upwards of 5,000 acres. The terms of the lease have been approved by the Court of Chancery, and the company, having obtained possession, have made a railway to the site of the pits, and are making the necessary preliminary arrangements for sinking a the pair of shafts into the top hard coal. It is intended to press this work forward with the utmost vigour.
Miners killed in the 1938 disaster.
Allen James (25) 151, Arkwright Town, Duckmanton. Married. Children: 1
Bradford John Henry (46) 16, North Crescent, Duckmanton Married. Children: 2
Brown Arthur (18) 56, Poolsbrook Road, Duckmanton Single. Children:0
Brown John Thomas (26) 29, Orchard Row, Carr Vale Married. Children:1
Carter Arthur (40) 7, North Crescent, Duckmanton Married. Children: 2
Hargreaves Herbert Snr (48) 5, North Crescent, Duckmanton. Married. Children: 3
Hargreaves Herbert Jnr (27) 5, North Crescent, Duckmanton. Single. Children: 0
Hargreaves Leslie (23) 5, North Crescent, Duckmanton. Single. Children: 0
Jacklin Lawrence (28) 2, West Crescent, Duckmanton. Married. Children: 2
Lavender Harry (39) 67, Poolsbrook Road, Duckmanton. Married. Children:4
Lievesley John William (46) 4, North Crescent, Duckmanton. Married. Children:4
Linathan Felix Leonard Adlington (48) 58, Poolsbrook Road, Duckmanton. Single. Children: 1*
May Arthur (59) 45, North Crescent, Duckmanton. Widower. Children: 10
Roper Arthur (61) Highfield, Rectory Road, Duckmanton. Married Children:4
Watson William Wilkinson (58) 36, South Crescent, Duckmanton. Married. Children:2
Williams Matthew (36) 2, Markham Road, Duckmanton Married. Children:2