Padfield  Derbyshire


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

PADFIELD, a township in Glossop parish, Derby; on the Manchester and Sheffield railway, 1½ mile N W of Glossop. It has a wall letter-box under Manchester; and it contains the Manchester water-works. Acres, 643. Pop. in 1851, 2,051; in 1861, 1, 619. Houses, 299. The decrease of pop. was caused by the removal of work-men employed in constructing the Manchester water-works. The inhabitants are employed chiefly in cloth, thread, and cotton-yarn works.

Additional information about this locality is available for Glossop

Padfield through time

Padfield 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 Padfield itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 14th June 2024

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