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Hopton, Derbyshire

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Hopton, Derbyshire

Hopton is a hamlet in the English county of Derbyshire. It is south west of Wirksworth and at the northern end of Carsington Water. The village had a long association with the Gell family who had extensive lead mining interests in the Wirksworth area and lived at Hopton Hall. Notable members include Sir John Gell who was a Parliamentarian in the English Civil War and Sir William Gell who was an archaeologist.
DistrictDerbyshire Dales
Post townMatlock
Administrative CountyDerbyshire
Traditional CountyDerbyshire
OS GridSK2553
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDerbyshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands

Other names by which Hopton, Derbyshire has been known in the past


Hopton, Derbyshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Hopton.-- township, in par. and 2 miles SW. of Wirksworth, N. Derbyshire, 1450 ac., pop. 123; contains the seat of Hopton Hall.

Hopton, Derbyshire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

HOPTON, a township, in the parish and hundred of Wirksworth, S. division of the county of Derby, 1¾ mile (W. by S.) from Wirksworth; containing 83 inhabitants, many of whom are employed in working lead-mines. Hopton was the property and residence of Sir John Gell, who, when Charles I. raised the royal standard at Nottingham, proceeded to Derby, assembled a strong body of troops for the parliament, and performed a conspicuous part throughout the war. Almshouses for four persons were erected in 1719, by Sir Philip Gell, Bart., and endowed by him with a rentcharge of £22. 6. Military weapons and some other relics of antiquity have been discovered.

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