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Chinley, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Chinley forms with Bugsworth and Brownside a township in Glossop parish, Derbyshire, around Chinley railway station, 2 miles NNW of Chapel-en-le-Fritb. It is the-junction of the Dore and Chinley branch of the M.R., opened in 1894, by which the distance from Manchester to Sheffield was considerably reduced. It has a post and money order office under Stockport; telegraph office, Stockport. There-are paper and cotton-wool mills. Acreage, 3831; population, 1542. There is a Congregational chapel, served originally by William Bagshaw, " the Apostle of the Peak."

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDerbyshire 
Civil parishGlossop 
HundredHigh Peak 
Poor Law unionChapel-en-le-Frith 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in conjunction with the Derbyshire Record Office, have the Church of England Baptisms (1538-1916), Marriages and Banns (1538-1932), and Burials (1538-1991) online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Chinley from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.


Online maps of Chinley are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online:

DistrictHigh Peak
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtSK23
Post TownHigh Peak