Longnor is a beautiful little Peak District village in the Staffordshire countryside, situated on a high ridge between Buxton and Hartington. It’s a place full of history, with pretty stone houses lining narrow streets.
A Place of History
Longnor is an ancient place, listed in the Domesday Book of 1086, but there is evidence of a settlement in the area since around 700AD. The original church of St Bartholomew was founded in the 13th Century, although the present building is more recent, dating from 1781. There is also a Methodist Chapel in the village, albeit sadly no longer in use, built in the 18th Century.
Longnor was a significant market town in the 18th and 19th Centuries. At the heart of the village is a lovely cobbled square, complete with what was once the 19th Century Market Hall, still displaying an original market sign with the table of tolls payable for buyers and sellers.
Explore the quiet, winding back lanes today and you’ll discover a treasure trove of hidden gems, revealing why Longnor has been a village of choice for the setting of many films and TV shows. You might recognise it as the location for the TV series Peak Practice and Pride and Prejudice, or the film The Holding (2011)
Longnor is notable for the stunning Peak District countryside that surrounds the village. This is excellent walking country, close to the area around the famed ‘Dragon’s Back’ of Parkhouse Hill and Chrome Hill.