Hopton Castle, Shropshire

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Hopton Castle
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The Keep, Hopton Castle
Hopton Castle is located in Shropshire
Hopton Castle
Hopton Castle
Hopton Castle shown within Shropshire
OS grid referenceSO363782
Civil parish
  • Hopton Castle
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Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCRAVEN ARMS
Postcode districtSY7
Dialling code01547
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52°23′53″N 2°56′10″W / 52.398°N 2.936°W / 52.398; -2.936Coordinates: 52°23′53″N 2°56′10″W / 52.398°N 2.936°W / 52.398; -2.936

Hopton Castle is a small village and civil parish in south Shropshire, England.

The village grew up near to the keep of Hopton Castle, which was opened as a visitor attraction in 2011. Nearby is the hamlet of Hopton Heath, with its railway station on the Heart of Wales Line. Also nearby are the villages of Bedstone, Bucknell and Clungunford.

St Edward's church at Hopton Castle

Instead of a parish council it has a parish meeting;[1] this is due to the very small population of the parish.

Hopton Titterhill[edit]

Within the parish, to the southwest of the village, lies Hopton Titterhill, a wooded hill which is open access land. The hill rises to 397 metres (1,302 ft) above sea level, and the summit provides a good view of the lower Clun valley.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Shropshire Council[permanent dead link] Map of Local Joint Committee 19