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Hope, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Hope, a village, a township, and a parish in Derbyshire. The village stands on the river Noe, 2 miles ENE of Castle-ton, and has a station on the Midland, Gore, and Chinley railway. It had a church in the time of the Confessor, of which now only a piscina remains, the rest of it having been entirely rebuilt, with the exception of the tower and spire, about the 14th century; 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, money order, and telegraph office under Sheffield, and a cattle market on the last Wednesday of every month. The township comprises 2849 acres; population, 423; of the ecclesiastical parish, 2087. The parish contains also the townships of Aston, Fernilee, Brough and Shatton, Thornhill, and Stoke, the hamlets of Offerton and Nether Padley, and the lordship of Highlow. The surface, to a large extent, is moor and mountain, but includes many picturesque and romantic spots of the kind characteristic of the Peak region. A Roman station was at 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 Southwell; gross value, £245. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield. The church is a handsome edifice, with tower arid spire. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels. At Brough there are lead-smelting and white lead works.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDerbyshire 
Ecclesiastical parishHope St. Peter 
HundredHigh Peak 
Poor Law unionChapel-en-le-Frith 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in conjunction with the Derbyshire Record Office, have the Church of England Baptisms (1538-1916), Marriages and Banns (1538-1932), and Burials (1538-1991) online.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hope from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.


Online maps of Hope are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online:

DistrictHigh Peak
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtS33
Post TownHope Valley