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Thorpe, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Thorpe, a village and a parish in Derbyshire, on the river Dove, near Dovedale, 3½ miles N by W of Ashborne railway station. There is a nost office under Ashborne; money order office, Tissington; telegraph office, Fenny Bentley. Acreage, 1125; population, 198. The manor belongs to the baronet family of Fitzherbert. The scenery is romantic, and is much visited by tourists. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £111 with residence. Patron, the Bishop. The church is old, and has a Norman tower. The chancel and nave were restored in 1881, when a vestry and organ chamber were built, and a new pulpit erected. A parish room was built in 1887.

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 parishThorpe St. Leonard 

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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

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Thorpe from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictDerbyshire Dales
RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtDE6
Post TownAshbourne