Updated 31 Oct 2003
WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900
Postcard showing Hopton.
The postmark is 17 Jun 1928, but
the postcard looks much older than that.
Source:Jo Williams Bristol, England
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James Innes writes (31 Oct 2003):
.....Postcard of Hopton: two views: top and bottom. I think that both views are
taken from the same place, on Stainsbro Lane where a Windpump is marked on
the 1:25000 sheet SK 25. This at the top of a rise with good views to the
Top: view north-east; smoke coming from Middleton Top engine-house on
horizon centre-left. Large farm in foreground is Stainsbro Hall
(a working farm up to post-WW2); behind it is Sycamore Farm.
Bottom: view north-west to Hopton; almshouses are visible; so is
Hopton House (but dark behind ivy covered walls); tower structure at left
is summerhouse/dovecote in middle of segmental wall enclosing Hopton Hall
gardens (Pevsner p 163).
James M Innes
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