Extract from the Calendar of Close Rolls for Tynedale in the reign of

 King Edward III of England.

Section 2.2.2.

From the extract  of August 7th 1330 at King's Cliffe below it is clear that a hope was more than just a topographical feature but was more of a revenue producing farm - probably from sheep farming - " to cause a moeity of the aforesaid 128 acres and 3 roods of land, hopes, parks "skalinge" hamlets, mills, bondages, cottages, towns, pastures, meadow".

Towards the end of the extract is mentioned Keilderhope and also Waynhope which were situated close to the source of the North Tyne river in the Keilder valley a few miles south of the Anglo/Scottish Border.   More about Waynhope (Wainhope) in the Tweedsmuir Heritage section of this website  page 26. Hopecarton & Carterhope. 

The extract shows that the lordship of the area had been in the hands of the Scottish Nobility ie the Earls of Atholl and the Comyns of Badenoch.   This ownership of lands in England had made it very difficult for the Scottish Nobles to have taken up arms against England during the Wars of Independence.