Hathersage is a village and parish, 5 ½ miles east by south from Castleton and four east from Hope, in the same hundred as that village. The branch of wire drawing and the manufacture of needles, are carried on here extensively and upon the Derwent, which flows through the parish, are corn mills and one for the making of paper. The places of worship are the parish church and a chapel each for Wesleyan Methodists and Roman catholics. The church of St. Michael is an ancient embattled structure; the interior contains some interesting monuments of the ancestors of the Earls of Newburgh. On the south side of the church yard, a spot marked by two stones, is pointed out as he place of interment of Little John, the favourite companion of Robin Hood. The living of Hathersage is a discharged vicarage, in the patronage of the Duke of Devonshire, who is likewise lord of the manor and holds a court-leet annually at Michaelmas: the present incumbent is the Rev. John le Cornu. A fair is held here on the first Friday after Michaelmas-day, for cattle, sheep and articles of pedlery. The parish contained, in 1831, 1.794 inhabitants, of which number 722 were returned for the township; the population of the town ship at the last census (1841), was 830.
NEEDLE, PIN & HACKLE and GILL MANUFACTURERS 1842
01. Child Silvester & Co. Hathersage
02. Cocker & Sons Hathersage
03. Cook Robert & Co. Hathersage
04. Greaves Richard Hathersage