Hope-Baggot (St. John the Baptist)
HOPE-BAGGOT (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of Ludlow, hundred of Stottesden, S. division of Salop, 6¼ miles (E. by S.) from Ludlow; near the road from that town to Cleobury-Mortimer; containing 75 inhabitants. It comprises about 400 acres: stone of good quality is quarried for building, and also for grindstones. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £3. 6. 8.; net income, £90, with a house; patron, the Duke of Cleveland. The church has a low pyramidal spire of wood.