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The Bird on the Rock - - 12071.jpg
The tea rooms at Abcott; the road to the left is the B4367; the lane leading off it heads through the hamlet and onwards to Twitchen.
Abcott is located in Shropshire
 Abcott shown within Shropshire
OS grid reference SO390787
Civil parish Clungunford
Unitary authority Shropshire
Ceremonial county Shropshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SY7
Dialling code 01588
Police West Mercia
Fire Shropshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Ludlow
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Coordinates: 52°24′11″N 2°53′46″W / 52.403°N 2.896°W / 52.403; -2.896

Abcott is a hamlet in south Shropshire, England.

It lies on the west side of the River Clun and its flood plain, just opposite from the village of Clungunford, which is the parish the hamlet is part of. The B4367 road crosses the Clun (at Clungunford Bridge) and passes the hamlet, on its way between Clungunford and Bucknell. A lane connects the B4367 at Abcott and Twitchen.

The famous Rocke Cottage tea rooms is situated on the B road at Abcott (formerly the Bird on the Rock tea rooms, and historically the Rocke Arms public house).[1] Abcott Manor is a Grade II* ("two star") Listed building.[2]

Abcott was a medieval township,[3] despite its proximity to the parish's main village and parish church (St Cuthbert's) just on the other side of the Clun.

The 740 bus service calls at Abcott, outside the tea rooms, with 3 buses a day to Ludlow and Knighton.[4] Nearby is Hopton Heath, which has a railway station on the Heart of Wales Line, which passes by the hamlet.


  1. ^ Shropshire Star American team rates Shropshire tea room best in Britain (18 August 2012)
  2. ^ British Listed Buildings Abcott Manor, Clungunford
  3. ^ GENUKI The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
  4. ^ Arriva 738, 740

External links[edit]

Media related to Abcott at Wikimedia Commons