Quarnford Staffordshire Family History Guide

Quarnford is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Staffordshire, created in 1752 from chapelry in Alstonfield Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Hollingsclough, Heathylee, Flash, and Broncote.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1744
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1795

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

QUARNFORD, a township-chapelry in Allstonefield parish, Stafford; adjacent to Derbyshire and Cheshire, 4¾ miles SSW of Buxton r. station. It contains the village of Flash; and its post town is Buxton. Acres, 3,330. Real property, £1,181. Pop. in 1851, 665; in 1861, 549; Houses, 130. The manor-belongs to Sir John Crewe, Bart. A silk mill and a flax mill are at Gladbach. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £85. Patron, Sir. J. Crewe, Bart. There are a Wesleyan chapel and an endowed school.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

QUARNFORD, a chapelry, in the parish of Alstonfield, union of Leek, N. division of the hundred of Totmonslow and of the county of Stafford, 8 miles (N. by E.) from Leek; containing 709 inhabitants. This chapelry, which comprises by measurement 2894 acres, is separated from Derbyshire by the rise of the river Dove, while the head of the river Dane divides it from Cheshire; the Manifold and some other rivers also have their source in the district. The principal village, called Flash, is situated near the road between Leek and Buxton, and the western sea may be seen from a hill here. Several coal-mines are at work; and a silk-mill, called the Gradbatch works, employs about sixty hands. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £85; patron, Sir John Crewe, Bart. The chapel at Flash, a plain structure, was built in 1744; and in 1833 a smaller chapel was erected at Gradbatch. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

FamilySearch - Birth Marriage & Death Census Migration & Naturalization Military Probate & Court

National Burial Index (findmypast)

Church Records

Bishop's transcripts for Quarnford, 1795-1856

Bishop's transcripts for Shawbury, 1630-1856

England, Staffordshire, Quarnford, parish registers : St. Paul, 1762-1900

Quarnford, St. Paul parish registers : baptisms 1744-1899, marriages 1744-1754, burials 1744-1902

Church Records - Indexes

Parish register printouts of Quarnford, Stafford, England ; christenings, 1821-1854

Parish register printouts of Quarnford, Stafford, England ; christenings, 1856


Census returns for Quarnford, 1841-1891


Land tax returns for Quarnford, 1781-1831


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Staffordshire
Civil Registration District: Leek
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Alstonfield
Poor Law Union: Leek
Hundred: North Totmonslow
Province: Canterbury