Place:Longford, Shropshire, England

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NameLongford
TypeVillage
Located inShropshire, England
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Longford is a small village near the town of Market Drayton, Shropshire, England. It is just off the A53, near to Ternhill and lies in the parish of Moreton Say.

A topographical guide to Shropshire published in 2005 describes Longford as a "charming hamlet on a rise in undulating country." The guide says Longford is 1.5 miles west of Market Drayton and 1 mile southeast of Moreton Say.

The village name is believed to come from a great road that existed in Roman times and was simply known as the Longford. By 1319 it was a Royal road between Bletchley and Hinstock to the south. The village, not on the road, is located just east of Bletchley.

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