Easthope

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Easthope
Looking from St Peter, Easthope back to the village - geograph.org.uk - 1447531.jpg
Looking from St Peter, Easthope towards the village
Easthope is located in Shropshire
Easthope
Easthope
Easthope shown within Shropshire
OS grid reference SO564953
Civil parish
  • Easthope
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MUCH WENLOCK
Postcode district TF13
Dialling code 01746
Police West Mercia
Fire Shropshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Shropshire
52°33′14″N 2°38′31″W / 52.554°N 2.642°W / 52.554; -2.642Coordinates: 52°33′14″N 2°38′31″W / 52.554°N 2.642°W / 52.554; -2.642

Easthope is a small village and small civil parish in Shropshire, England.

Wenlock Edge passes through the parish, to the northwest of the village, along which is Easthope Wood. A hamlet with the same name (or spelled Easthopewood) is on the other side of the Edge, within the parish.

Easthope gives its name to Easthope Road in the nearby town of Church Stretton, as a result of local property developer Ralph Beaumont Benson (1862-1911), who lived at Lutwyche Hall near the village. He was also responsible for the naming of Essex Road (after his wife), Beaumont Road and Lutwyche Road, all in Church Stretton.[1] He was the father of Stella Benson.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crowe and Raynor (2011) Church Stretton through the ages p 149