Beard, a hamlet in New Mills parish, Derbyshire, in the High Peak division of the county, near the river Etherow and the Peak railway, 5 miles NW of Chapel-le-Frith. The nearest station is Glossop (2 miles) on the M.S. & L. railway. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in iron foundries and quarries, also in candlewick mills and chemical works.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Beard from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Beard)
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.
Newspapers and Periodicals
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