Longnor  Staffordshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Longnor like this:

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 r. 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 p. 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.

Longnor through time

Longnor is now part of Staffordshire Moorlands district. Click here for graphs and data of how Staffordshire Moorlands has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Longnor itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Longnor in Staffordshire Moorlands | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th September 2020

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