Hopton Heath

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Hopton Heath
Hopton Heath railway station MMB 01.jpg
Hopton Heath railway station, which the hamlet grew up around
Hopton Heath is located in Shropshire
Hopton Heath
Hopton Heath
Hopton Heath shown within Shropshire
OS grid reference SO380774
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SY7
Dialling code 01547
Police West Mercia
Fire Shropshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°23′28″N 2°54′40″W / 52.391°N 2.911°W / 52.391; -2.911Coordinates: 52°23′28″N 2°54′40″W / 52.391°N 2.911°W / 52.391; -2.911

Hopton Heath, or Hoptonheath, is a hamlet in south Shropshire, England. The border with Herefordshire is close by.[1] It lies on the border of the civil parishes of Clungunford and Hopton Castle.

There is a railway station here - Hopton Heath railway station - which today is little more than a halt on the Heart of Wales Line. The hamlet grew as a result of the railway station's construction (in 1861) — it was built to serve the villages of Hopton Castle and Clungunford. Today, a couple of small businesses operate from units near the station and there is also a site of holiday chalets, called "Ashlea Pools".[2]

The B4367 and B4385 roads intersect at Hopton Heath. One mile to the west is the village (and castle) of Hopton Castle, and also nearby are the villages of Bedstone, Clungunford and the hamlets of Beckjay, Broadward, Heath (Herefordshire) and Abcott - with its Rocke Cottage (was Bird on the Rock) tea rooms. The 740 bus service calls at Hopton Heath, with 3 buses a day to Ludlow and Knighton.[3]

There is a Royal Mail post box at the junction of the B roads.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Heart of Wales article on Hopton". Retrieved 2006-11-15. 
  2. ^ Ashlea Pools
  3. ^ Arriva 738, 740
  4. ^ dracos.co.uk Postboxes in SY7

External links[edit]

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