Hayfield Derbyshire Family History Guide

Hayfield is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Derbyshire, created in 1733 from chapelry in Glossop Ancient Parish. 

Alternative names: Hayfield with Great Hamlet, Kinder and Phoside

Other places in the parish include: Kinder, Phoside, and Great Hamlet. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1622
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1663

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HAYFIELD, a village, a township, a chapelry, a sub-district, and a district, in Derby. The village stands among the mountains of High Peak, near the river Kinder and the Peak canal, at the terminus of the Manchester, Hyde, Marple, New Mills, and Hayfield railway, 5 miles S by E of Glossop; and has a post-office under Stockport, a railway station, and a fair on 12 May. The township includes the village; comprises the hamlets of Great Hamlet, Phoside, and Kinder; and is in Glossop parish. Pop. in 1851, 1,757; in 1861, 2,156. Houses, 446. The manor belongs to the Duke of Devonshire. There are cotton-mills, calico print-works, and paper-mills. The chapelry includes the township, extends also into Chapel-en-le-Frith; is all in Glossop parish; and was constituted in 1837. Rated property, £5,504. Pop., 3,359. Houses, 693. The property is much subdivided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £180. Patrons, Freeholders. The church was rebuilt in 1819, and has a tower. There are three dissenting chapels, an endowed national school, and some charities. The sub-district contains the townships of Hayfield, Mellor, and Beard, Thornsett, Ollersett, and Whittle, all in Glossop parish, and the township of Disley-Stanley, in Stockport parish, Cheshire. Pop., 10,976. Houses, 2,182. The district comprehends also the sub-district of Glossop, containing the townships of Glossop-Dale, Padfield, Hadfield, Dinting, Whitfield, Chunall, Simmondley, Charlesworth, Chisworth, and Ludworth, all in Glossop parish. The two sub-districts are two poor-law unions, with work-houses in respectively Beard and Glossop-Dale. Acres of the district, 48,855. Poor rates in 1863, £17,295. Pop. in 1851, 29,712; in 1861, 32,176. Houses, 6,362. Marriages in 1862, 157; births, 1,108, of which 72 were illegitimate; deaths, 692, of which 295 were at ages under 5 years, and 7 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 1,959; births, 10,769; deaths, 7,212. The places of worship, in 1851, were 7 of the Church of England, with 5,817 sittings; 6 of Independents, with 3,410 s.; 1 of Baptists, with 248 s.; 1 of Quakers, with 200 s.; 13 of Wesleyan Methodists, with 4,174 s.; 7 of Primitive Methodists, with 1,993 s.; 2 of the Wesleyan Association, with 416 s.; and 2 of Roman Catholics, with 794 s. The schools were 20 public day schools, with 1,717 scholars; 33 private day schools, with 1,305 s.; 46 Sunday schools, with 7,918 s.; and 6 evening schools for adults, with 157 s.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918


County: Derbyshire
Civil Registration District: Hayfield
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Castleton
Poor Law Union: Hayfield
Hundred: High Peake
Province: Canterbury