Hopton  Derbyshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hopton like this:

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.

Hopton through time

Hopton is now part of Derbyshire Dales district. Click here for graphs and data of how Derbyshire Dales has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Hopton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hopton in Derbyshire Dales | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th June 2021

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