Archives & Libraries

You will find the Local Studies and Family History section of the nearby Bakewell Library a useful source for your search.



  • KNIGHTON, Laurence - Hassop: A Chronology of Railway History. The Midland Railway Society, 2004. ISBN 0-9537486-5-0.


Andrew HILL has a photograph of the B6001 passing Hassop churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2012.

Alan HEARDMAN also has a photograph of the Hassop Cemetery on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2008.



  • The township was in the Bakewell sub-district of the Bakewell Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1851 H.O. 107 / 2149
1861 R.G. 9 / 2538
1891 R.G. 12 / 2773



Church History

  • There has been NO Anglican parish church or chapel in this township.
  • The Roman Catholic chapel was built here in 1816 for the EYRE family, near the entrance to Hassop Hall grounds.
  • The Roman Catholic chapel is dedicated to All Saints and was restored in 1886.
  • David SMITH has a photograph of All Saints Catholic Church on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2017.

Church Records

  • Anglican parishioners would attend the parish church in Bakewell.
  • The church would have been in the rural deanery of Bakewell.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
  • The township was in the Bakewell sub-district of the Bakewell Registration District.

Description & Travel

"HASSOP, a township in the parish of Bakewell, hundred of High Peak, county Derby, 2 miles N. of Bakewell. It is a station on the Buxton branch of the Midland railway. Hassop Hall, the seat of Earl Newburgh, was garrisoned in 1643 for Charles I. by Colonel Eyre. The Roman Catholics have a chapel."

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

Travelers will find the Hassop Station a convenient place to start their exploration of the parish. Hassop railway station was about two miles south of the village. It closed in 1964 and the station building has since been converted to a bookshop and cafe.

You can see pictures of Hassop which are provided by:






Historical Geography

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



  • The township was noted for its lead mines.
  • The land in the township was primarily given over to pasturage.
  • Transcription of section of Lysons' Topographical and Historical Account of Derbyshire, 1817, for Hassop by Barbarann AYARS.
  • The parish feast was held on the Sunday nearest to All Saints day.
  • The village recently hosted a High Peak Borough Council seminar to "Attract The Cycling Market" at the cafe in the Railway station.
  • Roger TEMPLE has a photograph of the Eyre Arms Pub in autumn on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2007.


Hassop Hall was built In 1643.

Hassop Hall was extensively rebuilt in Classical style between 1827 and 1833. It is now a private hotel.

Wikipedia tells us:

" The Manor was owned by the Foljambe family until the 14th century when it passed by the marriage of Alice Foljambe to Sir Robert Plumpton. His son Sir William Plumpton served as High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1453. The Plumptons sold the estate in 1498 to Catherine Eyre. "

Hassop Hall was the seat of Charles Stephen LESLIE, D.L. and J.P. in 1912.



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK226717 (Lat/Lon: 53.241716, -1.66315), Hassop which are provided by:


Military History

Colonel Anthony EYRE garrisoned Hassop Hall in December, 1643, for the Royalists during the English Civil War.





Jane TAYLOR in Redcar provides this announcement from the Derby Mercury of 6 January, 1803: "DIED: On Wednesday the 22nd last, Mr. Richard WILDE, of Hassop, near Bakewell, in this county, aged 82."


Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient township in Bakewell parish in Derbyshire and became a modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.
  • This parish was in the ancient High Peak Hundred (or Wapentake).
  • The citizens of this parish have elected to forgo a formal Parish Council. Instead, they hold periodic Parish Meetings of all the residents to discuss civic and political matters.
  • District governance is provided by the High Peak Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Bakewell petty session hearings each Friday.
  • As a result of the Poorlaw Amendment Act reforms of 1834, this parish became a member of the Bakewell Poorlaw Union.


A Catholic Public Elementary School was built here in 1859 for 100 children.

Some of the children or this place attend school at Longstone.

John SLATER has a photograph of the former school east of Hassop on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2017. We do not know if this is the same school as mentioned above.