Hamperley

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Hamperley
Lane near the Adventure Camp - geograph.org.uk - 1232312.jpg
Lane leading north from Hamperley crossroads to Minton
Hamperley is located in Shropshire
Hamperley
Hamperley
Hamperley shown within Shropshire
OS grid referenceSO418892
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Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCHURCH STRETTON
Postcode districtSY6
Dialling code01694
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52°29′53″N 2°51′22″W / 52.498°N 2.856°W / 52.498; -2.856Coordinates: 52°29′53″N 2°51′22″W / 52.498°N 2.856°W / 52.498; -2.856

Hamperley is a dispersed hamlet in Shropshire, England.

It is mainly located in the parish of Church Stretton,[1] 2½ miles southwest of Little Stretton and 4 miles from the market town of Church Stretton. The parishes of Church Stretton, Wistanstow and Lydbury North come together at Hamperley and some dwellings, at Hamperley Plantation, are in the Wistanstow parish, whilst Little Hamperley is just within the Lydbury North parish.

At the centre of the hamlet lies a crossroads of four lanes: one leads to the B4370 road, half a mile southeast at Cwm Head; another leads to the hamlet of Minton, 1¼ miles to the northeast; the third leads to Priors Holt and Churchmoor, to the west; and the fourth is a green lane heading to farms to the southwest. The centre of Hamperley lies at 233m above sea level. The area is very rural and is at the southern end of the Long Mynd hill range.[2]

There is an outdoors activity centre located on the lane between Minton and Hamperley, the Longmynd Adventure Camp, with overnight accommodation and camping ground.[3]

Nearby minor localities[edit]

Churchmoor,[2] Priors Holt and Priors Holt Hill are just to the west of the hamlet and the hill rises to 383m. They form part of Lydbury North parish.

On Churchmoor Hill lies the Botley Stone, the remains of a Bronze Age ring cairn (shown as a tumulus on Ordnance Survey Explorer maps).[4] It lies on the border of Lydbury North and Myndtown parishes, at 394m ASL. A bridleway leads up to it from Churchmoor. The Botley Stone is just one of a number of tumuli in the area.

Hamperley Farm was renamed "Ingles farm" in children's author Malcolm Saville's poupular "Lone Pine" series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Church Stretton Town Council". Church Stretton Area. Archived from the original on 2010-09-19. Retrieved 2010-04-10.
  2. ^ a b Geograph Churchmoor
  3. ^ Longmynd Adventure Camp Archived 2010-01-25 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Megalithic Portal Botley Stone