A History of Tapton House Content

Acknowledgements 

Foreword - Robert Stephenson Roper 

Introduction 

List Of Illustrations 

CHAPTERS

1 Background

2 Isaac Wilkinson (b.1749 - d.1831) Banker and Investor - Lived at Tapton House 1794-1831

3 George Yeldham Ricketts (b.1810 - d.1888) Ward of Isaac Wilkinson 1817-1838

4 George Stephenson (b.1781 - d.1848) Railway Engineer and Horticulturalist 1838-1848

5 Robert Stephenson MP, PIMechE, PICE, FRS (b.1803 - d.1859) Locomotive and Civil Engineer Responsible for Tapton House 1848-1859

6 Mary Pocock (b.1803 - d.1882) and Grace Walker (b.1821) Schoolmistresses 1850-1865

7 The Markham Family - Industrialists and Civic Leaders 1871-1925

8 General - Servants and Gardeners at Tapton 1794-1994

9 Chesterfield Borough Council/The Museum 1920-1931

10 Tapton House School - The Opening 1931

11 Tapton House School - 1931-1991

12 Conversion to a College 1993-1994

Bibliography

List of Illustrations 
Date Title Page No.

Family tree - Wilkinsons p13

1800 Elder Yard Chapel p14

1831 Invoice to Isaac Wilkinson from E Smith p15

Family tree - Ricketts p29

1832 Agreement G Y Wilkinson and Henrietta Griffiths for £10,000 p27

1838 Tapton House lease plan p29

1871 In Chancery document p30

1838 Trinity Church p35

George Stephenson

1847 George Stephenson and his confreres p25

Family tree - Stephensons p39

Robert Stephenson 1848

Robert Stephenson letter to Edward Pease p47

1850 Trinity Church memorial window to George Stephenson p39

1849 Misses Pocock and Walker advert 1849 part 1 p50

1849 Misses Pocock and Walker advert 1849 part 2 p50

1867 Tapton Estate sale by auction p52

1877 Tapton Plan

Family tree - Markhams p58

Charles Markham p58

Rosa Markham p58

Charles Paxton Markham p58

Arthur Markham p58

Violet Markham p58

1933 Tree plan p74

1931 School layouts p79

1931 School charter p66

1931 School report for Edna Warrener p81

1931 Rocket magazine Vol I p84

1931 School register - First year entrants p84

1948 Commemoration Day scenes to celebrate George Stephenson p97

1952 Letter to Violet Markham from CE Hall p99

1978 Choir record p107

1991 Tapton plan 1994 College layouts p111