The Red Lion and White Lion on the road into Hope
|Hope shown within Flintshire|
|Population||4,224 (2011 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Hope belongs to a small group of closely related villages in its local area, including Caergwrle, Abermorddu and Cefn-y-bedd. One of the major features in the area is Hope Mountain (Mynydd yr Hob), to the west of the village, along with the extensive farmland of Shordley. At the 2001 Census, the population was 2,522, increasing to 4,224 at the 2011 Census.
In 2007, the secondary school Castell Alun High, which is located in the village, became the only school in North Wales to be awarded 7 Grade 1s by Estyn, the school inspection service for Wales. The judgement makes Castell Alun one of the top schools in Wales.
Hope has good transport links with local towns and cities, notably Wrexham, Chester and Mold, with the Borderlands Line running directly through Hope railway station giving access to Liverpool via the Wirral Peninsula.
The village's name has given rise to the local expression "Live in Hope, die in Caergwrle".
- Rees, William (1951). An Historical Atlas of Wales from Early to Modern Times. Faber & Faber.
- 2001 Census: Hope (Ward), Office for National Statistics, retrieved 2 July 2008
- "Community population 2011". Retrieved 25 May 2015.
- The AA touring guide to Wales, Automobile Association, 1975, p.205
- "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 26 May 2015.
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