Hopton, Derbyshire

 Hopton shown within Derbyshire
OS grid referenceSK257532
DistrictDerbyshire Dales
Shire countyDerbyshire
RegionEast Midlands
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town Matlock
Postcode district DE4
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
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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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