Longhope

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Longhope
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Longhope is located in Gloucestershire
Longhope
Longhope
 Longhope shown within Gloucestershire
OS grid referenceSO689189
DistrictForest of Dean
Shire countyGloucestershire
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
PoliceGloucestershire
FireGloucestershire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK ParliamentForest of Dean
List of places
UK
England
Gloucestershire
 
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Longhope
Central Stores Longhope - geograph.org.uk - 3213259.jpg
Longhope is located in Gloucestershire
Longhope
Longhope
 Longhope shown within Gloucestershire
OS grid referenceSO689189
DistrictForest of Dean
Shire countyGloucestershire
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
PoliceGloucestershire
FireGloucestershire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK ParliamentForest of Dean
List of places
UK
England
Gloucestershire

Coordinates: 51°52′04″N 2°27′10″W / 51.8678°N 2.4529°W / 51.8678; -2.4529

Longhope is a village in west Gloucestershire, situated within the Forest of Dean, England, United Kingdom.

The placename Longhope means "long, enclosed valley" which describes the aspect of the village.

The village was inhabited by the 11th century and the manor of Hope is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The village parish church, dedicated to All Saints, dates back to Norman times although it was heavily restored during the 1860s when the north vestries were added and the tower was partially rebuilt. The arms of William III hang above the door and lower parts of the four stage west tower are late Norman, as is one window. There exists also, in the north transept, an effigy of a priest which is dated to circa 1300. The porch and several windows are early 14th century.

Opposite the church, Court Leet was once the local court with the adjacent half timbered cottage being the gaol. Another house of historic interest is Royal Spring, where Charles I is said to have stopped for refreshment in 1642 after the battle of Powick Bridge during the English Civil War.

May Hill is a prominent landmark and the ownership of the summit is vested with Longhope Parish Council.

The village school, Hope Brook Church of England Primary School, was formed on 1 September 2001, by the amalgamation of Hopes Hill County Primary School and Longhope Church of England School. The school is situated next to the village's Recreation Ground.

In September 2007, some of the local lads were featured on Soccer AM.

Longhope Football Club[edit]

The village has two football teams in North Gloucester divisions two and three. Their home ground is the recreation ground.

External links[edit]

Media related to Longhope at Wikimedia Commons