Peplow

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Peplow
The Chapel of the Epiphany, Peplow Hall - geograph.org.uk - 1785669.jpg
The Chapel of the Epiphany, Peplow Hall, Peplow, designed by Richard Norman Shaw
Peplow is located in Shropshire
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Peplow shown within Shropshire
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52°48′58″N 2°33′00″W / 52.816°N 2.550°W / 52.816; -2.550Coordinates: 52°48′58″N 2°33′00″W / 52.816°N 2.550°W / 52.816; -2.550

Peplow is a hamlet in Shropshire, England. It is part of the civil parish of Hodnet, a larger village to the north. The hamlets of Bowling Green and Radmoor are both in the village's vicinity.

It lies in a rural area on the A442 road, between Crudgington and Hodnet, with Ollerton immediately to the east.

At the time of the Domesday survey, the manor of Peplow was held by Ralph de Mortimer. The land later became part of the Hodnet estate, and was held by the Ludlow and Vernon families, until 1715 when it was sold to the Pigot family, who built Peplow Hall. [1]

The hamlet is best known for Peplow Hall, an 18th-century manor house, and Peplow Mill. The mill contains an early water turbine dating from 1820 and spans the River Tern.

RAF Peplow Airfield, used during WW2, saw many military persons pass through the hamlet to get to the airfield, located between Eaton on Tern and Childs Ercall, across the river. The airfield was named accordingly as access on the train required dismounting at Peplow station and walking the remainder of the journey.

There is a cricket club called Hodnet and Peplow CC, and the club's badge is that of a gold lion (from the gates of Hodnet Hall), lying beneath a green beech tree (representing the beech trees lining the driveway of Peplow Hall). Its first eleven play in the Rollinson Smith Shropshire Cricket League Division 3. [2]

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External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Peplow and Little Bolas". Hodnet - North Shropshire.
  2. ^ "Hodnet and Peplow CC". Play Cricket.

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