Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for HOPTON

HOPTON, a township in Wirksworth parish, Derby; 2 miles W by S of Wirksworth. Acres, 643. Real property, £1, 545. Pop., 115. Houses, 20. Hopton Hall was the seat of Sir John Gell, who figured as a parliamentarian leader in the wars of Charles I. Good building limestone is extensively quarried, and was the material of Chatsworth House and Belvoir Castle. Lead ore also occurs. Roman relics, including an inscription and an urn, have been found. alms houses, with £22 a year, were founded, in 1719, by Sir Philip Gell.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a township"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Wirksworth AP/CP       Derbyshire AncC
Place: Hopton

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