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Archives and Libraries

The Hadfield Library on Station Road near Railway Street is normally open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. They have free Internet access.



  • 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.
  • St. Andrew's Church has a website with a schedule of forth-coming events.

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.
  • Roger MAY has a photograph of the Roman Catholic Church of St. Charles on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2005.
  • 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.

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Ask for a calculation of the distance from Hadfield to another place.

Click here for a list of nearby places.


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.



J. THOMAS has a photograph of The Spinners Arms public house on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2018.

J. THOMAS also has a photograph of The Pear Tree public house on Geo-graph, taken in June, 2018.

Ben BROOKSBANK has a photograph of the Last Stop Inn on Geo-graph, taken in July, 1996. This was the former railway station.

Derbyshire Life has a good capsule history of Hadfield and Padfied.


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.

Names, Geographical

The parish name often appears as "Hatfield" in older records.


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.
  • District governance is provided by the High Peak Borough Council.

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.


David LALLY has a photograph of St. Andrew's Junior School in Hadfield Road on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2009.