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Hinstock, Shropshire

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Hinstock, Shropshire

Hinstock is a village and civil parish in Shropshire, England. It appeared in the Domesday book survey as "Stoche" (from Old English stoc, "dependent settlement"); the present version of its name was created in the mediaeval period by prefixing Middle English hine ("domestic servants"). Hinstock is approximately halfway between the market towns of Newport and Market Drayton. The A41 road, which until the 1980s ran through its centre, now bypasses the village.
Administrative CountyShropshire
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSJ6926
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01952 550/551

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


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

Hinstock, par. and vil., N. Shropshire, 5½ miles S. of Market Drayton, 3266 ac., pop. 863; P.O.; in vicinity of vil. is the seat of Hinstock Hall.

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