Hopton, Monk (St. Peter)

HOPTON, MONK (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Bridgnorth, liberty of the borough of Wenlock, S. division of Salop, 7 miles (W.) from Bridgnorth: containing 189 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the road lately completed between Bridg-north and Ludlow. It consists of arable and pasture, the former of which predominates; the soil is a strong retentive red clay, and the chief produce wheat and barley. The surface is diversified with numerous undulations, hills, and dales, and is interesting and picturesque; yewtrees abound, and grow with unusual luxuriance. There are quarries of limestone. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £56; patron, Sir Francis Lawley, Bart.: the glebe is valued at about £25 per annum. The church has been entirely rebuilt, at the cost of Sir F. Lawley, who, by his benevolent and judicious efforts, has given to the whole parish a new and highly improved appearance.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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