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Hope's Cross

Other OS name in the Parish of Rushbury

Historical Forms

  • The Hops Cross 1622 SRO1037/21/187

Etymology

, The Hops Cross 1622SRO 1037 /21 /187 . The ' cross ' is the junction of two footpaths with the Ludlow / Wenlock road at the tip of the tapering projection in the S . of Rushbury parish . Upper , Farther and Long Hope are mentioned 1785SRO 4835 /2 , and in TA fields called Hope Common , Leasow and Meadow and The Hope occupy the area of the projection , and Hope Coppice adjoins . The narrow valley here encloses the mouth of a tributary of the R . Corve, and Lower Stanway andStanway Manor are higher up the stream. Lower Stanway is in a positioncomparable to that of the -hope settlements noted supra , and it is possible that Stanway has supplanted Hope as the name of the settlement .