Longnor in 1872


John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales - 1870-2

LONGNOR, a village, a township, a chapelry, and a sub-district in Leek district, Stafford. The village stands on the river Manifold, near the river Dove at the boundary with Derby, 6 miles SSE of Buxton railway station; and has a post-office under Buxton, and fairs on the second Tuesday of Feb., Easter Tuesday, 4 and 17 May, 5 Aug, the first Tuesday of Oct., and 12 Nov. The township includes the village, and is in Allstonefield parish. Real property, £1,919. Pop., 514. Houses, 118. The manor belongs to Sir John H. Crewe, Bart. The chapelry is much more extensive than the township. Rated property, £9,230. Pop., 2,228.

The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £150. Patron, the Vicar of Allstonefield. The church was built about the end of last century; was enlarged with galleries in 1812; and is a plain edifice. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £11. The sub-district contains six townships of Allstonefield parish, one of Mayfield parish, and three entire parishes. Acres, 29,719. Pop., 5,041. Houses, 1,115. 

[Description(s) from The Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) - Transcribed by Mike Harbach ©2020]