Hopton, Derbyshire

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Hopton
Hopton village, Derbyshire.jpg
Hopton is located in Derbyshire
Hopton
Hopton
 Hopton shown within Derbyshire
OS grid reference SK257532
District Derbyshire Dales
Shire county Derbyshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Matlock
Postcode district DE4
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Derbyshire

Coordinates: 53°04′37″N 1°37′01″W / 53.077°N 1.617°W / 53.077; -1.617

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.

The famous Hopton Incline of the Cromford and High Peak Railway, (now disused and part of the High Peak Trail and Pennine Bridleway), is about 1 mile north of the village.

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