Hope  Derbyshire


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

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.

Hope through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 01st March 2021

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