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Ludworth and Chisworth, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Ludworth and Chisworth, a township in Glossop parish, Derbyshire, at the confluence of the rivers Etherow and Coyt, 5 miles SW of Glossop, and half a mile from Marple railway station. It contains Compstall Road and Marple Bridge, which has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Stockport. Acreage, 2486 of land and 25 of water; population, 2240. Ecclesiastically Ludworth and Mellor form the chapelry of Mellor, and Chisworth forms a part of the parish of Charlesworth. There are Congregational, Wesleyan, Primitive Methodist, and Roman Catholic chapels. The Roman Catholic one stands at Marple Bridge, and was erected at the expense of the late Lord Howard of Glossop. There are cotton mills and collieries at Chisworth, and quarries at Ludworth.

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 Ludworth and Chisworth 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

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online: