Loppington

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Loppington
St Michael and All Angels, Loppington - geograph.org.uk - 567746.jpg
St Michael and All Angels church, Loppington
Loppington is located in Shropshire
Loppington
Loppington
Loppington shown within Shropshire
Population611 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSJ470293
Civil parish
  • Loppington
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townShrewsbury
Postcode districtSY4
Dialling code01939
PoliceWest Mercia
FireShropshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
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UK
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Shropshire
52°51′29″N 2°47′10″W / 52.858°N 2.786°W / 52.858; -2.786Coordinates: 52°51′29″N 2°47′10″W / 52.858°N 2.786°W / 52.858; -2.786
Saint Michael's Church, Loppington, painted by the Rev. Williams in 1788. It was built during the later half of the 14th century

Loppington is a village and parish in Shropshire, England, situated a few miles west of Wem. The population of the parish (2001) is 576[2] and there are 206 households. The population as of the 2011 census was 611.

Loppington was recorded in the Domesday Book as Lopitone.

It has a rich history and many historical buildings, including the Church of Saint Michael, dating back to the 14th century[2] and having traces of a Norman building with characteristic Norman architecture.

Other interesting buildings are The Nook, a timber-framed house near to the church, and Loppington Hall, an early 18th-century brick house, a former residence of John Lloyd Dickin restored in 2002.

The village has the only remaining bull ring in North Shropshire, which was reported to be used for bull baiting until the 19th century.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b Loppington Village History
  3. ^ Cf. North Shropshire villages - on Loppington
  4. ^ Bangor-on-Dee parish register

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