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  • KNIGHTON, Laurence - Hassop: A Chronology of Railway History. The Midland Railway Society, 2004. ISBN 0-9537486-5-0.


  • The township was in the Bakewell sub-district of the Bakewell Registration District.

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2538
1891 R.G. 12 / 2773


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Hassop area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • There has been NO Anglican parish church or chapel in this township.

  • The Roman Catholic chapel was built here in 1816 near the entrance to Hassop Hall grounds.

  • The Roman Catholic chapel is dedicated to All Saints and was restored in 1886.

  • There is a photograph of the Catholic Church on Panoramio.

Church Records

  • Anglican parishioners would attend the parish church in Bakewell.

  • The church would have been in the rural deanery of Bakewell.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The township was in the Bakewell sub-district of the Bakewell Registration District.

Description and Travel

"HASSOP, a township in the parish of Bakewell, hundred of High Peak, county Derby, 2 miles N. of Bakewell. It is a station on the Buxton branch of the Midland railway. Hassop Hall, the seat of Earl Newburgh, was garrisoned in 1643 for Charles I. by Colonel Eyre. The Roman Catholics have a chapel."

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

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Historical Geography

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


  • The township was noted for its lead mines.

  • The land in the township was primarily given over to pasturage.

  • Transcription of section of Lysons' Topographical and Historical Account of Derbyshire, 1817, for Hassop by Barbarann AYARS.

  • The parish feast was held on the Sunday nearest to All Saints day.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK223722 (Lat/Lon: 53.246341, -1.667275), Hassop which are provided by:


Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient township in Bakewell parish in Derbyshire and became a modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.

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

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Bakewell petty session hearings each Friday.

  • As a result of the Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Bakewell Poorlaw Union.