Richard Gough


Richard Gough, author of "Antiquities and Memories of the Parish of Myddle", and "Observations concerning the seats in Myddle and the families to which they belong" was born in 1635 and died in 1723.  He was educated in Myddle and Broughton, and lived at Newton on the Hill.

Although Gough's writings are not currently in print, a freely available digitised version created by Google can be accessed here

To celebrate the 300th anniversary of Gough's account of village life, a group of 18 local people created an illustrated pack of six walks around Myddle which have become known as the 'Gough Walks'.  Further information about these can be found by following the 'Walk & Cycle' link from the homepage.

The Gough Family Tree researched and provided by Chris Cotter. (Note It's in a PDF format and you will have to expand to 800% to read it.) Chris can be contacted by email:-


Copy of "A book of Arrangements of the Annuity left to the people of Myddle by William Gough" 1669. Records of the money given to a tradesperson for taking on an apprentice for 7 years from 1669 through to 1905.

With thanks to Richard Wycherley.