Abdon, St. Margaret.
Abdon shown within Shropshire
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Domesday Book Village
It was called Abetune in the Domesday Book.
Abdon is a remote rural hamlet on the slopes of the Brown Clee Hill. The population currently stands at approx. 28 dwellings. The hamlet includes a parish church (St Margaret's), a village hall and the remains of a deserted medieval village. The hamlet is very close to the remains of an Iron Age hill fort now known as Nordy Bank, situated on the southern end of the Brown Clee. Abdon has a lively community, with regular events at the village hall.
The Abdon parish registers begin in the 1560s but are only complete from 1614 on, with a gap from 1641-9.
'Abdon' in A History of the County of Shropshire. Volume 10: Munslow Hundred, The Liberty and Borough of Wenlock (1998), pp. 120-127. Available at British History Online: Abdon.
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