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Hayfield, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Hayfield, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Glossop parish, Derbyshire. The village stands among the mountains of High Peak on the banks of the Sett; it has a station on the Sheffield and Midland Joint railways, 5 miles S by E of Glossop, a post, money order, and telegraph office under Stockport, and fairs on 12 May and 10 Oct. for cattle. The township includes the village, and 'comprises the hamlets of Great Hamlet, Phoside, and Rinder. Acreage, 7920; population, 2856. The manor belongs to the Duke of Devonshire. There are cotton and paper mills, and calico print works. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Southwell; gross value, £180 with residence. Patrons, freeholders. The church was rebuilt in 1819, and is a building in the Early English style, consisting of a chancel, a nave, aisles, and a tower. There are three dissenting chapels, a parsonage erected in 1869, and .Liberal and Conservative clubs.

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 unionHayfield 

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 Hayfield 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 Hayfield 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 districtSK22
Post TownHigh Peak