Monk Hopton

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"MONK HOPTON, a parish in the borough of Wenlock, county Salop, 6 miles N.W. of Bridgnorth, its post town, and 16 S.W. of Shiffnal railway- station. The village, which is small and straggling, is situated on the new road between Bridgnorth and Ludlow. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture. There are some good specimens of the yew and oak, which thrive well in this neighbourhood. The soil consists of a strong loam with a subsoil of clay. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Hereford, value £56. The church is an ancient brick and stone structure, with a tower containing two bells. The church was restored in 1840. There is a girls' school. Lord Wenlock is lord of the manor."[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015]


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Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015

  • " NETCHWOOD, a hamlet in the parish of Monk Hopton, hundred of Stoddesden, county Salop, 5 miles W. by S. of Bridgnorth. It is situated near the river Severn."

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