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

THORPE, a parish in the hundred of WIRKSWORTH, county of DERBY, 3 miles (N.W. by N.) from Ashbourn, containing 203 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry of Derby, and diocese of Lichfield and Coventry, rated in the king's books at £6. 1. 6., and in the patronage of the Dean of Lincoln. The church, dedicated to St. Leonard, is partly in the Norman style of architecture. To the northward of the village is a remarkable conical hill of limestone, called Thorpe Cloud; its altitude is three hundred feet above the bed of the river Dove, which flows at its base.

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