LONGNOR VILLAGE - 07/12/08
A few photographs from a visit to Longnor and the surrounding area are featured on this page. Longnor is located in the north of Staffordshire close to the border with Derbyshire and to the south of Buxton. Traditionally a thriving market town the village today is a popular tourist area within the Peak District National Park.
|The village is often packed with walkers and tourists in the summer months but it was a quiet place on this cold December morning. The photographs above show some of the homes and buildings constructed from local stone that give the village its old world feel. The Church of St Bartholomew seen in the photo on the left rising above the village was rebuilt in the late 18th century but has foundations thought to be over 800 years old.|
|The old market hall, (right photo) overlooking the cobbled market square is now a popular craft centre and coffee shop serving home baked cakes with local produce and crafts available including the handcrafted Fox Country Furniture range. The Manifold Tea Room and Takeaway, (left photo) also overlooks the market square in the centre of the village along with a number of pubs offering excellent quality local food and drink.|
|Longnor is a popular place for film and TV location hunters and has featured in Peak Practice as well as the BBC's production of Pride and Prejudice starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle; Longnor was used as the set for Lambton Village in the series from 1995. The village is also an ideal starting point for a number of walks in the area and is located between the River Manifold and River Dove as well as being close to Hollinsclough, Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill near Glutton Bridge, (right photo).|