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Ashford Carbonell

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Ashford Carbonell
Cottages On Huntington Lane, Ashford Carbonell - - 1759248.jpg
Cottages On Huntington Lane, Ashford Carbonell
Ashford Carbonell is located in Shropshire
Ashford Carbonell
Ashford Carbonell
Ashford Carbonell shown within Shropshire
Population321 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSO5270
Civil parish
  • Ashford Carbonel
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLUDLOW
Postcode districtSY8
Dialling code01584
PoliceWest Mercia
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°20′N 2°42′W / 52.33°N 2.70°W / 52.33; -2.70Coordinates: 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.[2]

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).[3]


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 midway between the villages of Ashford Carbonell and Caynham but within the parish of Ashford Carbonel.[2]

The parish church, dedicated to Saint Mary Magdalene,[4] is Norman in origin.


On 1 November 2011, a new £3m primary school (the "Bishop Hooper School") opened in the village, which replaced both village's previous primary school and the primary school in neighbouring Caynham.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b Ordnance Survey mapping
  3. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics Ashford Carbonel - 2011 census - population density
  4. ^ Ashford Carbonell: St Mary Magdalene - a church near you
  5. ^ Shropshire Star Balloons go up as £3m Bishop Hooper School opens (1 November 2011)

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