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