Buxton, Derbyshire

White's Gazetteeer and General Directory of “Sheffield and 20 miles round”, 1862

Transcribed by Rosemary Lockie, © Copyright 2000

BUXTON, one of the most celebrated of our watering places, is 24 miles S.S.E. from Manchester, 26 miles S.W. from Sheffield, and 159 miles N.N.W. from London. It is a township, chapelry, and market town, with Cowdale, King's Sterndale, and Staden, and contains 1,513A. 1R. 10P. of land, and about 1,300 inhabitants. The Duke of Devonshire is lord of the manor and principal owner. Mrs. Pickford has also an estate here. The Church (St. John) is at Lower Buxton, in Fairfield township. It is a handsome structure, in the Tuscan order, and was erected in 1812. The east front has large columns which support a massive pediment, and on the west is raised a beautiful tower, which is seen for a considerable distance. The living is a perpetual curacy, value £400. The Duke of Devonshire patron; and Rev. Edward Weigall, incumbent. The Churchyard, which is tastefully laid out, contains a handsome monument, erected by subscription, to. Phillip Heacock, Esq., late agent to the Duke of Devonshire. The Old Church (St. Ann), erected in 1625, was fitted up for a school; it was re-opened for Church service a few years ago, which is now performed Sunday afternoon and Thursday evening. The Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists, Presbyterians, and Independents have each Chapels here, the latter a neat build-
[Unfortunately this extract is incomplete, as my photocopy didn't cover the rest - my apologies]

Transcribed by Rosemary Lockie in June 2000
from of an original edition in the Society of Genealogists' Library.

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