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Ightfield, Shropshire

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Ightfield, Shropshire

Ightfield is a small village and civil parish in Shropshire, England. Within the parish boundaries is another small village - Calverhall. Ightfield is situated in one of the most rural areas one could expect to find, with many of its roots being in farming. In fact, the name could indeed be derived from Old English 'Ihtfeld' collocated from 'iht'= creature + 'feld'= field. This would be plausible considering the area's long agricultural history.
Administrative CountyShropshire
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSJ5938
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
 

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

Istefelt

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

Ightfield, par., N. Shropshire, 4 miles SE. of Whitchurch, 1615 ac., pop; 344; P.O.

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