Hollingworth  Cheshire


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

HOLLINGWORTH, a village and a township in Mottram parish, Cheshire. The village stands in the vale of Longden-dale, in the narrow projection of the county between Lancashire and Derbyshire, and not far from the boundary with Yorkshire, 1 mile NE of Mottram r. station, 1½ NW of Hadfield r. ...

station, and 3½ E of Staleybridge; consists chiefly of one long street; and has a postoffice under Manchester. The township comprises 2, 041 acres. Real property, £7, 279; of which £42 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 2, 347; in 1861, 2, 155. Houses, 451. The decrease of pop. was caused by the removal of workmen on railway works and on the Manchester waterworks. Hollingworth Hall has belonged, for several centuries, to the Holyngworthe family. Cotton mills, printworks, and an engine and iron foundry are in operation. A church, in the early English style, with 450 sittings, was built in 1863. There are chapels for Independents, United Free Methodists, and New Connexion Methodists, an endowed school, and a national school.

Hollingworth through time

Hollingworth 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 Hollingworth itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st June 2024

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