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Hopesay is a small village, and civil parish, in south Shropshire, England. The name 'Hopesay' derives from "Hope de Say", the valley of Picot de Say, a Norman baron who held the manor of neighbouring Sibdon Carwood and whose power base was the nearby Clun Castle. Though most of the Norman influence has been lost, the church tower does date back to Norman times.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Police Authority||West Mercia|
Other names by which Hopesay, Shropshire has been known in the past
Hopesay, Shropshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Hopesay, par. and vil., S. Shropshire, 5½ miles SE. of Bishops Castle, 4060 ac., pop. 631.
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