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Longnor, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Longnor, a small market-town, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Alstonefield parish, Staffordshire. The town stands on the river Manifold, near the river Dove at the boundary with Derbyshire, 6 miles SSE of Buxton, and 10 NE of Leek, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Bnxton. Markets are held on Tuesdays, and fairs on Easter Tuesday, 4 and 17 May, and Whit-Tuesday. A market hall waa erected in 1873. The township includes the village. Acreage, 813; population, 509. The ecclesiastical parish includes also the township of Heathylee and part of that of Fawfieldhead. Population, 1309. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield; gross value, s£190. Patron, the Vicar of Alstonefield. The church was rebuilt in 1780, was enlarged with galleries in 1812, and contains a Norman font. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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