1835 Pigot and Co`s Commercial Directory for Derbyshire

Disley, New Mills

 and Neighbourhoods

to list of names

NEW MILLS, an extensive hamlet, in the parish of Glossop, and in the High Peak Hundred, is 14 miles from Manchester, 6 from Chapel en le Frith and 8 from Stockport. It is pleasantly situate on the borders of Derbyshire and Cheshire; and, within a comparatively few years, has risen to importance in the manufacturing district; cotton spinning being carried on here to a considerable extent, affording employment to numerous hands. The factories are in a great measure hid from public view in passing through the village, being built at the foot of the stream, under high towering rocks. Good house coal, as well as other kinds for the purposes of machinery, is obtained near to the village, the top bed strata running from sixteen to twenty inches thick. The village is built chiefly upon a stone quarry, but the soil in many parts is fertile, producing good crops of wheat and potatoes. A new road which has been lately formed to join the Buxton Road, will doubtless prove a great accommodation.

The places of worship are, a new church, erected within these few years, and chapels for use of the methodists` old connexion, primitive methodists and Calvinists. The church is a handsome building of stone, in the gothic style, and is dedicated to St. George. The cost of its erection amounted to about £3,500, the parliamentary commissioners having granted £2,500 in aid of the work: the ground for its site was given by Lord George Cavendish. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Derby and diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, and in the patronage of the vicar of Glossop. The edifice contains about 500 free sittings. A charity school, for the gratuitous instruction of nine poor children, is in the hamlet of Whittle, and there is an allotment of land for the support of another school. The name of NEW MILLS does not appear in the parliamentary population returns. It was originally known as Bowden-Middle-Call, comprising seven hamlets: about a century ago it was subdivided, three of the hamlets remaining attached to Hayfield and the other four, BEARD, OLERSET, WHITTLE and THORNSETT, being formed into a township. A new mill was then erected for the use of the inhabitants of these hamlets, upon the river Kinder, and name of New Mills was, in consequence, conferred on the four before mentioned hamlets - which by the returns for 1831, contained, together, 3,538 inhabitants.

DISLEY, or Distley, anciently spelt Dystelegh-Stanlegh, is a village and chapelry, in the hundred of Macclesfield and parish of Stockport, about six miles S.E. of the latter town. In the time of Edward I Disley was held by Jordan de Dystelegh, and a hamlet on the north side by Grym de Stanlegh; hence the compound modern appellation of Disley-Stanley. The situation of the village is very pleasant, on the immediate borders of Derbyshire, upon the high road to Sheffield: a respectable, convenient inn and posting-house, the Ram`s Head, is in the village. St. Mary`s chapel here was rebuilt in 1558; it consists of a nave and chancel, with a stone tower, containing a ring of six bells; the chancel and vestry are of brick: in the chancel window are some beautiful specimens of heraldic stained glass: the curate is the Rev. William Greswell. Several cotton spinning and printing works are in the neighbourhood. Lyme Hall, the seat of Thomas Leigh Esq. is in this chapelry. In 1821, Disley contained 1,533 inhabitants, and by the last returns, made in the year 1831, the number had increased to 2,037.

POST OFFICE, NEW MILLS, Adam Brierley, Post Master - Letters from STOCKPORT arrive every afternoon at five, and are despatched every morning at a quarter before seven.



Barnes Mr. John, Tor Top, New Mills

Alsop Joseph, New Mills

Bennett Mr. Richard, New Mills

Ardern William, Disley

Bridge Mrs. Alice, New |Mills

Kimer Edward, New Mills

Bridge Mr. John, New Mills


Carlile Rev. Irving, Strawberry Hill, New Mills

Pearson George, New Mills

Greswell Rev. William, Disley

Platt John, Disley

Hancock Mr. William, Disley

Wheatley Edward, New Mills

Legh Thomas Esq., Lyme Hall, Disley


Marriott Rev. William, Disley

Beard John, New Mills

Newton George William, Aspenshaw Hall, New Mills

Bentley Thomas, Thornsett

Orford Richard Esq., High Lane, near Disley

Bowers John, New Mills

Orford Thomas Esq., High Lane, near Disley

Dunderdale Jonathan, Disley

Schofield Mr. Robert, New Mills

Elliott Edmund, Disley

Simon Rev. Samuel, New Mills

Forbes Daniel, Disley

Taylor Mr. John, Olerset Hall, near New Mills

Hallam Thomas, Disley

Turner Mr. Wm. Henry, New Mills

Higginbottom Wright, New Mills


Lomas George, Disley

Emery John Frederick, Disley

Moseley Mary & Rebecca, Thornsett

Hadfield Robert, New Mills

Norbury George, High Lane, Disley

Milner Hannah, New Mills

Stafford Thomas, New Mills

Simon Rev. Samuel, New Mills

Ward Samuel, New Mills


Warren Peter, New Mills

Lomas John, Disley

Whittaker David, Disley

Lydiot Thomas, Thornsett

Wild Rebecca, New Mills

Pearson James, New Mills

Williamson James, New Mills

Whyatt John, New Mills



Potts John, St. George`s Works, New Mills

Beard John, New Mills


Brown Joseph, New Mills

Brelsford James, Disley

Burton John, New Mills

Brelsford James jun., Disley

Clayton Joseph, Disley

Joule Joseph, New Mills

Gregorey George, New Mills

Mason Robert, New Mills

Hadfield John, New Mills

Pott Thomas, New Mills

Marsland John, Disley

Stafford George, New Mills

Taylor James, New Mills

Stafford Obadiah, New Mills

Wheatley Edward, New Mills



Crossley Edward, Disley

Bennett Jonathan, New Mills

Hibbert John, New Mills

Coates John, New Mills

Moseley George Mitchell, Thornsett

Higginbottom George, New Mills

Tomlinson John, Disley

Oldfield Joshua, New Mills


Sidebottom James, New Mills

Burton Benjamin, New Mills

Taylor James, Disley

Fletcher George, Disley


Hibbert James, New Mills

Barlow George, Wood End, Disley

Higginbottom William, New Mills

Ingham James & Co. New Mills

Hulton Nathan, New Mills

Loyd & Price, Furness, Disley

Longson William, New Mills

Oldham Thomas, (assignees of), Garrison, New Mills

Simpson Chadwick, Disley

THE STRINES PRINTING CO., Strines, near Disley

Woolley Joseph, New Mills



Gibson Joseph, New Mills

Bull`s Head, William Goddard, New Mills

Hibbert Thomas, New Mills

Bull`s Head, Geo. Green, High Lane, Disley

Stafford John, New Mills

Calico Printers` Arms, Nancy Bradburn, Thornsett

Thatcher Robert & William, New Mills

Cock, James Sidebottom, New Mills

Thornley John, New Mills

Dog and Partridge, Joseph Higginbottom, New Mills

Ward William, New Mills

Grapes, John Thornley, New Mills

Wood James, New Mills

Green Man, John Stafford, New Mills


Hare and Hounds, William Greenwood, New Mills

Chadwick James, New Mills

Horse Shoes, Robert Bradbury, High Lane, Disley

Stafford John & Joseph, New Mills

Red Lion, Wm. Ardern, High Lane, Disley

COTTON SPINNERS * = manufacturers also

Ring of Bells, William Holdgate, Disley

Armstrong Saml. Tor Top, New Mills

Soldier Dick, Joseph Gould, Furness

*Barnes Thomas & Co. New Mills

Waggon and Horses, Sarah Williamson, High Lane, Disley

*Moseley and Howard, Waterside, Disley

White Hart, Samuel Goddard, New Mills

Sheldon John, Tor Mill, New Mills

White Horse, William Moore, Disley

*Thatcher Robert & William, New Mills



Bate William, Thornsett

Potts John, St. George`s Works, New Mills

Bowden Samuel, New Mills

Ralston James, Disley

Brierley Adam, New Mills

GROCERS & TEA DEALERS (see also shopkeepers etc.)

Falkner John, High Lane, Disley

Berry James, New Mills

Garrett William, New Mills

Bridge Charles, New Mills

Hibbert Thomas, New Mills

Brierley Adam (and druggist), New Mills

Higinbottom George, New Mills

Fell Jacob jun., New Mills

Higinbottom John, New Mills

Sidebottom James (and druggist), New Mills

Isherwood William, Disley


Pearson Stephen, New Mills

Crown, William Ward, New Mills

Stafford George, New Mills

George (and commercial), Samuel Bower, New Mills

Swindells John, Disley

Masons` Arms, Jordan Bradbury, New Mills

Whittaker Sarah, Disley

Ram`s Head, Edward Stocker, Disley


White Lion, Jesse Howard, Disley

Holdgate Thomas, Disley


Thomas William, Thornsett

May William, New Mills



Armfield, Jno. hat manufacturer, New Mills

Howard Samuel, Disley

Barrow Daniel, bailiff, to Thomas Leigh Esq., of Lyme Park, Disley

Waterhouse John, New Mills

Brown Samuel, watch etc. maker, New Mills


Cross Joseph, parish clerk, New Mills

Bridge Charles, New Mills

Green Wm. wharfinger, High Lane, Disley

Fell Jacob jun., New Mills

Hartwell John, bleacher, Thornsett

Gregorey George, New Mills

Higinbottom Jos. auctioneer, New Mills

Sidebottom James, New Mills

Lidster John, attorney, New Mills

Warren Hannah, New Mills

M,Rea Geo. tin plate worker, New Mills


Marsh George, rag dealer, New Mills

Chadwick Hannah, New Mills

Marsland John, parish clerk, Disley

Mason Ann, New Mills

Mason Henry, machine broker, New Mills

Williamson Mary Ann, New Mills

Poyser Elizabeth, ironmonger, New Mills

Shallcross Jno. clog & pattern maker, New Mills

Worrall Jas. road surveyor, High Lane, Disley

Wright Joseph, plumber etc., New Mills

COACHES All call at the RAM`S HEAD, DISLEY when not otherwise mentioned. To LONDON, the Royal Bruce (from Manchester) every afternoon at a quarter before two; goes through Buxton, Bakewell, Matlock, Belper, Duffield, Derby, Leicester, Northampton, Market Harborough etc. - and the Peveril of the Peak, at the same time; goes the same route as the Bruce to Market Harborough, and thence through Bedford, Hitchin etc.. To BUXTON coaches several times a day, during the season - see also LONDON and NOTTINGHAM. To MANCHESTER, the Lord Nelson and the Lady Nelson (from Nottingham) every day at half-past twelve - the Wellington (from Sheffield) every day at half-past one - the Champion (from Nottingham) every afternoon at half-past two - the Royal Bruce and the Peveril (from London) and the Tally-Ho (from Newark) every afternoon at three - and the Mercury, from the Masons` Arms, New Mills, every Tuesday & Saturday mornings at 7; all go thro` Stockport. To NEWARK, the Tally-Ho (from Manchester) every forenoon at half-past ten; goes through Buxton, Bakewell, Baslow, Chesterfield, Mansfield etc.. To NOTTINGHAM, the Lord Nelson and the Lady Nelson (from Manchester) every forenoon at half past eleven; both go through Buxton, Bakewell, Matlock, Belper, Duffield, Derby etc. - and the Champion (from Manchester) every forenoon at half-past ten; goes through Chapel-en-le-Frith, Chesterfield, Mansfield etc.. To SHEFFIELD, the Wellington (from Manchester) every day at half-past one; goes through Chapel-en-le-Frith, Castleton, Hope, Hathersage, etc.. CARRIERS To STOCKPORT, Thomas Hallam from Disley, every Tuesday & Friday - and Jesse Wilde, from New Mills, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.