Overton, Shropshire

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Overton House (geograph 4451591).jpg
Overton House
Overton is located in Shropshire
Overton shown within Shropshire
OS grid referenceSO504720
Civil parish
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°20′38″N 2°43′37″W / 52.344°N 2.727°W / 52.344; -2.727Coordinates: 52°20′38″N 2°43′37″W / 52.344°N 2.727°W / 52.344; -2.727

Overton is a small village in south Shropshire, England.

It is situated west of the River Teme, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south of the town of Ludlow and close to the border with Herefordshire. The B4361 (until 1979 the A49) road runs through. It comes within the civil parish of Richard's Castle, a village to its south.

In the Domesday Book it is recorded as the manor of Avretone, which included Richard's Castle. This manor at the time was recorded as belonging to the hundred of Cutestornes,[1] a hundred of Herefordshire. Around the time of Henry I (1100-1139) the hundreds of Shropshire were greatly reformed and the hundred of Munslow was created; this hundred took in Overton.

Businesses include Overton Grange Hotel and Overton Service Station (an independent car fuel and repair garage).


  1. ^ Augustinian Knowledge Richard's Castle Charters and Writs