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Charlesworth, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Charlesworth, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Derbyshire. The village lies on the river Etherow, near the High Peak, 1½ mile from Broadbottom railway station, 2¼miles from Glossop railway station, and 8¼ N of Chapel-en-le-Frith, and has a post office under Manchester; money order and telegraph office, Broadbottom. The inhabitants are chiefly cotton spinners and rope makers. The principal landowner is Lord Howard of Glossop, who is lord of the manor. The parish includes the townships of Chisworth, Simmondley, and Gamesley. Population, 2477. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £190 with residence. Patron, alternately the Crown and the Bishop. The church is modern, and there are Congregational, Particular Baptist, and Wesleyan chapels.

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 unionGlossop 

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 Charlesworth 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 Charlesworth 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 districtSK13
Post TownGlossop