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Whitfield, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Whitfield, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Glossop parish, Derbyshire. The village lies 1 mile S of Glossop station on the M.S. & L.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Glossop, under Manchester. The manor belongs to Lord Howard. There are cotton factories, bleach-works, and paper mills. The parish was constituted in 1845. Population, 9031. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £300 with residence. The church was built in 1846, is in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, and western tower, with a lofty spire. There are Congregational, Free Methodist, 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 Whitfield 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 Whitfield 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