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Thornhill

Census

  • 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:

Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2546
1891 R.G. 12 / 2780

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

"THORNHILL, a township in the parish of Hope, hundred of High Peake, county Derby, 3 miles N.E. of Castleton, and 6 N.E. of Tideswell, near the river Noe."

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

This place is just south of Ladybower Reservoir.

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Gazetteers

Historical Geography

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

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK197836 (Lat/Lon: 53.348915, -1.705534), Thornhill which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient township in the parish of Hope in Derbyshire.

  • The township was incorporated as 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 Chape-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.

Population

 Year  Inhabitants
1871 140
1881 118
1891 123