Longnor

LONGNOR, a market-town, township, and chapelry, in the parish of Alstonfield, union of Leek, N. division of the hundred of Totmonslow and of the county of Stafford, 10 miles (N. E.) from Leek, and 162 (N. N. W.) from London; the township containing 485 inhabitants. The town is situated in the most northern part of the county, near the source of the Manifold river; and here a small canal terminates, which commences in the parish of Sheen, where it joins the Manifold. The market is on Tuesday; fairs are held on the Tuesday before Feb. 13th, Easter-Tuesday, May 4th and 17th, Whit-Tuesday, and a cheese-fair on November 12th. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £150; patron, the Vicar of Alstonfield; impropriators, the family of Crewe. The chapel, which is dedicated to St. Giles, is a neat edifice of stone, with a lofty pinnacled tower; in the cemetery is a tombstone to the memory of W. Billinge, a native of Fairfield, who, after long military service, died in 1791, at the age of 112 years. At Hollinsclough, Reaps-Moor, and Newtown are chapels of ease, erected by the late Sir George Crewe, Bart., and in which divine service is performed by the bishop's licence; attached to each chapel is a school. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans; and a small school at Longnor is endowed with about £6 per annum.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

Navigation

Preface
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z