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Beard, Derbyshire

Historical Description

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.

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

Administration

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 unionHayfield 

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


Church Records

Ancestry.co.uk, 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 Beard from the following:


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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