Hope (St. Peter)

HOPE (St. Peter), a parish, and formerly a market-town, partly in the union of Chapel-en-le-Frith, and partly in that of Bakewell, hundred of High Peak, N. division of the county of Derby; containing 4434 inhabitants, of whom 430 are in the township of Hope, 6 miles (N. by E.) from Tideswell. The parish comprises the hamlets of Abney with Abney- Grange, Great and Little Hucklow, Nether Padley, Offerton, and Woodland-Hope; the townships of Aston, Bradwell, Brough with Shatton, Fairfield, Fernilee, Grindlow, Hope, Stoke, Thornhill, and part of Wardlow; and the lordships of Hazlebadge and Highlow. The market anciently held here, and renewed by a grant in the year 1715, was discontinued some years since. There are fairs, chiefly for cattle, on March 28th, May 13th, the day before the second Wednesday in September, and October 11th. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield, the appropriators, valued in the king's books at £13. 13. 4.; income, £132. The church is an embattled edifice, in the later English style, with a tower and spire. At Fairfield is a separate incumbency. A school is endowed with about £10 per annum.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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