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    Eardington
    Ardintone: Earl Roger. Mill.
    Daniel's mill nearby. From 1281 a descendant of Earl Roger yielded annually to the king a pair of knives as part of his tenancy agreement. Today a billhook and hatchet are paid each year to the Crown by the tenants of Moor Ridding Farm on what was the earl's land.

    Earls Ditton
    Dodentone: Ralph de Mortimer.
    Isolated.

    Easthope
    Stope: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.
    On Wenlock Edge; Elizabethan manor house.

    Eaton Constantine
    Etune: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger. Fishery in Severn.
    Baxter's Cottage, where Richard Baxter, a puritan preacher, spent his boyhood in the early 17th century.

    Eaton Mascott
    Etune: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger. Mill.
    Tiny. Named after the Marscotts; the first tenant of this name was recorded in 1166.

    Edenhope
    Etenehop: Earl Roger.
    Now Lower Edenhope; Edenhope Hill.

    Edg(e)bold
    Edbaldinesham: Ralph de Mortimer, formerly Queen Edith.
    Now 2 hamlets, Lower and Upper Edgebold.

    Edgeley
    Edeslai: Roger de Curcelle.

    Edgmond
    Edmendune: Earl Roger. Mill, fishery.
    Large; 14th century Old Rectory.

    Edgton
    Egedune: Picot from Earl Roger.
    Superb scenery.

    Edstastone
    Stanestune: William Pantulf from Earl Roger.

    Ellerdine
    Elleurdine: Gerard from Earl Roger.

    Ellesmere
    Ellesmeles: Earl Roger and Mundret and Rainald from him. Mill.
    Town with Georgian houses. The site of the castle is now a bowling green.

    Emstrey
    Eiminstre: Church of St. Peter.

    English Frankton
    Franchetone: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.

    Eudon Burnell
    Eldone: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.

    Eudon George
    Eldone: Ralph de Mortimer from Earl Roger.
    Facing Eudon Burnell across the Borle Brook; timbered houses.

    Eyton (in Alberbury)
    Etune: Roger FitzCorbet and Elric from Earl Roger.
    Farming.

    Eyton (in Baschurch)
    Hestone: Robert Pincerna from Earl Roger.

    Eyton-on-Severn
    Aitone: Church of St. Peter. 2 fisheries.
    Birthplace of the philosopher Edward Herbert, 1st Lord Cherbury (1583-1648).

    Eyton-upon-the-Weald-Moors
    Etone: William Pantulf from Earl Roger.
    On the edge of well-watered low land; Eyton Hall.

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    Faintree
    Faventrei: Walchelin from Earl Roger.
    Now Lower Faintree; hall.

    Farley
    Fernelege: Roger FitzCorbet from Earl Roger.
    Low-lying; remains of a moat at Lower Newton farm.

    Farlow
    Ferlau: King's land; Widard from Earl Roger.
    Assessed with Leominster, Herefordshire. Quiet; hillside.

    Felton Butler
    Feltone: Helgot from Earl Roger.

    Fenemere
    Finemer: Earl Roger.
    Small lake.

    Fitz
    Witesot: Picot from Earl Roger.
    Severnside.

    Ford
    Forde: Earl Roger. Mill, fishery.
    Large.

    Forton
    Fordune: Roger de Lacy from Earl Roger.
    Also Forton Heath.

    Frodesley
    Frodeslege: Siward, the pre-Conquest holder, from Earl Roger. 3 enclosed hunting woods.
    Quiet. Parts of the Georgian stone boundary walls that enclosed the park remain.

    Fulwardine
    Fuloordie:
    Lost.

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    Glazeley
    Gleslei: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger. Mill.

    Golding
    Goldene: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.

    Gravenhunger
    Gravehungre: William Malbedeng from Earl Roger. Enclosed hunting wood.
    Quiet.

    Greater Poston
    Possetorna: Church of St. Michael from Earl Roger.
    Farm.

    Great Hanwood
    Hanewde: Roger FitzCorbet from Earl Roger.
    Moated sites nearby.

    Great Wytheford
    Wicford: Rainald the Sheriff and William Pantulf from Earl Roger, and Alcher from Rainbald. Mill.
    On the River Roden; remains of a fortified manor house.

    Gretton
    Grotintune: Rainald the Sheriff and Robert from Earl Roger.

    Grinshill
    Grivelesul: Walchelin from Earl Roger.
    Pretty; source of the 'white' stone used by the Romans to build Viriconium; Stone Grange, built or bought by Shrewsbury School as a refuge from the plague c.1617.

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    Hadley
    Hatlege: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger. Mill.
    Industrial area.

    Hadnall
    Hadehelle: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.
    Remains of a moat.

    Halston
    Halstune / Haustune: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.
    Late 17th century Halston Hall; rare timber-framed hall.

    Harcourt (in Stanton upon Hine Heath)
    Harpecote: William Pantulf from Earl Roger.

    Harcourt (in Stottesdon)
    Havretescote: Alcher from Earl Roger.
    Upper Harcourt, a farmhouse.

    Harley
    Harlege: Helgot from Earl Roger. Mill.
    There is a private house on the site of the watermill.

    Hatton (in Shifnal)
    Etone: Gerard from Earl Roger.
    Hatton Grange, 1748, in parkland.

    Haughton
    Haustone: Roger Venator from Earl Roger.
    Quiet; well watered; ancient earthworks at Ebury Hill.

    Hawk(e)sley
    Avochelie:
    Lost.

    Henley (in Bitterley)
    Hanelau: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger. Mill.
    Henleyhill, a farmhouse.

    Higford
    Huchefor: Roger de Lacy from Earl Roger. Mill.
    Pretty; on the River Worfe.

    High Hatton
    Hetune: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.
    High Hatton Hall.

    High Ercall
    Archelou: Earl Roger. 2 mills, fishery (1502 large eels). By custom whenever the countess visited the manor 18 ounces of pence were brought to her.
    Remains of moat. The hall was the last Shropshire garrison, except Ludlow, to hold out for the Royalists during the Civil Wars.

    Highley
    Hugelei: Ralph de Mortimer from Earl Roger.
    Coal mining; in the Severn valley.

    Hinstock
    Stoche: William Pantulf from Earl Roger.

    Hockleton
    Elchitun: Earl Roger.
    Tiny; site of a motte and bailey castle.

    Hodnet
    Odenet: Earl Roger with the Church of St. Peter holding the church.
    Pretty; church with a Norman door; mound of a medieval castle nearby.

    Hope Bendrid
    Edretehope:
    Lost.

    Hope Bowdler
    Fordritishope: Helgot from Earl Roger.
    Stone built; hall.

    Hopesay
    Hope: Picot from Earl Roger. 2 enclosed hunting woods.
    In cleft; hill-forts on Wart Hill and The Burrow.

    Hopton (in Hodnet)
    Hotune: Roger de Lacy from Earl Roger.
    Hopton Farm.

    Hopton Castle
    Opetune: Picot from Earl Roger.
    Ruined keep of a Norman castle; remains of a earlier fort nearby.

    Hopton Wafers
    Hoptone: Roger de Lacy.
    Late Georgian manor house.

    Hordley
    Hordelei: Odo from Earl Roger.
    Former seat of Kynaston family; Tudor brick barns.

    Horton (in Hadley)
    Hortune: William Pantulf from Earl Roger. Enclosed hunting wood.

    Horton (in Wem)
    Hortune: William Pantulf from Earl Roger.
    Horton Hall.

    Howle
    Hugle: Turold from Earl Roger. Mill.
    Wooded; on the River Meese; New Caynton mill; manor house.

    Huntingdon
    Hantenetune: Ralph de Mortimer from Earl Roger. Mill (400 eels).
    Scatter of buildings in an orchard.

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    Ightfield
    Istefelt: Gerard from Earl Roger.
    In landscape pock-marked with ponds. Tudor moated Ightfield Hall was the home of Arthur Cainwaring, an early 18th century poet.

    Ingardine
    Ingurdine:
    Lost.

    Isle Farm
    Aitone: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger. Mill.
    17th century Isle House; remains of medieval fishponds. The loop of the River Severn nearly forms an island.

    Isombridge
    Asnebruge: Ralph de Mortimer from Earl Roger. Mill.

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    Kemberton
    Chenbritone: Robert FitzTetbald from Earl Roger.
    Large.

    Kempton
    Chenpitune: Picot from Earl Roger. 3 enclosed hunting woods.
    Farming; on the River Kemp; facing Walcot Park.

    Kenley
    Chenelie: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.
    Straggling.

    Kingsnordley
    Nordlege: Earl Roger. Mill.
    Farmhouse with ponds; on the Staffordshire border.

    Kinlet
    Chinlete: Ralph de Mortimer and Richard from him.
    Norman church in the grounds of 18th century Kinlet Hall.

    Kinnerley
    Chernardelei: Ernucion from Earl Roger.
    Belan Bank, the remains of a Norman motte and bailey castle built to preserve the border with Wales, nearby.

    Kinnersley
    Chinardeseie: Gerard from Earl Roger.
    On the Weald Moors; large hill-fort at Wall.

    Kynaston
    Chimerestun: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.

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    Lack
    Lach:
    Lost.

    Lacon
    Lach: Ranulf Peverel from Earl Roger.
    Now 2 hamlets, Lower and Upper Lacon, in moorland.

    Langley
    Languelege: Toret from Earl Roger.
    The seat of the Lee family; Sir Richard Lee was a Royalist commander. Only a timber-framed gate-house remains of their home.

    Lawley
    Lauelei / lie: William Pantulf; Turold from Earl Roger.
    Industrial; on the edge of Telford.

    Leaton
    Letone: Anschitil from Earl Roger.
    Severnside; in a wooded setting.

    Ledwyche
    Ledewic: William Pantulf from Earl Roger.
    Now Upper Ledwyche; on the Ledwyche Brook.

    Lee (in Leebotwood)
    Lege:
    Lost.

    Le(e)botwood
    Botewde: Auti, the pre-Conquest holder, from Earl Roger.
    Castle Hill earthworks nearby. The name means 'clearing in the Forest of Botwood'.

    Lee Brockhurst
    Lege: Norman from Earl Roger. Mill.
    In hunting country.

    Leegomery
    Lega: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.
    Industrial; Leegomery House.

    Leighton
    Lestone: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger. Mill.
    Hall of the Leighton and Kynnersley families, who dominated the area from the 13th to the 19th century; Kynnersley Arms Inn, formerly a mill.

    Lesser Poston
    Possetorne: Helgot from Earl Roger.
    Isolated farm.

    Lilleshall
    Linleshelle: Church of St. Almund and Godebold the priest from the church. Mill.
    Large; abbey church.

    Little Drayton
    Draitune: Turold from Earl Roger.
    Suburb of Market Drayton.

    Little Dawley
    Dalelie: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.
    Area near Great Dawley.

    Little Ness
    Nesse: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger. Mill (600 eels).
    Pretty; castle motte; watermill near Adcote House.

    Little Sutton
    Sudtone: William Pantulf from Earl Roger.
    Farming.

    Little Wenlock
    Wenloch: Church of St. Milburga before and after 1066. 2 enclosed hunting woods, eyrie of falcons.
    Compact; under the Wrekin; densely wooded.

    Little Wytheford
    Wideford: Roger de Lacy and Fulco from Earl Roger.

    Llanvair Waterdine
    Watredene: Ralph de Mortimer.
    Sheep-farming; on the River Teme, at the Welsh border.

    Longden
    Langedune: Robert FitzCorbet from Earl Roger.
    Straggling.

    Longdon-upon-Tern
    Languedune: Church of St. Almund.
    One street; hall, a fragment of an impressive Tudor mansion.

    Longford
    Langeford: Turold from Earl Roger. Mill.
    By the Strine Brook; Hall (1794-97) by the Italian architect Joseph Bonomi.

    Longner
    Languenare: bishop of Chester and Wigot from him.
    Hall by John Nash. Edward Burton, a Protestant zealot, who died from joy on learning that Elizabeth I had acceded to the throne, is buried in its garden.

    Longslow
    Walanceslau: Gerard from Earl Roger.

    Loppington
    Lopitone: Earl Roger.
    Queen Anne hall. The church was attacked and set alight in 1643 by Royalist forces determined to capture an enemy garrison within.

    Loton
    Luchetune: Roger FitzCorbet from Earl Roger. Enclosed hunting wood.
    Loton Park; deer park, developed from the hunting wood.

    The Low(e) (in Wem)
    Lai: Roger de Lacy from Earl Roger.
    Lowe Hill farm.

    Lowe (in Stottesdon)
    Lau: Ralph de Mortimer and Richard from him.
    Lowe Farm.

    Ludford
    Ludeford: Osbern FitzRichard. Mill.
    Connected to Ludlow by a 15th century bridge; mill.

    Lutwyche
    Loteis: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger and Richard from him.
    Lutwyche Hall, a late 16th century brick mansion, now a school.

    Lydbury North
    Lideberie: Bishop of Hereford before and after 1066. Church, mill supplying the manor house.
    Huddled; late Norman church; Walcot Hall, built after 1763 for Clive of India.

    Lydham
    Lidum: Earl Roger. Mill.
    Manor house nearby.

    Lydley Heys
    Litlega:
    Lost.

    The Domesday Book, 1086

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