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West Felton, Shropshire

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West Felton, Shropshire

West Felton is a village and civil parish in Shropshire, England. At the 2001 census the parish, which also includes the settlements of Rednal, Grimpo and Haughton, had a population of 1,380. The village originally grew around a Norman castle, whose motte lies next to the church. It was recorded in the Domesday Book as Feltone, and as "Felton by le Knokyn" in 1303. The name Felton probably represents a combination of Old English feld, "open land", and tun, "settlement".
Administrative CountyShropshire
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSJ3425
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia

Other names by which West Felton, Shropshire has been known in the past

Felton ~ Felton West

West Felton, Shropshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Felton, West, par. and vil., N. Shropshire, on river Perry, 4½ m. SE. of Oswestry, 6108 ac., pop. 1065; P.O.

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