Whitfield  Derbyshire


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

WHITFIELD, a township and a chapelry in Glossop parish, Derby. The township lies 1 mile S of Glossop r. station; and its Post town is Glossop, under Manchester. Acres, 1,577. Real property, £17,995; of which £80 are in mines, and £182 in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 4,774; in 1861, 5,679. ...

Houses, 1,144. The manor belongs to Lord Edward Howard. There are cotton factories and Paper-mills.—The chapelry was constituted in 1845. Pop. in 1861, 13,040. Houses, 2,552. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £350.* Patron, alternately the Crown and the Bishop. The church was built in 1846; and is in the early English style, with a lofty spire. There are several dissenting chapels, a free school, and national schools.

Whitfield through time

Whitfield 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 Whitfield itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th June 2024

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