infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 53.461
longitude= -1.955
official_name= Padfield
population =
shire_district= High Peak
shire_county = Derbyshire
region= East Midlands
constituency_westminster= High Peak
post_town= GLOSSOP
postcode_district= SK13
dial_code= 01457
os_grid_reference= SK030961

static_image_caption=Padfield from above.

Padfield is a small residential village, near Hadfield in High Peak, Derbyshire, England. The village is on the west side of the Peak District, and is a residential area/town next to Glossop with many local amenities and services being based in Glossop. It is in a conservation area. [| Conservation Area Map] ]


Padfield is a small hamlet which lies in a small side valley, on the southern side of the River Etherow valley which is known as Longdendale, in the High Peak district of Derbyshire, England. It is between 170 m and 210 m above sea level.


Padfield was part of the Manor of Glossop, and at the time of the Domesday survey belonged to William the Conqueror."Domesday Book: A Complete Translation". London: Penguin, 2003. ISBN 0-14-143994-7 ] King Henry I granted the land to William Peveril. In 1157, King Henry II gave it to the Abbey of Basenwick. In 1537, King Henry VIII gave it to the Earl of Shrewsbury from where it came to the Howard family (Dukes of Norfolk). The Howards were responsible in the 1810s for the development of Glossop. In 1828, the Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel in Padfield and the Independent Methodist built one too. By 1851 Padfield had 328 houses and 2051 inhabitants.Whites History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Derby, 1857. [ GENUKI] ]


All the village is within 1000 metres of Hadfield railway station on the electrified line. All trains run through Dinting to Glossop and back through Dinting to Manchester Piccadilly. The railway, known as the Woodhead Line, used to run through to Penistone and Sheffield via the Woodhead Tunnel but passenger services were withdrawn in 1970. Freight trains ran until 1981, after which Hadfield became the terminus of the line.It is just off the B6105 road, that links with the A628 road, from Manchester to Barnsley and Sheffield, over the Woodhead pass. The B6105 starts in Glossop, on the A57, that Links Manchester to Sheffield over the Snake Pass.Padfield is within close proximity of the Greater Manchester county boundary, and some services are provided with this in mind. Though lying with Derbyshire and the East Midlands, some of Padfield's transport facilities are managed by the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive, whilst Tameside and Glossop Acute Services, based in Tameside, Greater Manchester, is the NHS Trust which operates in the area.


Hadfield Mills on Platt St, is a former cotton mill, but the weaving sheds and other buildings are now used by a variety of SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises).

Notable Locals

* Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder and Bez both live Padfield.


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