Hopton Castle  Shropshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hopton Castle like this:

HOPTON CASTLE, a parish, with a village, in Clun district, Salop; on a branch of the river Clun, 2½ miles NNW of Hopton Heath r. station, and 7 NE of Knighton. Post town, Aston-on-Clun, Shropshire. Acres, 2, 552. Rated property, £1, 768. Pop., 138. Houses, 28. The property is divided among a few. ...

The manor belongs to T. Beale, Esq. A castle of the Cliffords stood here; was taken by storm in the civil wars of Charles I.; and has left some traces. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £238.* Patron, T. Beale, Esq. The church is ancient; was recently in disrepair; and contains several monuments.

Hopton Castle through time

Hopton Castle is now part of South Shropshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Shropshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Hopton Castle itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hopton Castle in South Shropshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 19th July 2019

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