Hucknall-under-Huthwaite is a village and township, in the parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, on the Derbyshire border, 2 miles west from Sutton-in-Ashfield station, and 5 west from Mansfield, in the Northern division of the county, northern division of the wapentake of Broxtowe, union and county court district of Mansfield, rural deanery of Mansfield, archdeaconry of Nottingham and diocese of Lincoln. The nearest railway station is at Sutton-in-Ashfield. The township is governed by a local board of nine members. Divine service, conducted by the clergy of Sutton-in-Ashfield, is held in the local school room at 10.30 and 6.30 on Sundays, and on Wednesdays, from Advent to Easter, at 7 pm; the Rev. Foster Maynard Shaw B.A. Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, Curate. The Wesleyans and New Methodist Connexion have places of worship here. The manufacture of cotton hose is the principle trade of the place, but a large colliery, opened in 1877, gives employment to upwards of 500 hands. The Duke of Portland, who is Lord of the manor, the Dowager Countess of Carnarvon and R.M.E.W.Dodsley Esq. are the principle landowners. The soil is clay. The chief crops are wheat, hay oats and barley and good pasture land. The area is 1,215 acres and 3 rood ; rateable value £5,422 3s ; the population in 1871 was 1,547 and in 1881 was 2,028.
Post Office - Samuel Lowe, postmaster.
Letters through Mansfield arrive at 8.30 am ; dispatched at 5.30 pm. The nearest money order office is at Sutton-in-Ashfield. The telegraph office is at Sutton-in-Ashfield.
Local Board. - Clerk - John Joseph Sharpe
Medical Officer - A.K. Dyer M.D. Sutton-in-Ashfield
Surveyor, Insp. of Nuisances & Collector - Robert Wright
National Schools - Erected in 1868, at a cost of about £800, principally defrayed by the Dowager Countess of Carnarvon; John Joseph Sharpe, master ; Mrs. Ann Sharpe, Mistress ; Miss Mary Parker, infants´ mistress.
Carriers to Mansfield.
William Allsop, William Burton, Samuel Lowe & John Shepherd, thursday.
Boot John. Thos. F.R.G.S.I. at The Orchards
Shaw Rev. Foster Maynard B.A. (curate)