Longnor in 1841
Longnor is in the northern division of the hundred of Totmonslow, 33 miles north-north-east of Stafford, through Leek. The town is on the north-east bank of the river Manifold near its source, and is very small. It has a neat: chapel, a stone edifice, with a lofty pinnacled tower, and a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. The chapelry of Longnor is a subdivision of the parish of Allstonefield, and has an area of 850 acres ; the population, in 1831, was 429. There is a market on Tuesday, and there are eight yearly fairs. The perpetual curacy of the chapel is in the gift of the vicar of Allstonefield ; its clear yearly value is £102. The chapelry contained, in 1833, two dame-schools, with 40 children ; one day-school, having a small endowment, with 30 children, chiefly boys ; and one Sunday-school, with about 100 children.