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Hopton Wafers, Shropshire

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Hopton Wafers, Shropshire

Hopton Wafers is a small village and civil parish in Shropshire, England, near to Cleobury Mortimer and Kidderminster. Its unusual-sounding name is derived from Old English hop (a side valley running off a larger valley, originally from a Celtic word) and tun (farm or settlement), along with the name of Robert de Wafre, an early holder of the manor. The village church, St Michael and All Angels, was built in 1825: a Norman church had previously stood on the site, but had become dilapidated.
Administrative CountyShropshire
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSO6376
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
 

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

Hopton ~ Wafers Hopton

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

Hopton Wafers, par. and vil., S. Shropshire, 2½ miles NW. of Cleobury Mortimer, 1560 ac., pop. 433.

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