New Mills  Derbyshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described New Mills like this:

NEWMILLS, a village and a chapelry in Glossop parish, Derby. The village stands on the river Goyt, at the boundary with Cheshire, ¾ of a mile N of the Manchester, Stockport, and Buxton railway, and 7¾ miles E S E of Stockport; was originally called Bowder-Middle-Cale; took the name of Newmills from the erection of a newmill on its site; is a large place; and has a post-office‡under Stockport, a station with telegraph on the M. ...

and B. railway, a station also on the Midland railway, a savings' bank, and fairs on 12 May and 22 Oct. The chapelry contains also the hamlets of Beard, Thornsett, Whittle, and Ollersett; and is conterminate with the township of Beard. Acres, 5,044. Real property, £15, 623, of which £1, 150 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 4, 366; in 1861, 4, 822. Houses, 940. The property is much subdivided. High Lee Hall is the residence of W. S. Lowe, Esq.; Oak House, of J. Fielding, Esq.; Ollersett Hall, of G. Eyre, Esq.; Watford Villa, of J. Ingham, Esq.; and Aspenshaw Hall, of H. Lees, Esq. There are many calico-printing works and cotton-band manufactories, and an iron and brass foundry. The living is a p.curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £150.* Patron, the Vicar of Glossop. The church is a handsome edifice, in the pointed style; and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with tower and spire. There are chapels for Independents, Wesleyans, Primitive Methodists, United Free Methodists, and Roman Catholics, and amixed national school. The R. Catholic chapel is a very fine structure, in the early English style; and has a tower and spire. The workhouse of Hayfield district also is here; and, at the census of 1861, had 41 inmates.

New Mills through time

New Mills is now part of High Peak district. Click here for graphs and data of how High Peak has changed over two centuries. For statistics about New Mills itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of New Mills, in High Peak and Derbyshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st June 2024

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