Hope Derbyshire Family History Guide

Hope is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire. 

Other places in the parish include: Woodland Hope, Thornhill, Stoke, Offerton, Nether Padley, Little Hucklow, Hope Woodlands, Highlow, Hazlebadge, Hazlebache, Grindlow, Great Hucklow with Wardlow Mires, Great Hucklow, Fernilee, Fairfield, Brough and Shatton, Bradwell, Aston, Abney and Abney Grange, Abney, Woodlands, Wardlow, and Wardlow Mires. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1598
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1661

Separate registers exist for Fairfield

  • Parish registers: 1738
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1678

Nonconformists include: General Baptist, Presbyterian, Primitive Methodist, Unitarian, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HOPE, a village and a township in Chapel-en-le-Frith district, and a parish partly also in Bakewell district, Derby. The village stands on the river Noe, 1¼ mile ENE of Castleton, and 7½ 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.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918


Derbyshire parish registers. Marriages
by Phillimore, W. P. W. (William Phillimore Watts), 1853-1913, ed; Blagg, Thomas Matthews, ed

Fairfield Derbyshire Marriages 1756 to 1837 – Archive.org


County: Derbyshire
Civil Registration District: Chapel en le Frith
Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Castleton
Poor Law Union: Chapel en le Frith
Hundred: High Peake
Province: Canterbury