Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for HOPE

HOPE, a village and a township in Chapel-en-leFrith district, and a parish partly also in Bakewell district, Derby. The village stands on the river Noe, 1 ¼ mile ENE of Castleton, and 7 ½ N by E of Miller's Dale r. station; had a church in the time of the Confessor; was a market town under the Fitz-Warrens, who had a castle near it; comprises now a picturesque group of good houses; and has a post office under Sheffield, and a cattle-market on the last Wednesday of every month.-The township comprises 2, 672 acres. Real property, £3, 506. Pop., 398. Houses, 87. The manor belongs to Joseph Hall, Esq.—The parish contains also the townships of Aston, Brough and Shatton, Thornhill, Hope-Woodlands, Fernilee, Fanrfield, Stoke, Bradwell, and Grindlow; the lordships of Hazlebadge and Highlow; and the hamlets of Nether Padley, Great Hucklow, Little Hucklow, Offerton, and Abney. Acres, 38, 563. Real property, £25, 587; of which £150 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 4, 604; in 1861, 5, 107. Houses, 1, 013. The property is much subdivided. Some of the manors belong to the Duke of Devonshire; and that of Thornhill belongs to Col. Leslie. The surface, to a large extent, is moor and mountain; but it includes many picturesque and romantic Roman station is believed to have been in Brough; and many Roman relics, including a bust of Apollo, urns, bricks, and coins, have been found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £300. * Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield. The church is a handsome edifice, with tower and spire. The vicarage of Fairfield is a separate benefice. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a free school, and charities £73.


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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village and a township"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Bakewell PLU/RegD       Derbyshire AncC
Place: Hope

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