Abdon, Shropshire

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Abdon, St. Margaret.
Abdon is located in Shropshire
Abdon shown within Shropshire
Population199 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSO576863
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtSY7
Dialling code01746
PoliceWest Mercia
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
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52°28′25″N 2°37′41″W / 52.4736°N 2.6281°W / 52.4736; -2.6281Coordinates: 52°28′25″N 2°37′41″W / 52.4736°N 2.6281°W / 52.4736; -2.6281

Abdon is an upland village and former civil parish, now in the parish of Abdon and Heath, 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 was large and included other settlements, including Tugford and Holdgate which were transferred into the parish in the late 20th century. The civil parish was abolished in 1 April 2017 and merged with Heath to form Abdon and Heath.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population". Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  2. ^ "The Shropshire (Reorganisation of Community Governance) (Parishes of Abdon and Heath) Order 2016" (PDF). Lgbce. Retrieved 16 May 2018.

'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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