Longnor is an Ecclesiastical Parish and a market town in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1737 from chapelry in Alstonfield Ancient Parish.
Other places in the parish include: Hollinsclough, Heathylee, and Fawfieldhead.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1691
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1789
Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
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.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
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Civil Registration District: Leek
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Alstonfield
Poor Law Union: Leek
Hundred: North Totmonslow