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

  • Rosemary LOCKIE has the Offerton 1901 census at Wishful Thinking. The 1891 census is there also.

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

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2543
1891 R.G. 12 / 2777
1901 R.G. 13 / 3268

Church History

  • The webpage author could find no evidence of a church or chapel here.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

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

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Offerton which are provided by:
"OFFERTON, a hamlet in the parish of Hope, hundred of High Peak, county Derby, 7 miles N. of Bakewell, and 5 N.E. of Tideswell. It is situated on the river Derwent."

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

Steven RUFFLES suggests this spot cross the River Derwent on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2011.


Historical Geography

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


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK213808 (Lat/Lon: 53.323685, -1.681687), Offerton which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient hamlet in Hope parish in Derby county.

  • This hamlet/township was incorporated as a modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.

  • Offerton has joined with Abney, Abney Grange and Highlow to form a Joint Parish Council. Remember, they are NOT funded or staffed to help with family history searches, only civic and political issues.

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

  • District governance is provided by the Derbyshire Dales District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Eyam petty session hearings.

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