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].


Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Abney, a hamlet, in the parish of Hope, union of Bakewell, hundred of High Peak, N. division of the county of Derby, 4¾ miles (N. E.) from Tideswell; containing 102 inhabitants.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Abney, a hamlet in the parish of Hope, Derbyshire; 4¾ miles north-east from Tideswell. Pop. in 1801, 145; in 1831, 112. Houses 23. A. P. £991.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.

Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom Capper 1808

Abney, a township to the parish of Eyam, hundred of High-Peak, Derby, 4 miles from Tideswell; containing 28 houses and 145 inhabitants.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom. Benjamin Pitts Capper. 1808.

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

Parish Records – FamilySearch

FamilySearch Catalog – Free


England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales Census, 1911

Records for England

Births and Baptism Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Marriage Records

England Marriages, 1538–1973

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Death Records

England Death Records, 1998-2015

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977


United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

War and Conflict

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries


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

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