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Hopton Castle, Shropshire

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Hopton Castle, Shropshire

Hopton Castle is a small village and civil parish in south Shropshire, England. The village grew up near to the keep of Hopton Castle, which was opened as a visitor attraction in 2011. Nearby is the hamlet of Hopton Heath, with its small station on the Heart of Wales Line. Also nearby are the villages of Bedstone, Bucknell and Clungunford. Instead of a parish council it has a parish meeting; this is due to the very small population of the parish.
Administrative CountyShropshire
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSO3678
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01547

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

Hopton Castle, par. and vil., S. Shropshire, on branch of river Clun, 7 miles NE. of Knnghton, 2552 ac., pop. 117; has traces of ancient castle.

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