Place:Hampton Loade, Shropshire, England


NameHampton Loade
Alt namesHampton Welsh
Located inShropshire, England

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Hampton Loade is a hamlet in Shropshire, England along the Severn Valley. It is situated on the east bank of the River Severn at , and is notable for the unusual current-operated Hampton Loade Ferry, a cable ferry to the hamlet of Hampton on the west bank. The ferry is responsible for Hampton Loade's name, as Loade is derived from lode, an old English word for ferry.

The village is in the post town of Wolverhampton and local government district of Bridgnorth, 4 miles to the north. It is in the Ludlow parliamentary constituency and the West Midlands European parliament constituency.

Hampton Loade station, on the preserved Severn Valley Railway, is actually located on the Hampton side of the river.

There is an unusual bridge close to Hampton Loade: a small private roadway is suspended below two large waterpipe arches.

The village is also home to a satellite navigation error where the ferry is listed as a car ferry on certain sat-nav systems. A number of motorists using sat-nav units were misled by the error although there are now road signs in place warning of the error on approaching the village.

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