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Cressbrook, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Cressbrook, a manufacturing village in the township and parish of Tideswell, Derbyshire, on the banks of the river Wye, 2¼ miles SE of Tideswell. It has a post office under Bnxton; money order office, Tideswell; telegraph office, Longstone railway station. Cressbrook Hall is a chief residence. The inhabitants are employed in the extensive cotton mills. There is a mission church here in connection with Tideswell parish church.

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

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.

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Cressbrook 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:

DistrictDerbyshire Dales
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtSK17
Post TownBuxton