Glossop Area Local Histories index.

This section of the web site contains a number of articles on various aspects of Glossop local history.
Some of the articles were initially written to complement the family history pages on this web site. Others are revisions of articles (written from my own research, using materials from my own collection and my own subscriptions to on-line repositories) initially published elsewhere but since deleted. In order that the information in the articles should not be lost to the public view I have reworked/revised those articles and republished them on this web site.

Some of the articles owe a great deal to the copy of his transcript of Hamnett's articles which Neville Sharpe gave to me many years ago. As Neville said at the time "Mr. Hamnett must have spent years in collecting this information which I feel should be made more easily available to anyone interested in local history. After all, the history of the town is part of our heritage, not the preserve of some narrow academic clique.".

Ancient Parish of GlossopOutline and Bibliography.

CharitiesThe Joseph Hague Charity.

EducationGlossop Area Schools, Historical Notes.

St Andrew's Church of England School, Hadfield, class photos.

The Establishment of Hadfield Nursery School.

EntertainmentGlossop's Theatres and Cinemas.

Bankswood - Hadfield's Park.

Facts & FiguresGlossop in 1881/2.

Glossop Town Plan 1954-1971.

IndustriesThe Hadfield Family Farm at Whitfield and Cross Cliffe Mill.

Churn Milk Hall at the Corner of Hadfield Place and James Street.

The Excelsior Works of John Hadfield & Sons, Glossop.

Gnat Hole - a Woollen Mill in a Cotton Town.

Relationships Between the Mill Owning Families of Glossopdale.

Landmarks and EventsThe Glossop Drinking Fountains.

The Opening of Glossop Cemetery.

The Lighting of Glossop's Streets.

Photos of GlossopImages of Glossop in Multi-view postcards.

High Street West, Glossop over the years.

Shops and BusinessesNumber 1 High Street West, Glossop's Noted Corner Shop.

Bank Buildings, Victoria Street and High Street West.

Town Hall Shops, 5 to 23 High Street West.

The First Hundred Years of Banking in Glossop.

Station Road, Hadfield - Then and Now.

Township HistoriesThe Hamlet of Charlesworth (including Gamesley).

Chisworth and Ludworth.

The Hamlet of Chunal.

The Hamlet of Dinting.

The Hamlet of Hadfield.

Historical Review of the Township of Padfield.

The Hamlet of Padfield.

The Hamlet of Simmondley.

A Ramble Through Whitfield and Chunal.

Whitfield In The Past.

The Hamlet of Whitfield.

The Whitfield Enclosure Award, 1813.

Longdendale and Woodhead.

Trade DirectoriesTranscripts of Glossopdale & Longdendale entries from Trade Directories.

TransportGamesley and Dinting Railway Layouts 1850-1900.

War MemorialsMemorials in the Glossop area and pen pictures of the Fallen.

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Last updated: 14 January 2021