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    Madeley
    Madelie: Church of St. Milburga before and after 1066.
    Town with a grange built by the priors of Much Wenlock, probably in the 13th century. It was a thriving iron-manufacturing centre in the 19th century, and home of the industrialist Abraham Darby from 1709 until his death in 1717.

    Maesbrook
    Meresbroc: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.
    Area with many Welsh place names.

    Maesbury
    Meresberie: Earl Roger and Rainald the Sheriff from him. Oswestry castle (built by Rainald), church.
    Scattered communities.

    Market Drayton
    Draitune: William Pantulf from Earl Roger.
    Town with fine 18th century buildings; well known for the manufacture of horse-hair for chairs in the 19th century.

    Marchamley
    Marcemeslei: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.
    Overlooking wooded Hawkstone Park.

    Marrington
    Meritune: Robert FitzCorbet.
    Isolated; on the River Camlad; Marrington Hall.

    Marton
    Mertune: Edward from the Church of St. Chad, who held it before and after 1066.
    Close to the Welsh border. Thomas Bray, who was instrumental in founding the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, was born at Marton Crest, 1656.

    Mawley
    Melela: Ralph de Mortimer.
    Mawley Hall c.1730, set in parkland; Mawleytown Farm.

    Meadowley
    Madolea: Helgot from Earl Roger.

    Melverley
    Melevrlei: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.
    On the River Vyrnwy at the Welsh border.

    Meole Brace
    Melam / Mela: Ralph de Mortimer and Church of St. Mary from him. Mill.
    Suburb of Shrewsbury.

    Merrington
    Gellidone: Picot from Earl Roger.
    Medieval shape; large green; ponds.

    Middlehope
    Mildehope: Roger de Lacy from Earl Roger.
    On Wenlock Edge; remains of a large motte and bailey castle.

    Middleton (in Bitterley)
    Middeltone: William Pantulf from Earl Roger. Mill.
    Norman church.

    Middleton (in Chirbury)
    Mildetune: Robert FitzCorbet and Ertein, the pre-Conquest holder, from Earl Roger.
    Isolated on a hilltop; many prehistoric standing stones.

    Middleton
    Scriven Middeltone: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.

    Millichope
    Melicope: Helgot from Earl Roger.
    Upper Millichope Farm, a 14th century stone-built tower house, was probably the manor house.

    Milson
    Mulstone: Osbern FitzRichard.
    Orchards; Norman church; manor farm.

    Minsterley
    Menistrelie: Earl Roger and Roger FitzCorbet from him.
    Busy.

    Minton
    Munetune: Picot from Earl Roger. Enclosed hunting wood.
    The arrangement of cottages and gardens around a green suggests a Saxon settlement; Saxon castle mound.

    Montford
    Maneford: Roger from Earl Roger. ½ fishery.
    Quiet; Severnside.

    Moreton Corbet
    Mortone: Turold from Earl Roger.
    Ruins of an Elizabethan house, incorporating parts of an earlier castle.

    Moreton Say
    Mortune: Roger de Lacy from Earl Roger.
    Clive of India (1725-74) was born at nearby Styche Hall.

    Morton (in Oswestry)
    Mortune: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.
    Straggling.

    Morville
    Membrefelde: Earl Roger with Church of St. Peter, Shrewsbury holding the church and Richard the Butler and the earl's chaplains from Earl Roger. Mill.
    Elizabethan Morville Hall; church with many Norman features including a font and door ironwork.

    Moston
    Mostune: Roger Venator from Earl Roger.

    Myddle
    Mulleht: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.
    Circular stair turret of castle. Richard Gough's History of Myddle is a graphic chronicle of the village in the 17th century.

    Myndtown
    Munete: Picot from Earl Roger.
    Under the Long Mynd cliffs; many tumuli.

    Mytton
    Mutone: Church of St. Mary and Picot from the church.
    On the Severn.

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    Neen Savage
    Neen: Ralph de Mortimer and Ingelrann from him. Mill.
    Papermaking was once a flourishing local industry.

    Neen Sol(l)ars
    Nene: Osbern FitzRichard and Siward, the pre-Conquest holder, from him. Mill.
    Between the Mill Brook and River Rea; weir.

    Neenton
    Newentone: Ralph de Mortimer from Earl Roger.
    On the River Rea.

    Netley
    Netelie: Earl Roger.
    Netley Hall in parkland; Netley Old Hall, a country house; Higher, Side and Lower Netley Farms; earthwork.

    Norton (in Aston Botterell)
    Nortone: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.
    Farmhouse.

    Norton (in Condover)
    Nortune: William Pantulf from Earl Roger.
    Norton Farm.

    Norton in Hales
    Nortune: Helgot from Earl Roger.
    Large; on the Staffordshire border.

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    Oaks
    Hach: Robert FitzCorbet from Earl Roger.

    Obley
    Obelie: Picot from Earl Roger.
    Isolated; sheep-farming country.

    Oldbury
    Aldeberie: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger. Mill.
    Growing; Daniel's Mill; castle mound.

    Onibury
    Aneberie: Bishop of Hereford before and after 1066 and Roger de Lacy from him.
    Norman church.

    Onneley
    Anelege: William Malbedeng from Earl Roger.

    Onslow
    Andreslaue:
    Lost.

    Onslow (near Ford)
    Andrelau: Church of St. Chad before and after 1066.
    Hall, 1820.

    Osbaston
    Sbernestune: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.

    Oswestry
    Luure: Earl Roger and Rainald the Sheriff from him. Church, castle.
    Town with the mound of the castle built by Rainald, and Old Oswestry, a huge Iron Age hill-fort. Canon Spooner was educated at the Grammar School about 450 years after its foundation in 1407.

    Overs
    Ovre: Siward, the pre-Conquest holder, from Earl Roger.

    Overton
    Ovretone: Ralph de Mortimer from Earl Roger.
    Quiet.

    Oxenbold
    Oxibola: Helgot from Earl Roger.
    Great and Little Oxenbold, farmhouses.

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    Patton
    Patintune: Roger de Lacy from Earl Roger.

    Peplow
    Papelau: Ralph de Mortimer from Earl Roger.
    Georgian Peplow Hall, home of the eccentric millionaire philanthropist Francis Stanier (d.1900).

    Petton
    Pectone: Robert Pincerna from Earl Roger.
    Medieval castle mound; moat nearby.

    Pickthorn
    Pichetorne:
    Lost.

    Pitchford
    Piceforde: Turold from Earl Roger.
    16th century hall, possibly Britain's finest black and white house, is on the site of an earlier manor house.

    Plaish
    Plesham: Roger de Lacy from Earl Roger.
    Pla(i)sh Hall, built c.1540.

    Polmere
    Pole: Alward son of Elmund from Earl Roger.

    Pontesbury
    Pantesberie: Roger FitzCorbet from Earl Roger. Mill (corn-rent).
    Small town since the 16th century; prehistoric hill-forts on Pontesbury Hill; castle mounds.

    Poynton
    Peventone: Ulviet, the pre-Conquest holder, from Earl Roger.
    The wall of a medieval chapel is incorporated into a farm outbuilding.

    Prees
    Pres: Bishop of Chester before and after 1066 and Anschitil and Fulcher from him.
    Large; spread out; manor house.

    Preston Brockhurst
    Preston(e): Turold; Gerard from Earl Roger.
    Green.

    Preston Gubbals
    Prestone: Church of St. Almund before and after 1066 and Godebold from the church.
    Named after Godebold the priest, one of Earl Roger's men.

    Preston Montford
    Prestone / tune: Church of St. Almund before and after 1066; Roger FitzCorbet from Earl Roger.
    Severnside; early 18th century hall.

    Preston upon the Weald Moors
    Prestune: Ralph de Mortimer from Earl Roger.
    Flat country.

    Priest Weston
    Westune: Robert FitzCorbet from Earl Roger.
    In moorland; on the Welsh border; many cairns and standing stones.

    Pulestone
    Plivesdon: Turold from Earl Roger.
    Chetwynd Park.

    Pulley
    Polelie: Teodulf from Earl Roger; Ralph de Mortimer.
    Near Bayston Hill.

    Purslow
    Posselau: Picot from Earl Roger.
    On a crossroads; hall.

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    Quatford
    Quatford: Earl Roger.
    Large; Norman church, founded by Earl Roger at the request of his 2nd wife, the Countess Adeliza; castle mound nearby. The Danish ford farm from which the village takes its name still survives.

    Quatt
    Quatone: Outi, the pre-Conquest holder, from Earl Roger. Mill.
    Early 18th century Dower House.

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    Ratlinghope
    Roetelingehope: Robert FitzCorbet from Earl Roger.
    Isolated; in wild country; hill-forts; manor house.

    Rhiston
    Ristune: Elward from Earl Roger.
    Near Offa's Dyke.

    Rodington
    Rodintone: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger. Church, mill.
    On the River Roden; church, 1851.

    Romsley
    Rameslege: Walter from Earl Roger.
    On the Staffordshire/Worcestershire border.

    Rorrington
    Roritune: Roger and Robert, sons of Corbet, from Earl Roger.
    Hillside; castle mound.

    Rossall
    Rosela: Church of St. Chad.
    Rossal Grange, 1677, overlooking the Severn.

    Rowton (in Alberbury)
    Rutune: Alward son of Elmund from Earl Roger.
    Gothicised Queen Anne mansion (1809-12) on the site of a medieval castle.

    Rowton (in Ercall Magna)
    Routone: Eddiet from Earl Roger.
    Birthplace of Dr. Richard Baxter (1615-91), the eminent divine.

    Rudge
    Rigge: Ralph from Earl Roger.
    Rudge Hall; on the Staffordshire border.

    Rushbury
    Riseberie: Roger de Lacy from Earl Roger. Mill, falcon's eyrie.
    Attractive; Norman church with material from a nearby Roman station; timber-framed manor house.

    Ruthall
    Rohalle: Gerard from Earl Roger.
    Secluded.

    Ruyton-of-the-Eleven-Towns
    Ruitone: Odo from Earl Roger. 5 fisheries.
    Castle ruins.

    Ryton
    Ruitone: Osbern FitzRichard from Earl Roger. Mill.
    Pretty.

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    Sambrook
    Semebre: Turold from Earl Roger. Mill.
    Quiet; mill.

    Sandford
    Sandord: Gerard. Enclosed hunting wood.
    Compact; early 18th century hall; ponds; castle mound.

    Shavington
    Savintune: Nigel from Earl Roger.
    Hall, 1685, in vast grounds on the Cheshire border; moated site.

    Shawbury
    Sawesberie: Gerard from Earl Roger.
    Church, mill. Large; adjoining airfield; late Norman church nearby.

    Sheet
    Setham: Ralph de Mortimer and Ingelrann from him.

    Sheinton
    Sc(h)entune: Ralph de Mortimer from Earl Roger. Mill.
    In the Severn valley.

    Shelton
    Saltone: Bishop of Chester and Church of St. Chad from him.
    On the outskirts of Shrewsbury.

    Sheriff Hales
    Halam / Halas: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger. Mill.
    Pond near the site of the medieval manor house.

    Shifnall
    Iteshale: Robert FitzTetbald from Earl Roger.
    Small town, once a Georgian coaching town.

    Shipley
    Sciplei: Ralph from Earl Roger.

    Shipton
    Scipetune: Church of St. Milburga before and after 1066.
    Tiny; hall, 1587.

    Shrawardine
    Saleurdine: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.
    Masonry from a medieval keep dismantled by the Roundheads in 1645.

    Shrewsbury
    Ciropesberie: Earl Roger.
    County town, an important military centre until the Civil War and a leading trading centre for wool and cloth. The medieval street plan remains; many timber-framed buildings.

    Sibdon Carwood
    Sibetune: Picot from Earl Roger.
    Isolated; 17th century castle.

    Sidbury
    Sudberie: Ralph de Mortimer from Earl Roger.

    Siefton
    Sireton: Earl Roger.
    Orchards; ponds.

    Sleapa
    Eslepe: William Pantulf from Earl Roger.
    Farmhouse on the edge of an airfield.

    Smethcott
    Smerecote: Edmund, the pre-Conquest holder, from Earl Roger.
    Castle mound.

    Soulton
    Suletune: Church of St. Michael.
    Soulton Hall, 1668.

    Spoonley
    Sponelege: Nigel from Earl Roger.

    Stanton Lacy
    Stantone: Roger de Lacy and Richard, Azelin, Roger and Auti from him; Church of St. Peter. Church, 3 mills.
    Mainly Saxon church.

    Stanton
    Stantune: Roger de Lacy from Earl Roger and Herbert from him; Helgot from Earl Roger. Castle, church.
    Now 2 villages: Holdgate which has a castle mound, the remains of a castle built by Helgot; and Stanton Long, which has developed since the 13th century.

    Stanton upon Hine Heath
    Stantune: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger and Richard from him. Church, mill. Smith.
    Early Norman church; 2 mills; Forge coppice across the River Roden.

    Stanwardine in the Fields
    Staurdine: Robert Pincerna from Earl Roger.

    Stanway
    Staneweie: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.
    Late Victorian Stanway Manor House.

    Stapleton
    Hundeslit: Roger FitzCorbet and Alward from Earl Roger.
    Norman castle mound; Tudor house on a medieval stone plinth.

    Steel
    Stile: Roger de Curcelle from Earl Roger.
    Steel Heath.

    Stepple
    Steple: Ralph de Mortimer and Goisfrid from him.
    Stepple Hall.

    Steventon
    Scevintone: Helgot from Earl Roger.
    Jacobean manor house.

    Stockton
    Stochetone: Gerard from Earl Roger.

    Stoke St. Milborough
    Godestoch: Church of St. Milburga from Earl Roger.
    Church; ancient well; named after the Saxon saint, Milburga.

    Stokesay
    Stoches: Roger de Lacy. Mill.
    Fortified manor house built by Laurence de Ludlow, a wealthy clothier, in 1290. Undamaged by the Civil War, it is one of the finest examples of its kind in Britain.

    Stoke upon Tern
    Stoche(s): Roger de Lacy from Earl Roger. Church, mill.
    Victorian church; manor house with earthworks and ponds.

    Stottesdon
    Stodesdone: Earl Roger. Mill.
    Quiet; church with a Saxon doorway and early Norman tower and font.

    Strefford
    Straford: Rainald the Sheriff from Earl Roger.
    Strefford Hall.

    Stretton
    Stratun(e): Earl Roger. Church, mill, 5 enclosed hunting woods.
    Now All Stretton, a village, Little Stretton, a hamlet, and Church Stretton.

    Sutton (near Shrewsbury)
    Sudtone: Church of St. Milburga before and after 1066.
    Outer suburb of Shrewsbury, spring dispensing metallic-tasting water.

    Sutton Maddock
    Sudtone: Gerard from Earl Roger.
    Quiet; Severnside.

    Sutton upon Tern
    Sudtone: Roger de Curcelle from Earl Roger. Mill.

    The Domesday Book, 1086

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