Northop is an historic village with a rich mix of building types and styles evolved over the last eight centuries. In particular the medieval church is prominently located and the visual signature of Northop. The High Street is the centre of village life: the Post Office provides a real 'Community' service; the Edith Bankes Memorial Hall hosts many community activities and the pubs are real local pubs. Northop has a vibrant social and cultural life. For a village with a population of no more than 1000 people, the community supports a nationally recognised Championship Silver Band, a regionally successful cricket club, an equine competition centre attracting competitors from throughout North Wales and the North West of England, a championship golf course and a drama group which stages a pantomime each year featuring many local characters to hilarious effect!
Northop Heritage Group is a small group of Northop residents that exists to promote the unique heritage within and around the village of Northop. The group was formed in 2003 as an offshoot of Northop 2000. Whilst not undertaking extensive primary research, the group relies heavily on existing published material such as the excellent Pride of Northop book available from Northop Post Office. The Group's first promotional activity was the production and publication of the Northop Heritage Trail leaflet. This leaflet, now in its third print run is available widely around the region, distributed to key tourist and retail outlets by members of the group.