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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

Administration

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 
HundredWirksworth 

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


Church Records

Ancestry.co.uk, 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 Thorpe from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictDerbyshire Dales
CountyDerbyshire
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtDE6
Post TownAshbourne