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Help and advice for HAYFIELD, Derbyshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

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HAYFIELD, Derbyshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"HAYFIELD, a chapelry in the parish of Glossop, hundred of High Peak, county Derby, 11 miles S.E. of Stockport, its post town, 4 N. of Chapel-en-le-Frith, and 3 from the Stockport and Staley Bridge railway. It is situated among the lofty mountains of the High Peak, near the river Kinder and the Peak canal, which affords conveyance for the produce of the district. It contains the hamlets of Kinder, Phoside, and Great Hamlet. A portion of the inhabitants are employed in the paper-mills and calico printworks. The village, which is very considerable, is lighted with gas.

It is the head of a Poor-law Union and of a superintendent registry, but is divided between the new County Court districts of Glossop and Chapel-en-le-Frith. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Lichfield, value £175, in the patronage of freeholders. The church, dedicated to St. Matthew, is a neat structure, rebuilt in 1819, and has a tower with six bells. In the interior is a monument to the late Joseph Hague, with a bust by Bacon.

There is also a new church at Beard, or New Mills, the living of which is a perpetual curacy in the patronage of the Incumbent of Hayfield. The parochial charities produce about £66 per annum, of which £46 goes to Hyde's free school. There are places of worship for Methodists at Hayfield. Chinley, and New Mills, and a chapel for Independents at Chinley. Fairs for cattle and live stock are held on the 11th May and 23rd July."

"GREAT HAMLET, a hamlet in the chapelry of Hayfield and the parish of Glossop, hundred of High Peak, county Derby, 4 miles N.W. of Chapel-le-Frith."

"KINDER, a hamlet in the parish of Glossop, hundred of High Peak, county Derby, 4 miles N. of Chapel-le-Frith. It is situated in the Peak, under Kinder Scout Hill, which rises to the altitude of 1,800 feet."

"PHOSIDE, a hamlet and liberty in the chapelry of Hayfield, parish of Glossop, county Derby, 5 miles N.W. of Chapel-en-le-Frith."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]