HOPTON WAFERS: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1831.



"HOPTON WAFERS, a parish in the hundred of STOTTESDEN, county of SALOP, 2 miles ("W.N.W.) from Cleobury Mortimer, containing 459 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Salop, and diocese of Hereford, rated in the Icing's books at £ 5. 16. 5. Thomas Botfield, Esq. was patron in 1820. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. At an early period here was a castle of great strength, which, in 1643, during the parliamentary war, was seized for the king."

[Transcribed information from A Topographical Dictionary of England - Samuel Lewis - 1831](unless otherwise stated)

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