New Mills in 1830
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Introduction

In 1831 George W. Newton obtained a private Act of Parliament to supply his farms and parts of New Mills with water. A plan and accompanying book of reference were prepared in 1830. The plan is important as being the first-ever detailed map of the centre of New Mills and some of the surrounding area. I have photographed the 1830 plan and sectional views held in the archives of New Mills Local History Society (D427) and transcribed the information from the book of reference held in Derbyshire Record Office (Q/RP/1/87/2).

The plan and sectional views can be seen in 37 photographs placed on the New Mills Local History Society website.

My transcription of the book of reference is given below. In the original document the information about the pieces of property is set out in tabular form with four columns. The first column gives the Owners or Reputed Owners, the second column gives the Number on the Plan, the third column gives the Occupiers, and the fourth column gives (a description of) the Premises. In my transcription I have set out the information about each piece of property in a separate paragraph giving the Number on the Plan first, for greater ease of use. Punctuation may not always be exactly as in the original because it does not show up clearly on the photocopy used.

Roger Bryant, February 2018

Information from the Book of Reference

Book of Reference to the Plan of Property to be taken under or affected by the Authority of a proposed Act for better supplying with Water the Inhabitants of the several Hamlets or places of Beard Ollerset Thornset and Whitle in the parish of Glossop in the County of Derby

In the Hamlet of Whitle, Parish of Glossop, and County of Derby

Number on the Plan: 1.
Owners or Reputed Owners: Trustees of the Turnpike Road from the Old Bridge in the Town of Stockport in the County Palatine of Chester, to or near Marple Bridge in the said County, and of a Branch from the said Road near Marple Bridge aforesaid to or near Thornset Gate in the County of Derby.
Occupiers: The Public.
Premises: Turnpike Road from Stockport to Thornset Gate.

Number on the Plan: 2.
Owners or Reputed Owners: Richard Bennett.
Occupiers: The Public. Premises: A Road.

Number on the Plan: 3.
Owners or Reputed Owners: John Barnes.
Occupiers: The Public. Premises: A Road.

Number on the Plan: 4.
Owners or Reputed Owners: Richard Bennett and Robert Sidebottom.
Occupiers: The Public.
Premises: A Road.

Number on the Plan: 5.
Owners or Reputed Owners: Peter Warren.
Occupiers: The Public.
Premises: A Road.

Number on the Plan: 7.
Owners or Reputed Owners: John Stafford.
Occupiers: The Public.
Premises: A Road.

Number on the Plan: 8, 22, 25.
Owners or Reputed Owners: John Bridge and Richard Olliver, Surveyors of Whitle Highways.
Occupiers: The Public.
Premises: Three Roads.

Number on the Plan: 9.
Owners or Reputed Owners: Richard Bennett and Thaddeus Cresswell.
Occupiers: William Ward.
Premises: Brickyard, Smithy and Field.

Number on the Plan: 10.
Owners or Reputed Owners: Richard Bennett and Thaddeus Cresswell.
Occupiers: Nathan Hulton.
Premises: A Garden.

Number on the Plan: 11.
Owners or Reputed Owners: Richard Bennett and Thaddeus Cresswell.
Occupiers: Peter Warren.
Premises: A Garden.

Number on the Plan: 12.
Owners or Reputed Owners: Richard Bennett and Thaddeus Cresswell.
Occupiers: Richard Bennett.
Premises: A Garden.

Number on the Plan: 13.
Owners or Reputed Owners: Richard Bennett and Thaddeus Cresswell.
Occupiers: Joseph Heginbottom.
Premises: Two Gardens.

Number on the Plan: 14.
Owners or Reputed Owners: Richard Bennett and Thaddeus Cresswell.
Occupiers: Joseph Hooley.
Premises: A Garden.

Number on the Plan: 15.
Owners or Reputed Owners: William Ward and Thaddeus Cresswell.
Occupiers: William Ward.
Premises: Two Fields, a Garden, a Stone Quarry, and an Occupation Road.

Number on the Plan: 16.
Owners or Reputed Owners: William Ward and Thaddeus Cresswell.
Occupiers: The Public.
Premises: A Foot Road.

Number on the Plan: 17.
Owners or Reputed Owners: Thaddeus Cresswell and the Executors of the late Ralph Bower, viz: Samuel Bower and Adam Brierly.
Occupiers: Ralph Bower.
Premises: Two Fields and a Plantation.

Number on the Plan: 17a.
Owners or Reputed Owners: Bernard John Wake.
Occupiers: Samuel Armstrong.
Premises: A Field.

Number on the Plan: 18.
Owners or Reputed Owners: Bernard John Wake.
Occupiers: The Public.
Premises: A Foot Road.

Number on the Plan: 19.
Owners or Reputed Owners: Stephen Pearson.
Occupiers: [no name].
Premises: Building Land unoccupied.

Number on the Plan: 20.
Owners or Reputed Owners: Rebecca Wild Administratix of the late James Wild.
Occupiers: Herself.
Premises: A Bakehouse, Stable, and Garden.

Number on the Plan: 21.
Owners or Reputed Owners: Samuel Bower and Adam Brierly, the Executors of the late Ralph Bower.
Occupiers: Joseph Alsop.
Premises: A Cottage.

Number on the Plan: 23.
Owners or Reputed Owners: John Stafford and James Bradbury.
Occupiers: The Public.
Premises: A Road.

Number on the Plan: 24.
Owners or Reputed Owners: John Bridge and Richard Olliver, Surveyors of Whitle Highways.
Occupiers: The Public.
Premises: New Mills Bridge. In the Hamlet of Ollerset, Parish of Glossop, and County of Derby

Number on the Plan: 24.
Owners or Reputed Owners: George William Newton Esquire, and John Hopwood Surveyors of Ollerset Highways.
Occupiers: The Public.
Premises: New Mills Bridge.

Number on the Plan: 39a.
Owners or Reputed Owners: Randal Taylor and John Potts, Richard Olliver and William Wainwright Potts.
Occupiers: Themselves.
Premises: Occupation Road.

Number on the Plan: 40, 51, 52.
Owners or Reputed Owners: George William Newton Esquire and John Hopwood Surveyors of Ollerset Highways.
Occupiers: The Public.
Premises: Three Roads.

Number on the Plan: 41.
Owners or Reputed Owners: Randal Taylor.
Occupiers: Unoccupied.
Premises: A Quarry.

Number on the Plan: 42.
Owners or Reputed Owners: Randal Taylor.
Occupiers: The Public.
Premises: A Bridle Road.

Number on the Plan: 43.
Owners or Reputed Owners: Randal Taylor.
Occupiers: Robert Thatcher.
Premises: Two Fields.

Number on the Plan: 44.
Owners or Reputed Owners: Randal Taylor.
Occupiers: James Entwisle.
Premises: A Field.

Number on the Plan: 45.
Owners or Reputed Owners: Randal Taylor.
Occupiers: James Sidebottom.
Premises: A Field.

Number on the Plan: 46.
Owners or Reputed Owners: Randal Taylor.
Occupiers: Robert Thatcher and James Pearson.
Premises: Occupation Road.

Number on the Plan: 47.
Owners or Reputed Owners: John Potts, Richard Olliver, and William Wainwright Potts.
Occupiers: Themselves.
Premises: A Field.

Number on the Plan: 48.
Owners or Reputed Owners: Randal Taylor.
Occupiers: James Pearson.
Premises: A Field.

Number on the Plan: 49.
Owners or Reputed Owners: John Bennett, John White, Moses Hadfi eld, Thomas Thorniley, John Nield, Thomas Harrison, and John Hall, the Trustees of Whitfield School.
Occupiers: Joseph Joule.
Premises: Two Fields.

Number on the Plan: 50.
Owners or Reputed Owners: Ollive Simms, and George Jones, the Trustees of a Charity for supplying Education to the Poor of the Quakers of Cheshire.
Occupiers: Thomas Dale.
Premises: Three Fields.

Number on the Plan: 53.
Owners or Reputed Owners: George William Newton Esquire.
Occupiers: Joseph Joule.
Premises: A Field.

Number on the Plan: 54.
Owners or Reputed Owners: George William Newton Esquire.
Occupiers: Himself.
Premises: Two fi elds and fi ve Plantations.

Number on the Plan: 55.
Owners or Reputed Owners: George William Newton Esquire.
Occupiers: George Woolley.
Premises: A Field.

Number on the Plan: 56.
Owners or Reputed Owners: George William Newton Esquire.
Occupiers: Edward Bowden.
Premises: Five Fields.

Number on the Plan: 57.
Owners or Reputed Owners: George William Newton Esquire.
Occupiers: James Bowden.
Premises: Three Fields.

Number on the Plan: 58.
Owners or Reputed Owners: The Right Honorable George Augustus Henry Cavendish commonly called Lord George Cavendish.
Occupiers: Thomas Livesly.
Premises: Five fields.

Number on the Plan: 59.
Owners or Reputed Owners: George William Newton Esquire.
Occupiers: Himself.
Premises: Seven Fields.

In the Hamlet of Thornset, Parish of Glossop, and County of Derby

Number on the Plan: 26.
Owners or Reputed Owners: Trustees of the Turnpike Road from the Old Bridge in the Town of Stockport in the County Palatine of Chester to or near Marple Bridge in the said County and of a Branch from the said Road near Marple Bridge aforesaid to or near Thornset Gate in the County of Derby.
Occupiers: The Public.
Premises: Turnpike Road from Marple to Thornset Gate.

Number on the Plan: 28a.
Owners or Reputed Owners: Trustees of the Road from Chapel en le frith to or near Enterclough Bridge in the County of Derby.
Occupiers: The Public.
Premises: The Turnpike Road leading from the Village of Hayfield to Marple Bridge. In the Hamlet of Beard, Parish of Glossop, and County of Derby

Number on the Plan: 6.
Owners or Reputed Owners: William Ward and William Pearson, the Trustees of the late Joseph Hague.
Occupiers: The Public.
Premises: A Road.

Number on the Plan: 27, 31, 37.
Owners or Reputed Owners: Robert Thatcher and John Miller, Surveyors of Beard Highways.
Occupiers: The Public.
Premises: Three Roads.

Number on the Plan: 28.
Owners or Reputed Owners: The Right Honorable George Augustus Henry Cavendish, commonly called Lord George Cavendish.
Occupiers: Robert Thatcher.
Premises: Two Fields.

Number on the Plan: 29.
Owners or Reputed Owners: The Reverend Thomas Gaskell.
Occupiers: Robert Sidebottom.
Premises: A Field.

Number on the Plan: 30.
Owners or Reputed Owners: The Reverend Thomas Gaskell.
Occupiers: Samuel Bowden.
Premises: Two Fields.

Number on the Plan: 32.
Owners or Reputed Owners: George William Newton Esquire.
Occupiers: Joseph Joule.
Premises: Six Fields, two Occupation Roads, and a Plantation.

Number on the Plan: 33.
Owners or Reputed Owners: William Pearson.
Occupiers: Himself.
Premises: Two Fields.

Number on the Plan: 34.
Owners or Reputed Owners: George William Newton Esquire and William Pearson.
Occupiers: William Pearson, Joseph Joule, and Ralph Tomlinson.
Premises: An Occupation Road.

Number on the Plan: 35.
Owners or Reputed Owners: George William Newton Esquire.
Occupiers: Ralph Tomlinson.
Premises: Two Fields and an Occupation Road.

Number on the Plan: 36.
Owners or Reputed Owners: The Right Honorable George Augustus Henry Cavendish, commonly called Lord George Cavendish.
Occupiers: Hannah Handford.
Premises: A Field.

Number on the Plan: 38.
Owners or Reputed Owners: George William Newton Esquire.
Occupiers: Himself.
Premises: A Field, occupation Road and Plantation.

Number on the Plan: 39.
Owners or Reputed Owners: George William Newton Esquire.
Occupiers: John Collier.
Premises: A Garden.

This Book of Reference was Deposited with me as Clerk of the Peace for the County of Derby by Mr. Thomas Ferns Clerk to Messrs. Winterbottom & Wright the 30th day of November 1830.
Jno. Charge.