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Glossop, Derbyshire

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Glossop, Derbyshire

Glossop is a market town within the Borough of High Peak in Derbyshire, England. It lies on the Glossop Brook, a tributary of the River Etherow, about 15 miles east of the city of Manchester, 24 miles west of the city of Sheffield and 32 miles north of the county town of Matlock. Glossop is situated near Derbyshire's county borders with Cheshire, Greater Manchester, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.
DistrictHigh Peak
Post townGLOSSOP
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK0393
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01457
Population32,428 (2001 Census)

Other names by which Glossop, Derbyshire has been known in the past

Glossop Dale

Glossop, Derbyshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Glossop, mun. bor., market town, par., and ry. sta., N. Derbyshire, 13 miles SE. of Manchester and 185 N W. of London -- par., 40,134 ac., pop. 32,963; bor., pop. 19,574; 1 Bank, 4 newspapers. Market-days, Tuesday and Saturday. The town has rapidly increased in size durinng recent years. It is the great centre of the cotton mfr. in Derbyshire; it likewise has woollen and paper mills, dyeing and print works and bleaching greens. In close proximity to the town is Glossop Hall, seat of Lord Howard of Glossop.

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