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

  • Rosemary LOCKIE provides a transcription of the 1891 census for Stoke on her website.

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

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

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 Stoke which are provided by:
"STOKE, a township in the parish of Hope, hundred of High Peake, county Derby, 5 miles N.E. of Bakewell, and 1½ mile N.E. of Stoney-Middleton, on the river Derwent."

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


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Stoke has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
  • Stoke was formerly a Township of Hope parish. It was transferred to Eyam in 1911; then in 1987 it became part of the "modern" parish of Grindleford.



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK239769 (Lat/Lon: 53.288519, -1.642946), Stoke which are provided by:


  • Stoke Quarry has for many years provided quality stone for a variety of purposes, and employment for many local stonemasons and labourers. Today, mechanisation has replaced many of the traditional skills, such as stone cutting, and gathering, and whilst one might regret the loss of such skills, in the past workers were subject to respiratory diseases such as silicosis, and accidents caused by unguarded equipment and rock falls. Mechanisation and more safety precautions make such hazards less of an issue for today's workers...

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient township in Hope parish in Derbyshire and became a separate, 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 Chapel-en-le-Frith petty session hearings.

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