Wyke, Shropshire

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Wyke
In the centre of Wyke - geograph.org.uk - 1992495.jpg
Wyke, Shropshire
Wyke is located in Shropshire
Wyke
Wyke
Location within Shropshire
OS grid referenceSJ646021
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Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMUCH WENLOCK
Postcode districtTF13
Dialling code01952
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52°36′58″N 2°31′19″W / 52.616°N 2.522°W / 52.616; -2.522Coordinates: 52°36′58″N 2°31′19″W / 52.616°N 2.522°W / 52.616; -2.522

Wyke (or the Wyke) is a small hamlet in rural Shropshire, England, where it is part of the civil parish of Much Wenlock. Its name may originate from Old English wice, Wych elm, but is more likely derived from the word wic, dwelling or village.[1]

It was one of the old townships of Much Wenlock parish, where it was treated as a single township with the neighbouring township of Bradley (having a total of eight taxpayers in 1524).[2] From the late 18th century the small settlement at Wyke was eclipsed by new cottages built at Farley to the south-west.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bowcock, E. W. Shropshire place names, Wilding & Sons, 1923, p.267
  2. ^ a b Much Wenlock, British History Online