Hope, Flintshire

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Welsh: Yr Hob
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The Red Lion and White Lion on the road into Hope
Grid reference: SJ30705723
Location: 53°6’28"N, 3°2’12"W
Population: 2,522  (2001)
Post town: Wrexham
Postcode: LL12
Dialling code: 01978
Local Government
Council: Flintshire
Alyn and Deeside, Delyn

Hope is a small village and ancient parish in Flintshire, located approximately three miles from the Cheshire border, on the course of the River Alyn.

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, to the west of the village, along with the extensive farmland of Shordley. At the 2001 Census, the population was 2,522.[1]

Hope has good transport links with local towns and cities, notably Wrexham, Chester and Mold, with the railway line between Wrexham and Bidston running directly through the village giving access to Liverpool via the Wirral Peninsula.

Hope has a library, a sports centre and a football, cricket and rugby union club.

The ancient parish forms part of the Hundred of Maylor. It comprises the townships of Caergwrle, Cymmau, Estyn, Hope Owen, Rhanberfydd, Shordley, Uwch y Mynydd Isaf and Uwch y Mynydd Uchaf.

The village's name has given rise to the local expression "Live in Hope, die in Caergwrle".[2]


  1. 2001 Census: Hope (Ward), Office for National Statistics, http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadKeyFigures.do?a=3&b=6076676&c=hope&d=14&e=16&g=414634&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1215015909821&enc=1, retrieved 2 July 2008 
  2. The AA touring guide to Wales, The Automobile Association, 1975, p.205

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