Glossop  Derbyshire


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.

Glossop through time

Glossop 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 Glossop itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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: 16th April 2024

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