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  • The parish was in the Hayfield sub-district of the Hayfield Registration District.

  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2551 & 2552
1891 R.G. 12 / 2785

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Andrew.

  • The church was built in the late 1800s.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register starts in the late 1800s. For entries prior to that, check Glossop.

  • Hadfield had a Roman Catholic Chapel by 1871.

  • Hadfield had a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel by 1871.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Hayfield sub-district of the Hayfield Registration District.

Description and Travel

"HADFIELD is a village, in the township of Hadfield and Dinting, in the parish of Glossop, about two miles west therefrom. About thirty years ago this township was strictly an agricultural district, with a small population; but at the last census it contained 1,270 inhabitants."

[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]

The parish is on the border of Yorkshire, 2 miles WNW of Glossop and on the south side of the River Etherow.

Peter WHATLEY has a photograph of Hadfield station on Geo-graph, taken in 1977.

You can see pictures of Hadfield which are provided by:


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Hadfield has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK027951 (Lat/Lon: 53.452643, -1.960815), Hadfield which are provided by:

Military History

  • During World War I the Greenfield Mill produced munitions for the war effort.

  • David DIXON has a photograph of the Hadfield War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2012. The memorial is next to the old library building.

  • Malc MacDONALD has a photograph of the War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2004.

Military Records

  • For a photograph of the Hadfield War Memorial and the list of names on it, see the Carl's Camera website.

Politics and Government

  • This parish was in the ancient High Peak Hundred (or Wapentake).

  • This place does not have a parish council.

  • In 1875, the township of Hadfield was joined with the chapelry of Padfield to become a separate Civil Parish. Prior to that, they were parts of the parish of Glossop.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Glossop petty session hearings held at the Town Hall on Thursdays.

  • As a result of the Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms of 1834, the parish became a member of the Glossop Poorlaw Union.
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