Abdon, Shropshire

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Abdon, St. Margaret.
Abdon is located in Shropshire
 Abdon shown within Shropshire
OS grid reference SO576863
Unitary authority Shropshire
Ceremonial county Shropshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police West Mercia
Fire Shropshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
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Coordinates: 52°28′25″N 2°37′41″W / 52.4736°N 2.6281°W / 52.4736; -2.6281

Abdon is an upland village and civil parish in the Clee Hills area of English county of Shropshire.

Domesday Book Village[edit]

It was called Abetune in the Domesday Book.

Clee Hills[edit]

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.

Civil parish[edit]

The civil parish is large and includes other settlements, including Tugford and Holdgate which were transferred into the parish in the late 20th century.


'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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