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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

Church History

The web page author could find no history of an Anglican Parish church here.


Church Records

  • The church would have been 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 north of Hope and just south of Ladybower Reservoir. The township covers between 540 and 708 acres. You should stop and read the Parish Notices when you visit the parish.

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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.



  • 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.


Neil THEASBY has a photograph of Aston Hall on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2012.

Chris PAGE also has a photograph of Aston Hall on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2010.


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).
  • The citizens of Aston have an annual Parish Meeting of the citizenry to debate civic and political issues.
  • You may contact the joint Hope with Aston Parish Council regarding civic or political matters, but they will NOT perform family history searches for you. They are noeither staffed nor funded to do that.
  • District governance is provided by the High Peak Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Chapel-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