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Hadfield, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Hadfield, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Glossop parish and borough, Derbyshire. The village stands near the boundary with Cheshire, the river Etherow, and the Manchester and Sheffield railway, 2 miles WNW of GIossop, and has a station on the railway and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Manchester. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1875. Population, 7343. Hadfield Hall, an old seat of the Hadfields, built in 1646, has now been converted into cottages. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £265. Patrons, trustees. The church is a building in the Gothic style, erected in 1874. There are several cotton mills, a Roman Catholic church, and Wesleyan, Primitive Methodist, and Free Methodist chapels. The Roman Catholic church was built partly with the aid of £5000 from Lord Edward Howard. A convent was erected in 1887 near the church.

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 Hadfield 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 Hadfield 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