Pigot & Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835

“Hayfield and neighbourhood”

Transcriptions by Rosemary Lockie, © Copyright 1996

HAYFIELD, an independent chapelry, generally included in the parish of Glossop, is four miles S. from Glossop, and about the same distance N. from Chapel-en-le-Frith. It is a populous manufacturing district, having several large cotton spinning factories, and one for woollen goods. The church is a handsome modern edifice, rebuilt by the inhabitants in 1818, and the interior is much admired for its neatness. The living is a perpetual curacy, and the resident freeholders have the privilege of nominating the minister.

This peculiar right it seems was granted by Richard II, in the year 1386. The present incumbent is the Rev. Samuel Wasse, M. A. who is also the head master of the free grammar school, at Sherborne, Yorkshlre. Here is a large day and Sunday school belonging to the establishment; the day school having an endowment for the education of a limited number of free scholars, who, together with the children of the town and neighbourhood, are taught by Mr. E. Adamson, the present master. A meeting-house is here for the methodists' old connexion, who also have a large Sunday school. About a mile from Hayfield, on the Glossop road, is situated Park Hall, the beautiful seat of John White, Esq. a magistrate for the county of Derby.

The population of the whole chapelry, including the out-township, by the parliamentary returns, is about 3,600.

POST OFFICE:- George Inn, Rachel Quarmby, Post Mistress:- Letters from STOCKPORT arrive every evening at six, and are despatched every morning at quarter before seven.

Ibbotson Mr. John, Little Hayfield
Marriott Mr. John, Hayfield
Marriott Mr. Thomas, Hayfield
Ridgway Mrs. -, Little Hayfield
Wasse Rev. Samuel, Hayfield
Waterhouse Mr. James, Hayfield
White John, esq. Park hall

Adamson Ebenezer, master of the town's school
Brierley John, surgeon
Wasse Rev. Samuel, gentlemen's boarding academy

Bridge, Martha Turner
Bull's Head, Jerry Bennett
George Inn, Rachael Quarmby
Pack Horse, John Brocklehurst

Bennett Thomas & Co.
Bowden Joseph, New mill
Rangeley Aaron
Rideway Samuel & Co. (& manufacturers)

Bowden Joseph, retailer of beer
Bradbury Robert, shopkeeper
Brailsford John, tailor
Brocklehurst James, cotton banding manufacturer
Brocklehurst John, blacksmith
Brown James, bleacher
Eyre George, woollen manufacturer
Eyre Thomas, butcher
Hadfield Joseph, boot & shoe maker
Hallam Isaac, tailor
Hampson Samuel, wheelwright
Hobson John, shopkeeper
Howard William, shopkeeper
Hudson John, butcher
Lucas Edwd. & Sons, calico printers
Lyne Daniel, painter and glazier
Mason Joel, joiner and builder
Mason Samuel, shopkeeper
Middleton William, miller
Pritchard John, boot & shoe maker
Rangeley Aaron, shopkeeper
Rangeley Dennis, joiner and builder
Rangeley Isaac, joiner and builder
Rangeley Jonah, joiner and builder
Redfern Geo. cotton handling manufr
Shaw James, horse dealer
Slack Robt. tanner & paper maker
Stafford John, retailer of beer
Turner George, cooper
Turner Joseph, boot & shoe maker
Turner William, butcher
Walker James, boot & shoe maker
Walker Jno. corn dealer & druggist
Walker John, shopkeeper
Walker Wm. boot and shoe maker
Warrington John, stone mason
Waterhouse John, blacksmith
Waterhouse Martha, shopkeeper
Wilde Robert, parish clerk

To MANCHESTER, a Car, from the George Inn, every Tuesday morning at
seven; goes through New Mills, Marple and Stockport:- and John
Barber and David Beard, carriers from their own houses, every
To STOCKPORT, a Car, from the George Inn, every Friday and Saturday
morning at seven:- and John Barber, David Beard, and Joseph Gee,
carriers, from their own houses, every Friday.

Description(s) from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835.
Transcribed by Rosemary Lockie in May 1996.

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