Lilac Farm was located on the Main Street or as it was named in yesteryear Maine Road.
The farm house is located in a prominent position looking down over the Doe Lea valley towards Sutton Scarsdale and the view north, west and south is as far as the eye can see. The old farm house and outbuildings are made of quality stone. I conject they pre date 1800 and if my research is correct housed a member of the Gentry around that time. Perhaps it was built for such a person!.
This page is currently being constructed as at 1 January 2005.
1829. Glover's Directory of Derbyshire.
1831. Pigot's Directory of Deryshire.
1835. Pigot & Co. Derbyshire.
1841. The census reveals that John Wingfield, aged 85 years, a Farmer occupied this farm. He had 2 servants. Hannah Wilson & child lived with him.
I conject that he died and left the farm to Hannah Wilson. I conject he left a will but I have not yet researched it.
1841. Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire.
1850. Tithe Award.
She owned and occupied about 15 other pieces of land in Palterton including the property next door that subsequently became known as Bastin Park Farm. This is numbered 170 and 170a on the Plan and is described as Houses and gardens occupied by Joseph Cree and others. At that time she also owned Rhodes Horse Close.
1851. 7 April. The census reveals that Hannah Wilson aged 56 years, a farmer of 56 acres lived with her daughter, one servant and one labourer at this farm.
1857. History, Gazetteer and Directory of Derbyshire & Sheffield
1861. 12 April.
1869. 7 April.
1871. 7 April.
Research a bit more - his wife and at least four children should be with him.
1881. 9 April.
The fact that Joseph Shacklock, the eldest child was aged 21 years and born in Palterton is corroboration the family were living in the village in 1860.
1881. Kelly's Trade Directory for Derbyshire.
1881. Electoral Roll for the Bolsover Polling District, parish of Scarcliffe
1891. Electoral Roll - Chesterfield Divn. of Derbyshire - Scarcliffe Polling District. Parish of Scarcliffe. Ownership Votes. Persons entitled to vote as Parliamentary Voters and County Electors.
According to this Electoral Roll, Joseph William Shacklock owned Lilac Farm at that time.
1893. 3 February.
1895. Kelley's Directory for Derbyshire.
His widowed mother Jane Shacklock aged 63 years and born at Scarcliffe, lived with him. She was stated to be "living on own means". Also living with him were his unmarried sisters Elizabeth aged 36 years, a dressmaker on her own account, Mary aged 30 years, Winifred aged 23 years born Mansfield and Margaret aged 21 years, an Elementary School teacher on her own account, born at Clowne, Derbyshire. There was one servant living with the family on census night, namely John E. Haynes, a single man aged 19 years employed as an Ag. Horseman on farm. He was stated to have been born at Ruskington, Lincs. (Census Ref: RG.13/3133). The Enumerator was Mr. Thomas Shaw.
Although the census records Joesph W. Shacklock, his mother, sisters Elizabeth and Mary as being born at Scarcliffe, they were in fact born at Palterton in the parish of Scarcliffe.
1910. Electoral Roll - Chesterfield Divn. of Derbyshire - Scarcliffe Polling District. Parish of Scarcliffe. Occupation Voters, other than Lodgers. Persons entitled to vote as Parliamentary Voters and County Electors.
1926. Electoral Roll for the Clay Cross Parliamentary Division of Derbyshire - Scarcliffe Polling District. Parish of Scarcliffe. Occupation Voters, other than Lodgers. Persons entitled to vote as Parliamentary Voters and County Electors.
1927. probably Lady-day.
Prior to her marriage, Getrude May Holmes nee Bunting lived with her parents at Holloway, Derbyshire in the cottage at Lee Hurst Park. Upon her marriage to Fred. Holmes, the couple went to live at the farm in the grounds of Renishaw Hall.
The Holmes family rented Lilac Farm from John Wilson Shacklock, who owned it but had moved to farm at nearby Glapwell.
Subsequently, Wilfred Holmes took over the tenancy upon the death of his father (I conject c.1950) and later purchased the farm from the Shacklock family.
1941. Kelly's Directory Derbyshire.
1967. Actual date not yet known.
1970s. The farm closed and is now a private house, owned and occupied by a son of Wilfred Holmes and his wife Mary. I have not yet established the date when the farm closed.
Created 2 December 2004
Last updated: 1 January 2005