Hope, Derbyshire

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St Peter church in Hope Derbyshire - IMG 2518.JPG
Parish church of St Peter
Hope is located in Derbyshire
Hope shown within Derbyshire
Population 864 (2011)
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district S33
Dialling code 01433
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
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53°20′49″N 1°44′24″W / 53.347°N 1.74°W / 53.347; -1.74Coordinates: 53°20′49″N 1°44′24″W / 53.347°N 1.74°W / 53.347; -1.74

Hope is a village and civil parish in the Derbyshire Peak District, in England. The population of the civil parish taken at the 2011 Census was 864.[1] It lies in the Hope Valley, at the point where Peakshole Water flows into the River Noe. To the north, Win Hill and Lose Hill stand either side of the Noe.

Traces of a Roman fort can be found in the hamlet of Brough-on-Noe, just east of the village. Its Roman name was Navio, and was later renamed with the Old English word for fort, brough. Edward the Elder granted lands at Hope to Uhtred, son of Eadulf of Bamburgh. These grants were confirmed by Æthelstan.[2] There are many remains from the site in Buxton Museum.

The village is also known for its well dressing.

Hope cement works

Hope has a railway station on the Sheffield to Manchester (Hope Valley) line. It also has a small secondary school (see below), and is the site of a large quarry and cement works, largely hidden from the village. This cement works is the location of the local volunteer mountain rescue team - Edale Mountain Rescue.

The parish church has two ancient crosses in its grounds. The shaft of a sandstone cross dating from the Anglo-Saxon period stands seven feet high and is carved on all faces. The cross may well have originated in the church grounds and a possible base now supports a sundial, but from the English Civil War until 1858, it was hidden in the village school. The stump of the Eccles Cross, originally near Eccles House, south of Hope, is also in the graveyard.[3] Between 2 and 28 July 2011, the church was broken into and about 15 items dating as far back as 1662, including two silver chalices and a pewter plate, were found to have been stolen.[4]

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  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 26 March 2016. 
  2. ^ ODNB entry for King Edmund I: Retrieved 18 August 2011. Subscription required.
  3. ^ Neville T. Sharpe, Crosses of the Peak District (Landmark Collectors Library, 2002)
  4. ^ "Silver dating back to 1662 taken from Derbyshire church". BBC News. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 

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