In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Glossop like this:
Glossop, mun. bor., market town, par., and ry. sta., N. Derbyshire, 13 miles SE. of Manchester and 185 N W. of London -- par., 40,134 ac., pop. 32,963; bor., pop. 19,574; 1 Bank, 4 newspapers. Market-days, Tuesday and Saturday. The town has rapidly increased in size durinng recent years. It is the great centre of the cotton mfr. in Derbyshire; it likewise has woollen and paper mills, dyeing and print works and bleaching greens. In close proximity to the town is Glossop Hall, seat of Lord Howard of Glossop.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Glossop has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of High Peak. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Glossop and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Glossop, in High Peak and Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 20th May 2013
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