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  • PORTER, William Smith - Notes from a Peakland Parish, 1923, 128 pages. Reprinted as facsimile by Country Books, 2002. ISBN 978-1898941439.


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

  • There was a census taken in Hope in 1811, but the census entries of that time were Surname, firstname (of head of household) and counts of people in various bracketts. Relationships are not shown. See the transcription of the Hope 1811 census provided by Marjorie WARD.

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2543 & 2545 & 2546 & 2548
1891 R.G. 12 / 2781


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


Church History

  • The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Peter.

  • Geoff PICK has a photograph of St. Peters Church on Geo-graph, taken in May, 2004.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates from 1559.

  • The church was in the rural deanery of Eyam.

  • A CD containing a transcription of The Parish Registers of St Peter's Church is available for purchase from Valerie NEAL.

  • The Wesleyan Methodist chapel was built here in 1855.

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

"HOPE is a township and village (once a market-town), in the parish of its name, in the same hundred as Castleton, about 1 mile from that town, and about 5½ N. from Tideswell. The moors in this parish have afforded, in many instances, extraordinary properties in the preservation of human bodies buried in them; some having been discovered, after thirty years' interment, perfect and free from decomposition."

[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]

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Historical Geography

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


Military History

  • SMJ has a photograph of the Hope War Memorial on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2010.


Military Records

There are two Commonwealth War Graves in St. Peter's churchyard. They are for:

  1. Arthur J. MOSS, major, Ryl. Eng., age 28, died 30 Dec. 1945.
  2. Eric WALLIS, lance corp., KOYLI, age 33, died 28 Jan. 1943.

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Derbyshire and became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.

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

  • You may contact the Hope with Aston Parish Council regarding Civic or political matters, but they are NOT staffed to assist you with family history searches.

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