Halford, Shropshire

Halford is a hamlet in south Shropshire, England. It lies just east of the small town of Craven Arms, on the other side of the River Onny.

Halford
The church at Halford - geograph.org.uk - 1073076.jpg
The church at Halford
Halford is located in Shropshire
Halford
Halford
Location within Shropshire
OS grid referenceSO435833
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCRAVEN ARMS
Postcode districtSY7
Dialling code01588
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FireShropshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Shropshire
52°26′42″N 2°49′48″W / 52.445°N 2.830°W / 52.445; -2.830Coordinates: 52°26′42″N 2°49′48″W / 52.445°N 2.830°W / 52.445; -2.830

It was once the centre of a separate civil parish, but is now part of the civil parish of Craven Arms, which was formed by merging the parish of Halford with that of Stokesay. These two older entities continued as parish wards, however a review of the governance of Craven Arms in 2012 concluded that these two wards will be abolished from May 2013.[1]

Until the 19th century, Halford was a detached part of the parish of Bromfield. The detached part ran up Long Lane, on the other side of the River Onny. Being part of Bromfield brought it into the hundred of Culvestan and from c. 1100 that of Munslow (Lower Division). Bromfield Priory held land at Halford, explaining the connection.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Shropshire Council Archived 2012-01-19 at the Wayback Machine Governance Review - Craven Arms
  2. ^ British history online Bromfield Priory

External linksEdit

  Media related to Halford, Shropshire at Wikimedia Commons