HOPTON WAFERS: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1824.


"HOPTON WAFERS, a parish in the hundred of Stottesdon, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Burford, and arch- deaconry of Salop. 98 houses, 459 inhabitants. 2½ miles south-west by west of Cleobury Mortimer.

Hopton Wafers is remarkable as giving a singular instance of longevity in William Hyde, who resided in this place, and lived to the advanced age of 106 years. He enjoyed health and activity nearly to the last, and at the time of his decease, 1798, had sons upwards of eighty years old."

" HOPTON COURT, a hall in the parish of Hopton Wafers, the seat of T. Botfield, Esq., about 2½ miles south-west of Cleobury Mortimer, in the hundred of Stottesdon."

[Transcribed information from A Gazetteer of Shropshire - T Gregory - 1824](unless otherwise stated)

[Description(s) transcribed by Mel Lockie ©2015]