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  • 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:
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2546
1891 R.G. 12 / 2780

Church Records

The village had a Wesleyan Methodist chapel and a Primitive Methodist chapel.

Neil THEASBY has a photograph of the Wesleyan Methodist churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2016.


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 two miles east of Hope village, just south of Ladybower Reservoir.

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Historical Geography

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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.
  • The parish holds an annual Parish Meeting of all the citizens to communicate civic and political decisions.
  • The parish has a joint Parish Council with Bamford.
  • 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 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.


 Year Inhabitants
1871 140
1881 118
1891 123
1901 119