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Woolhope is a village in Herefordshire, England.



Woolhope is located about 7 miles east of Hereford.

Coordinates: 52°01′N 2°34′W / 52.017°N 2.567°W / 52.017; -2.567


The manor of Woolhope in Herefordshire, along with three others, was given to the cathedral at Hereford before the Norman Conquest by the benefactresses Wulviva and (Lady) Godiva, local Anglo-Saxon landowners before the Norman takeover of the region. The church has a 20th-century stained-glass window showing them.[1]

Origin of the name

The name of the village comes from Wulviva's Hope (Wulviva's Valley).


Woolhope is served by two traditional village pubs, the Butcher's Arms and The Crown Inn at Woolhope . Both have a local reputation for serving quality food.

Woolhope has a football team called Woolhope Allstars FC. Having had a season out of the league, they now have now reformed and are due to start in Herefordshire Sunday League 2 in September 2011. There has been a change in the management team with Jamie Lawson stepping into the player manager role, supported by his assistant managers Tom Cutler and Hereford United Stalwart and lead scorer for the 2010/2011 season Stuart Fleetwood. They play at the Berryfield, which is the smallest pitch in the league.

The area is a quiet, rural location and was a retreat of late TV writer John Sullivan, whose works included Only Fools and Horses and The Green Green Grass.

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