Eaton-under-Heywood

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Eaton-under-Heywood
Eaton under Heywood 2012.JPG
Eaton with Wenlock Edge behind
Eaton-under-Heywood is located in Shropshire
Eaton-under-Heywood
Eaton-under-Heywood
Eaton-under-Heywood shown within Shropshire
Population171 (2011)
OS grid referenceSO497900
Civil parish
  • Eaton-under-Heywood
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCHURCH STRETTON
Postcode districtSY6
Dialling code01694
PoliceWest Mercia
FireShropshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
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UK
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Shropshire
52°30′22″N 2°44′24″W / 52.506°N 2.740°W / 52.506; -2.740Coordinates: 52°30′22″N 2°44′24″W / 52.506°N 2.740°W / 52.506; -2.740

Eaton-under-Heywood is a civil parish in Shropshire, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 171.[1]

It is named after the small village of Eaton, which lies under Wenlock Edge and the woods along it. The village is also known as Eaton-under-Heywood (to distinguish it from the other places called Eaton) and the parish/village is sometimes spelt as Eaton-under-Haywood.

A path, which is a public right of way, leads straight up the Edge from the village. It is called Jacob's Ladder. There is also a bridleway up the Edge from Eaton.

The village of Ticklerton and the hamlets of Birtley, Harton, Hatton, Soudley and Wolverton are in the parish. The nearest town is Church Stretton.

The historic parish church here is St Edith's.

A little over a mile to the south are the earthwork remains of Middlehope Castle, a motte and bailey which was probably left unfinished.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 26 November 2015.