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Asterton, Shropshire

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Asterton, Shropshire

Asterton is a village in Shropshire in the civil parish of Myndtown. The name means "eastern home farm", from Old English east "east" and "ham" "home". The village is of thought to bate back to early Saxon times. It is situated 4.4 miles south west of Church stretton, 6.5 miles north west of Bishops Castle, 15 miles north west of Ludlow and 16 miles south of Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire.
Post townLydbury North
Administrative CountyShropshire
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSO3991
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01588

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

Asterton, township, Norbury par., S. Shropshire, 5 miles SW. of Church Stretton.

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