Hope

Extract from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England, 1831.
Transcribed by Mel Lockie, © Copyright 2010
Lewis Topographical Dictionaries

HOPE, a parish (formerly a market-town) in the hundred of HIGH-PEAK, county of DERBY, comprising the chapelry of Fairfield, the townships of Fernilee, Grindlow, Highlow, Hope, and Stoke, the hamlets of Abney, Aston with Thornton, Bradwell, Brough with Shatton, Great Hucklow, Nether Padley, Offerton, Thornhill, and Woodland-Hope, and the liberties of Hazlebadge and Little Hucklow, and containing, exclusively of a portion of the township of Wardlow, which is in this parish, 4102 inhabitants, of which number, 518 are in the township of Hope, 6 miles (N. by E.) from Tidswell.

The living is a discharged vicarage, in the peculiar jurisdiction and patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Lichfield, rated in the king's books at £13. 13. 4., and endowed with £10 per annum private benefaction. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is an embattled edifice in the later style of English architecture, with a tower supporting a spire, A charity school for ten children is endowed with about £10 per annum, and- a house and garden for the master. The market, anciently held here, and renewed by a grant in 1715, was discontinued about twelve years ago. There are fairs, chiefly for cattle, on March 28th, May 13th, the day before the second Wednesday in September, and October 11th.

ABNEY, a hamlet in the parish of HOPE, hundred of HIGH-PEAK, county of DERBY, 4 miles (N.E.) from Tideswell, containing 143 inhabitants.

ASTON, a hamlet, joint with Thornton, in the parish of HOPE, hundred of HIGH-PEAK, county of DERBY, 6 miles (N.N.E.) from Tideswell, containing, with Thornton, 102 inhabitants. This hamlet is in the honour of Tutbury, duchy of Lancaster, and within the jurisdiction of a court of pleas held at Tutbury every third Tuesday, for the recovery of debts under 40s.

BROUGH, a hamlet, joint with Shatton, in the parish of HOPE, hundred of HIGH-PEAK, county of DERBY, 5 miles (N.N.E.) from Tideswell, containing, with Shatton, 93 inhabitants. A place called the Castle, near the junction of two small streams, the Noe and the Bradwell Water, was evidently the site of a Roman station, probably Crococolana; numerous Roman relics have been discovered, coins (among which is a gold coin of Vespasian), and rude busts, one being a bust of Apollo.

HIGHLOW, a township in the parish of HOPE, hundred of HIGH-PEAK, county of DERBY, 3 miles (N. by W.) from Stoney-Middleton, containing 36 inhabitants.

OFFERTON, a hamlet in the parish of HOPE, hundred of HIGH-PEAK, county of DERBY, 5 miles (N.E.) from Tideswell, containing 40 inhabitants.

SHATTON, a hamlet, joint with Brough, in the parish of HOPE, hundred of HIGH-PEAK, county of DERBY, 6 miles (N.E. by N.) from Tideswell. The population is returned with Brough. Shatton is in the honour of Tutbury, duchy of Lancaster, and within the jurisdiction of a court of pleas held at Chapel en le Frith every third Tuesday, for the recovery of debts under 40s.

THORNHILL, a hamlet in the parish of HOPE, hundred of HIGH-PEAK, county of DERBY, 6 miles (N.E. by N.) from Tideswell, containing 139 inhabitants.

WOODLAND-HOPE, a hamlet in the parish of HOPE, hundred of HIGH-PEAK, county of DERBY, containing 225 inhabitants.

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