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Church Hope, Dorset

Historical Description

Church-Hope, a cove on the east side of Portland Isle, in Dorsetshire, 2½ miles NNE of Portland Bill, and 6 S of Wey-mouth. A ruined church here was destroyed in the Civil War. Pennsylvania Castle, in a rough dell above, was built by the grandson of the founder of Pennsylvania at a cost of £20,000, and contains a collection of Chinese and Indian antiquities.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDorsetshire 
DioceseBristol1542 - 1836
DioceseSalisbury1836 -

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Dorset is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the Dorset County Chronicle and the Sherborne Mercury online.