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Hampton Loade, Shropshire

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Hampton Loade, Shropshire

Hampton Loade is a village in Shropshire, England along the Severn Valley. It is situated on the east bank of the River Severn at grid reference SO747864, and is notable for the unusual current-operated Hampton Loade Ferry, a cable ferry to the hamlet of Hampton on the west bank. The ferry is responsible for Hampton Loade's name, as Loade is derived from lode, an old English word for ferry.
Administrative CountyShropshire
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSO7486
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia

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

Hampton Lodge

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

Hampton Lodge, ry. sta., 4½ miles S. of Bridgnorth, S. Shropshire.

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