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 registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1744
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1795
Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist
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
Church Records - Indexes
Civil Registration District: Leek
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Lichfield (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Alstonfield
Poor Law Union: Leek
Hundred: North Totmonslow