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I think The Hope is a stretch of the River Thames by Gravesend. This Streetmap shows ‘The Lower Hope’. Further upstream, past Gravesend, it shows ‘Northfleet Hope’.

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Terry F  •  Link

Kevin Sheerstone http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1661/05/07/#c14226

The Hope - Pedro and others.

The Hope (or Hope Reach) is shown on the endpaper maps of my "Everybody's Pepys" as being that stretch of the Thames between Tilbury and the mouth of the Medway, at which point the estuary begins. I used to live in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, which is on a diminutive stream named the Hope. Stream is the word: we used to jump it without getting wet. It enters the Thames about two miles south of Stanford and three miles east of Tilbury.

See the clarifying post by Vincent that includes maps from London Streetmaps http://www.pepysdiary.com/diary/1661/05/07/#c14221

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The Hope Reach is marked "SEA REACH" on this map http://www.thamesmatch.co.uk/images/Thames%20le...

Bill  •  Link

The HOPE, a Place where Merchants Ships usually Ride, and wait for their Lading and Dispatches, and Which begins at or opposite to East Tilbury, and terminates opposite to Cunningham.
---A description of the river Thames. R. Griffiths, 1758.

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