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  • The parish was in the Chapel en le Frith sub-district of the Chapel en le Frith Registration District.

  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2546
1891 R.G. 12 / 2780

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Aston area or see them printed on a map.

Church Records

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Eyam.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Chapel en le Frith sub-district of the Chapel en le Frith Registration District.

Description and Travel

"ASTON, a township in the parish of Hope, and hundred of High Peak, in the county of Derby, 2 miles to the E. of Castleton. The small stream Nor [Ed: sic - not 'Noe'] runs through it."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin HINSON ©2003]

Aston is a small village and a township on a slight rise 1 miles east of Hope. The township covers between 540 and 708 acres. You should stop and read the Parish Notices when you visit the parish.

You can see pictures of Aston which are provided by:


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Aston has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Aston (Hope) to another place.


  • The parish has a Public House called "The Travellers' Rest," which appears to have opened around 1860. At last report, it was still operating. In 1891, Peter HALL was the victualler. In 1912, Mrs. Mary HALL was running the establishment.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK185839 (Lat/Lon: 53.351655, -1.723543), Aston which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • Aston was an ancient township in the parish of Hope in county Derby.

  • The township of Aston was incorporated as a separate, modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.

  • This parish was in the ancient High Peak Hundred (or Wapentake).

  • District governance is provided by the High Peak District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Chape-en-le-Frith petty session hearings once each month.

  • As a result of the Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Chapel en le Frith Poorlaw Union.

  • The Common Land was enclosed here in 1847.


Year Inhabitants
1851 119
1881 96