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I decided that it seemed silly not to have any info about Glossop, my place of birth and residence, not by any means a village but given a page here for convenience. There are 3 pages so far, detailed below.

Information about:-

Page 1 - general information

Page 2 - Newspaper cuttings

Page 3 - More cuttings

Local events of the past



Adverts for Glossop and Hadfield


web sites

Shrewsbury Street Primitive Methodist concert



look up

Workhouse report

Glossop held records


The best books on the history of Glossop are:

Glossop Dale, Manor and Borough by JScott, JH Smith and D Winterbottom, first published in 1973 and re-issued after being out of print for a number of years. (My copy has no ISBN number)

The Book of GLOSSOP by JHanmer and D Winterbottom (1991) ISBN 0 86023 484 3

Annals of Glossop. The Years 1-2000 AD by Peggy Davies (1999)

There are details of other books on G.Hadfiels's site (see below)

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The best site for Glossop records that I am aware of is Marjorie Ward's NW Derbyshire sources site, which has the whole

Another useful site is Graham Hadfield's with Glossop trade directories and other information and a large database of many Glossop families.

Alex Mitchell has an ambitious project underway, an interactive street map with links to names of those who lived on the streets; he is also looking for contributions.

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Places in Glossop with resources

There are records and information available from:

Glossop Library
Address: Victoria Hall, Talbot Street, Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 7DQ
Telephone: (01457) 852616 Fax: (01457) 856329

opening hours Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10.00am - 7.00pm
Tuesday and Thursday 10.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 9.30am - 1.00pm

which includes the following resources:-

  •  2 microfilm viewers, one with a printer, which are bookable in advance

  • films of the census for Glossop and surrounding areas of Derbyshire (this varies from year to year as boundaries change) for all years from 1841 - 1901
  • the index for the 1851 Glossop census
  • a paper copy of Marjorie Ward's 1841 census transcription
  • transcriptions of the parish records up to the end of 1837 (made by Glossop and District Historical Society)
  • the LDS 1881 census on CD, donated by the Glossop branch of Derbyshire FHS
  • films of leases granted to tenant farmers and other tenant farmer details
  • films Littlemoor Chapel records
  • a book of memorial inscriptions from the parish church
  • a book of probate documents held at Lichfield
  • local interest books

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Glossop Heritage Centre
Address: Glossop Heritage Centre, Bank House, Henry Street, Glossop, SK13 8BW
Telephone: 01457 869176

opening hours Weekdays & Saturdays - 10.30am - 4.30pm
Admission: 50p - Children and OAPs 25p.

The resources available here include

  • Microfiche reader

  • Fiche available include
    • Memorial Inscriptions -
      • Peak Forest,
      • Padfield,
      • Whitfield & Woodhead ;
    • Index of Probate Documents, Glossop
    • Various Derbyshire Trade Directories
    • Burials @ St. Michael'sand All Angels, Mottram-in-Longdendale
    • 1851 Cheshire Surnames & Street Index
    • 1891 Glossopdale Census Surname Index.
  • 1881 LDS Census on CD
  • Vital Records Index British Isles ( LDS CD )
  • 1841 Glossopdale Census Index (Paper copy)
  • 1851 Derbyshire Census Index
  • Numerous books with local interest for sale - including the Glossop Dale, Manor & Borough (£3.50)
  • Maps and Plans
  • Historical Trails
  • Audio / Visual Presentations
  • Informative Sheets and Booklets
  • Photographs
  • Old Local Newspapers back to the 1880's
  • Souvenirs

and perhaps most important, staff with local knowledge

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Glossop Bookshop
is an independent bookshop which stocks local interest books and maps
Address: 96 High Street West, Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 8BB
telephone: (01457) 862512

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Look ups

The 1841 is transcribed and is mainly on Marjorie Ward's NWDS site, with the Mellor area on my site.
The 1851 is fully indexed by Derbyshire FHS - I have copies of the Glossop, Hayfield, Tideswell, Chapel and Matlock indexes.
The 1891 is also indexed by Derbyshire FHS and I have a copy of this too.

I can look-up references as and when time allows, for these years only, on films at Glossop library. If you would like a print from the library these are 45p each at present, please e-mail me to enquire.

Parish records
These were transcribed a number of years ago by Glossop and District Historical Society and these transcriptions are also held in the library. I am willing to do a look-up in these as time allows.

There are many gaps in the earlier years, late 1600s and early 1700s, and in the baptisms around 1780; all three (bapt., marr. and burials) stop at the end of 1837. The originals are held at Matlock if you need years after this

There are some chapel records, I will add details later.

Memorial Inscriptions
There is a transcription of the MIs at the Parish church only. This is indexed by name and held in the library, photocopies at cost.

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