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[blockquote]Old Glossop was the original ‘Glossop’, a small agricultural settlement that developed as a medieval market town.[/blockquote]

During the late 1700s the textile industry boomed here, but within two decades Old Glossop was saturated with mills. A new textile town – Howardtown (now known as Glossop) – developed further down the valley.

Today much of the beautifully preserved pre-industrial village of Old Glossop still remains, including the market cross that dates back to the 15th century.

Heritage Trail

Discover the fabulous and fascinating history of Old Glossop by following our Heritage Trail. Four interpretation panels and a series of smaller plaques small plaques highlight points of interest around the village.

Enhance this knowledge with the information on this website:

Browse these pages to discover more about the points of interest along the trail

Listen to the fun and informative audio trail, which contains memories of local residents

Print off the family activity sheet to help guide you around Old Glossop

Download the Old Glossop audio trail

Listen to the memories of local residents