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

  • Earl Sterndale
  • Longnor
  • Leek
  • Macclesfield Forest with Wildboarclough

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

QUARNFORD, a township-chapelry in Allstonefield parish, Stafford; adjacent to Derbyshire and Cheshire, 4¾ miles S S W 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].

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

Census returns for Quarnford, 1841-1891

Taxation

Land tax returns for Quarnford, 1781-1831

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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

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