Ashford Carbonell

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Ashford Carbonell
Cottages On Huntington Lane, Ashford Carbonell - geograph.org.uk - 1759248.jpg
Ashford Carbonell is located in Shropshire
Ashford Carbonell
Ashford Carbonell
 Ashford Carbonell shown within Shropshire
Population 321 
OS grid reference SO5270
Civil parish Ashford Carbonel
Unitary authority Shropshire
Ceremonial county Shropshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LUDLOW
Postcode district SY8
Police West Mercia
Fire Shropshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Ludlow
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Coordinates: 52°20′N 2°42′W / 52.33°N 2.70°W / 52.33; -2.70

Ashford Carbonell (or Ashford Carbonel) is a village and civil parish in south Shropshire, England, near the county border with Herefordshire.

The village lies 2.5 miles (4.0 km) south of the market town of Ludlow, on the eastern side of the River Teme, facing the smaller Ashford Bowdler. The river acts as the boundary between the parishes of Ashford Bowdler and Ashford Carbonel, and is crossed locally by Ashford Bridge, which takes the Caynham Road from the A49 towards Caynham.[1]

The civil parish (which is formally named Ashford Carbonel) had a population of 321 as recorded in the 2011 census; the area covered by the parish is 635 hectares (1,570 acres).[2]

History[edit]

Former public house at The Serpent crossroads, Caynham Road.

Ashford Carbonell formed part of the hundred of Culvestan, which in the 12th century became Munslow. Part of the parish (Huntington and The Serpent) however instead became part of the hundred of Stottesdon.

Huntington was a manor mentioned (separately to Ashford Carbonell) in the Domesday Book (1086). Today it is a small hamlet just outside the village. The Serpent is a former pub which gave its name to a crossroads on the Caynham Road, located mid-way between the villages of Ashford Carbonell and Cayhnam but within the parish of Ashford Carbonel.[1]

The parish church, dedicated to Saint Mary Magdalene,[3] is Norman in origin.

Education[edit]

On 1 November 2011, a new £3m primary school (the "Bishop Hooper School") opened in the village, which replaced both the village's old primary school as well as the school in neighbouring Caynham.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ordnance Survey mapping
  2. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics Ashford Carbonel - 2011 census - population density
  3. ^ Ashford Carbonell: St Mary Magdalene - a church near you
  4. ^ Shropshire Star Balloons go up as £3m Bishop Hooper School opens (1 November 2011)

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