Longford, Market Drayton

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Longford
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Fields just outside Longford
Longford is located in Shropshire
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Longford shown within Shropshire
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Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMARKET DRAYTON
Postcode districtTF9
Dialling code01630
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52°54′07″N 2°31′44″W / 52.902°N 2.529°W / 52.902; -2.529Coordinates: 52°54′07″N 2°31′44″W / 52.902°N 2.529°W / 52.902; -2.529

Longford is a small village near the town of Market Drayton, Shropshire, England. It is just off the A53, near to Ternhill and lies in the parish of Moreton Say.

A topographical guide to Shropshire published in 2005 describes Longford as a "charming hamlet on a rise in undulating country." The guide says Longford is 1.5 miles west of Market Drayton and 1 mile southeast of Moreton Say.[1]

The village name is believed to come from a great road that existed in Roman times and was simply known as the Longford. By 1319 it was a Royal road between Bletchley and Hinstock to the south. The village, not on the road, is located just east of Bletchley.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Longford in A Guide to Shropshire by Michael Raven, 2005
  2. ^ Shropshire Parish Registers Volume 8

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