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It was built as a stop along the newly-built Roman roads in 78 AD. Its golden age was during the 17th Century, when it began a wealthy provider of wool and calico.
Today, it is known for its sandstone architecture and chapels.
People Born in Glossop
Glossop in People's Lives
Hilaire Belloc: I visited here in 1909, but did not stay long, finding this town absolutely deplorable. I wrote in a letter "Do you know the filthy village of Glossop? It is inhabited entirely by savages. I tried every inn in the place and found each inn worse than the last. It stinks for miles. Rather than sleep in such a den I started walking back to Manchester with a huge bag...."
Vivienne Westwood: I attended grammar school here as a child, in the 1940's and early 1950's.