Hope, County Durham
The hamlet of East Hope and West Hope Farm are located about 5 miles south of Barnard Castle in County Durham, near the edge of The Stang (forest). Historically, Hope was a township in the ancient parish of Barningham; today, East and West Hope form part of Hope Civil Parish. Formerly, within the North Riding of Yorkshire, Hope was transferred to County Durham in 1974.
HOPE, a township, in the parish of Barningham, union of Teesdale, wapentake of Gilling-West, N. riding of York, 5½ miles (S.W.) from Greta-Bridge; containing 41 inhabitants. This is a high moorland township, comprising about 2,430 acres, of which nearly three fourths are waste; it lies to the south of the Greta river. Lead-ore has been obtained here.
Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.
East Hope. (West Hope Farm is about half a mile to the north-west.)