Hopton Cangeford

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Hopton Cangeford
The Old Church - geograph.org.uk - 217571.jpg
The eighteenth-century former church, designed by T. F. Pritchard[1]
Hopton Cangeford is located in Shropshire
Hopton Cangeford
Hopton Cangeford
Hopton Cangeford shown within Shropshire
OS grid referenceSO546803
Civil parish
  • Hopton Cangeford
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°25′08″N 2°40′01″W / 52.419°N 2.667°W / 52.419; -2.667Coordinates: 52°25′08″N 2°40′01″W / 52.419°N 2.667°W / 52.419; -2.667

Hopton Cangeford, also referred to as Hopton-in-the-Hole, is a small village and civil parish in south Shropshire, England.

The small parish includes Lesser Poston and Greater Poston; both were manors recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 (Hopton Cangeford was not). They formed part of the Saxon hundred of Culvestan.[2][3] They are situated to the north of Hopton Cangeford village.

Hopton Cangeford was historically an outlying part of Stanton Lacy parish. It belonged to (after the dissolution of Culvestan c. 1100) the hundred of Munslow.

The father of painter Charles Wellington Furse was the perpetual curate of the parish.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Pevsner, N. and Newman, J. The buildings of England: Shropshire, p.57
  2. ^ Open Domesday Archived 2014-07-14 at the Wayback Machine. Greater Poston
  3. ^ Open Domesday Archived 2014-06-06 at Archive.is Lesser Poston

External links[edit]

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