Quabbs

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Quabbs
Crossroads at Quabbs - geograph.org.uk - 1597651.jpg
Crossroads at Quabbs
Quabbs is located in Shropshire
Quabbs
Quabbs
Quabbs shown within Shropshire
OS grid reference SO206804
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Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KNIGHTON
Postcode district LD7
Dialling code 01547
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52°24′54″N 3°10′01″W / 52.415°N 3.167°W / 52.415; -3.167Coordinates: 52°24′54″N 3°10′01″W / 52.415°N 3.167°W / 52.415; -3.167

Quabbs is a small, scattered hamlet in the southwest of Shropshire, near the border between England and Wales. The name, which also occurs in Gloucestershire as a field name, is possibly derived from the Old English word cwabba, "marsh".[1]

It is located in the rural civil parish of Bettws-y-Crwyn. The nearest village is Newcastle.

Quabbs lies at 390m above sea level.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, A. H. The place-names of Gloucestershire, IV, English Place-Name society, 1965, p.117

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