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Hordley, Shropshire

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Hordley, Shropshire

Hordley is a small and rural village and civil parish in North Shropshire, Shropshire, England. It lies a few miles south of Ellesmere. Hordley takes its name from the Hoord Family of whom Henry de Hoord (c.1170) is the first recorded. "'In 1215, King John confirms to the Prior and Monks of Durham a gift which Henry de Hoord made to them. ' It is thought that the name itself is of Scandinavian origin, there being a family name of Hord in Sweden.
Administrative CountyShropshire
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSJ3830
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia

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


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

Hordley, par., N. Shropshire, on Ellesmere Canal, 3 miles SW. of Ellesmere, 2541 ac., pop. 290.

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