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    A

    Abdon
    Abetune: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.
    Manor house; Iron Age forts nearby.

    Acton Pigott
    Aectune: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.

    Acton Reynold
    Achetone: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.
    Victorian mansion incorporating 17th century work.

    Acton Round
    Achetune: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger. Mill.
    Queen Anne manor house.

    Acton Scott
    Actune: Eldred from Earl Roger.
    Pretty; late Elizabethan manor house; Roman site.

    Adderley
    Eldredelei: Nigel from Earl Roger.
    Edward II granted a Thursday market here to his favourite, Bartholomew de Badlesmere.

    Alberbury
    Alberberie: Earl Roger and Roger FitzCorbet from him.
    Quiet; on Welsh border; 13th century ruins.

    Albright Hussey
    Abretone / Etbretone: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.
    Timber-framed house, 1524.

    Albrightlee
    Etbretelie: Church of St. Almund before and after 1066; Earl Roger.
    Farmhouse. St. Almund's Church, Shrewsbury, was pulled down soon after 1788.

    Albrighton (near Shifnal)
    Albricstone: Norman from Earl Roger.
    Large; a thriving market town from the 14th to the 19th century.

    Albrighton (near Shrewsbury)
    Etbritone: Rainald the Sheriff rom Earl Roger.
    Hall.

    Alcaston
    Aelmundestune: Helgot from Earl Roger.
    Picturesque manor farm; moated site nearby.

    Aldon
    Alledone: Roger de Lacy and Richard and Aldred from him. Mill, church.
    Aldon Court.

    Alkington
    Alchetune: William Pantulf from Earl Roger. Mill.
    Alkington Hall, 1592.

    Alveley
    Alvidelege: Earl Roger.
    Pool Hall with the remains of a moat in its grounds.

    Amaston
    Enbaldestune: Elmund, the pre-Conquest holder, and Alward his son from Earl Roger.
    Isolated Heath Farm.

    Ashford
    Esseford: Osbern FitzRichard. Mill.
    Now 2 small villages, Ashford Bowdler and Ashford Carbonel, facing each other across the River Teme.

    Astley
    Hesleie: Church of St. Mary.
    Norman church, much altered.

    Aston (in Munslow)
    Estune: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger. Mill.
    Hall.

    Aston (in Oswestry)
    Estone: Robert the Butler from Earl Roger.
    Aston Hall, 1780; 1742 chapel in parkland; remains of a motte.

    Aston (in Wern)
    Estune: William Pantulf from Earl Roger.
    Timber-framed hall.

    Aston Botterell
    Estone: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.
    Manor farm with a 13th century hall.

    Aston Eyre
    Estone: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger. Mill.
    Overlooking Mor Brook. Hall Farm dates from the 13th century and may have been a fortified manor house.

    Atcham
    Atingeham: Church of St. Almund before and after 1066 and Godebold from the church.
    Severnside; Roman stones probably from nearby Wroxeter. Ordericus Vitalis, author of Historia Ecclesiastica, 1141, was baptised here.

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    Badger
    Beghesovre: Osbern FitzRichard from Earl Roger.
    Surrounded by trees; Georgian Hall, recently demolished.

    Barlow
    Berlie: Picot from Earl Roger.
    Isolated farmhouse.

    Baschurch
    Bascherche: Earl Roger; Church of St. Peter. Church, 3 fisheries.
    On the River Perry; late 12th century church; Iron Age earthworks.

    Baveney
    Barbingi: Ralph de Mortimer from Earl Roger.
    Scattered community on the edge of Wyre Forest; site of a Roman fort.

    Bayston
    Begestan: William Pantulf from Earl Roger; Edric from Bishop of Hereford.
    Baystonhill, a dormitory village outside of Shrewsbury; village green; ancient earthworks.

    Bearstone
    Bardestune: Turold from Earl Roger. Mill.
    Moated site; Bearstone Mill nearby.

    Beckbury
    Becheberie: Roger Venator from Earl Roger.
    Elizabethan Hall.

    Bedstone
    Betietetune: Picot from Earl Roger.
    Quiet; Castle Ditches on Bedstone Hill; manor farm.

    Belswardine
    Belleurdine: Helgot from Earl Roger.
    Hall, 1542.

    Benthall
    Benehale: Alward son of Elmund from Earl Roger.
    Part of Greater Telford.

    Berrington
    Beritune: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger; Church of St. Peter. Church.
    Norman church; manor house, 1658.

    Berwick (in Atcham)
    Berewic: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.
    Attingham Park nearby was owned by Lord Berwick in the 19th century.

    Berwick (in Shrewsbury)
    Berewic: Earl Roger.
    Also known as Great Berwick; Georgian Berwick House.

    Besford
    Betford: Gerard from Earl Roger.

    Beslow
    Beteslauue: William Pantulf from Earl Roger.
    Isolated farmhouse.

    Betton (in Berrington)
    Betune: Bishop of Chester before and after 1066.
    Betton Strange and Betton Alkmere, 2 large houses.

    Betton (in Norton in Hales)
    Baitune: Gerard from Earl Roger. Mill.
    On the River Tern; Betton Hall.

    Bicton
    Bichetone: Wiger from the Church of St. Chad.
    Quiet; manor house.

    Bishton
    Bispetone: Norman from Earl Roger.
    Bishton Manor House.

    Bitterley
    Buterlie: Roger de Lacy from Earl Roger. Church.
    Pretty; church with a Norman font.

    Boreton
    Burtune: Church of St. Peter before and after 1066.
    Quiet.

    Bouldon
    Bolledone: Helgot from Earl Roger.
    Quiet.

    Bourton
    Burtune: Church of St. Peter before and after 1066.
    Manor house by Norman Shaw, 1870s.

    Bratton
    Brochetone: William Pantulf from Earl Roger.

    Brockton (in Longford)
    Brochetone: Richard from Earl Roger.
    Adjoining Lilleshall.

    Brockton (in Sheriff Hales)
    Brotone:
    Lost.

    Brockton (in Stanton Long)
    Broctune: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.
    At crossroads; Norman castle mound

    Brockton (in Sutton Maddock)
    Broctone: Osbern FitzRichard from Earl Roger.
    Overlooking industrial Telford.

    Brogyntyn
    Burtone: Madoc from Earl Roger.
    Norman castle mound in the grounds of an early Georgian house.

    Bromfield
    Brunfelde: Church of St. Mary before and after 1066; Robert son of Wimarch, the pre-Conquest holder, from Earl Roger.
    Church.

    Brompton (in Berrington)
    Brantune: Robert FitzCorbet and Picot from Earl Roger.
    Quiet; on the Severn.

    Broom
    Bruma: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger and Alfred from him.
    Broom Farm near Hordley.

    Broome
    Brame: Earl Roger and Rainald the Sheriff from him.

    Broseley
    Bosle: Helgot from Earl Roger.
    Decayed manufacturing town best known for its clay pipes. Matthew Boulton and James Watt erected the first steam engine here in 1766.

    Broughton
    Burtone / tune: Church of St. Mary; Church of St. Chad.
    Scattered community; ruins of an old church in a field.

    Bucknell (near Clun)
    Buchehalle: Ralph de Mortimer and Helgot from him.
    Norman motte; ancient earthworks in woods.

    Buildwas
    Beldewas: Bishop of Chester before and after 1066. Mill.
    In 1135 Roger de Clinton, Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry, founded an abbey here; remains date from 1147.

    Burford
    Bureford: Osbern FitzRichard, the pre-Conquest holder, from Earl Roger. 2 mills, church.
    On the Teme; church with some Norman work.

    Burwarton
    Burertone: Ralph de Mortimer from Earl Roger.
    Hall.

    Buttery
    Buterel: William Pantulf from Earl Roger.
    Buttery Farm.

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    Calverhall
    Cavrahalle: Nigel from Earl Roger.
    Also called Cloverley and Corra; medieval moated sites nearby.

    Cantlop
    Cantelop: Norman from Earl Roger. Mill.
    Quiet; on Cound Brook.

    Cardestone
    Cartistune: Roger FitzCorbet from Earl Roger.

    Cardington
    Cardintune: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.
    Pretty; on a hillside.

    Catsley
    Cateschesleie: Ralph de Mortimer from Earl Roger.
    Catsley Farm.

    Cause
    Alretone: Earl Roger and Roger FitzCorbet from him.
    Earthworks of castle founded by Roger FitzCorbet. A Royalist garrison during the Civil War, it was besieged for 12 days by Parliamentary forces and then destroyed.

    Caynham
    Caiham: Ralph de Mortimer from Earl Roger. Hill.
    On Ledwyche Brook; Caynham Camp, an Iron Age hill-fort.

    Charlcotte
    Cerlecote: Helgot from Earl Roger.
    Quiet; small manor house.

    Charlton
    Cerletone / itone:
    Lost.

    Chelmarsh
    Celmeres: Ralph de Mortimer from Earl Roger.
    Scattered; 13th century hall. Hugh de Mortimer built the chancel of the present church in c.1345.

    Chelmick
    Elmundewic: Hugh son of Turgis from Earl Roger.
    Isolated.

    Cheney Longville
    Languefelle: Siward, the pre-Conquest holder, from Earl Roger.
    Farming; moated manor house.

    Cherrington
    Cerlintone: Gerard from Earl Roger.
    Scattered. The half-timbered moated manor house, dated 1635, is supposed to be the original 'House that Jack built'.

    Chesthill
    Cesdille / Cestulle:
    Lost.

    Cheswardine
    Ciseworde: Robert de Stratford and Gilbert from him.
    Moated site.

    Chetton
    Catinton: Earl Roger. New mill.
    Beautifully situated; mill downstream.

    Chetwynd
    Catewinde: Turold from Earl Roger. Mill, 2 fisheries (64 sticks of eels).
    Chetwynd mansion and park, haunted by the ghost of Mrs Pigott (one of the family), who was killed in childbirth.

    Child's Ercall
    Arcalun: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.
    Built up.

    Chipnall
    Ceppecanole: Robert de Stratford and Gilbert from him.
    Large; includes Cheswardine Hall.

    Chirbury
    Cireberie: Earl Roger. 2 churches.
    Compact; castle mound; nave and aisle of an Augustinian priory.

    Choulton
    Cautune: Robert FitzCorbet from Earl Roger.
    On a hillside, overlooking the River Onny.

    Church Preen
    Prene: Helgot from Earl Roger.
    Quiet; Preen Manor, built by Norman Shaw 1870-71 as an extension of an existing building.

    Church Pulverbatch
    Polrebec: Roger Venator from Earl Roger.
    Motte of a Norman castle at Castle Pulverbatch nearby.

    Claverley
    Claverlege: Earl Roger. Mill.
    Large; sprawling. The original fabric of a church built by Earl Roger is still visible.

    Clee St. Margaret
    Cleie: Helgot from Earl Roger. Mill.
    On a hill; Clee Brook.

    Cleestanton
    Clee: Church of St. Milburga.

    Cleobury Mortimer
    Claiberie / Cleberie: Ralph de Mortimer, formerly Queen Edith. Mill (2 horseloads of corn).
    Town with a fortress destroyed by Henry II c.1154 and rebuilt by the Mortimers; part of the castle remains.

    Cleobury North
    Claiberie / Cleberie: Roger de Lacy and Ulward from him. Mill.
    Mill Farm.

    Clunbury
    Cluneberie: Picot from Earl Roger.
    Quiet; on the River Clun.

    Clungunford
    Clone: Rainald the Sheriff and Picot from Earl Roger, formerly Gunward. 2 mills.
    On the River Clun. The latter part of its name is a corruption of Gunward.

    Clunton
    Clutune: Picot from Earl Roger.

    Cold Hatton
    Hatune: Gerard from Earl Roger.
    2 clusters of houses, Cold Hatton and Cold Hatton Heath.

    Colemere
    Colesmere: Norman from Earl Roger.
    The mere from which it takes its name is part of a country park; rich agricultural land.

    Condover
    Conendovre: Earl Roger and Roger Venator, Osbern and Elward from him.
    Large; late Norman church. The hall is the best Elizabethan house in Shropshire.

    Coreley
    Cornelie: Ralph de Mortimer.
    Name of a large parish with many hill farms.

    Corfham
    Corfan: Earl Roger, formerly King Edward, with Church of St. Peter holding the church.
    Castle remains.

    Corfton
    Cortune: Roger de Lacy from Earl Roger.
    Enclosed hunting wood. Remains of a medieval chapel; Elsich, a stone Elizabethan house.

    Cosford
    Costeford: Ralph de Mortimer from Earl Roger.
    Airfield; museum; waterworks; wooded setting.

    Coston
    Cozetune: Picot from Earl Roger.
    Coston Manor House.

    Cothercott
    Cotardictoe: Avenel from Earl Roger.
    Hillside.

    Coton (in Wem)
    Cote: William Pantulf from Earl Roger.
    Scattered community; hall in parkland.

    Coton upon Tern
    Ludecote: Ralph the Cook and Thochi from Earl Roger.
    Coton Farm.

    Cound
    Cuneet: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger. 2 mills.
    On Cound Brook; hall, 1704, built for Edward Cressett (later Bishop of Llandaff).

    Cressage
    Cristesache: Ranulf Peverel from Earl Roger. Fishery.
    Large; Severnside. St. Augustine of Canterbury is said to have found the district already Christian in c.600.

    Cross Hill(s)
    Corselle: William Pantulf from Earl Roger.

    Crudgington
    Crugetone: Robert Pincerna from Earl Roger. 4 fisheries.
    On crossroads; by confluence of the Rivers Strine and Tern.

    Culmington
    Comintone: Earl Roger.
    Quiet; Culmington Manor School nearby.

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    Dawley
    Dalelie: William Pantulf from Earl Roger.
    Part of Telford; originally a small medieval town.

    Detton
    Dodintone: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.
    Detton Hall.

    Deuxhill
    Dehocsele: Church of St. Milburga before and after 1066.

    Dinthill
    Duntune: Church of St. Almund before and after 1066.
    Early Georgian Dinthill Hall.

    Ditton Priors
    Doden / Dodintone: Earl Roger and Roger de Lacy from him.
    Stone-quarrying.

    Doddington
    Dodetune: Roger de Curcelle from Earl Roger.
    Part of southern Whitchurch.

    Donington
    Donitone: Earl Roger. Mill (5 horseloads of corn).
    Adjoining Albrighton; St. Cuthbert's Well, whose water is said to cure eye complaints; ancient pool nearby.

    Dorrington
    Derintune: William Malbedeng from Earl Roger.
    Birthplace of John Boydell (1719-1804), publisher and Lord Mayor of London.

    Dudston
    Dudestune: Earl Roger.
    Farmhouse; traces of a castle mound and ponds.

    The Domesday Book, 1086

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