Hodnet, Shropshire

village and civil parish in Shropshire, England

Hodnet is a village and civil parish in the county of Shropshire, England. It lies 5.7 miles (9.2 km) south-west of the town of Market Drayton.

Hodnet
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Drayton Road, Hodnet
Population1,534 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSJ613286
Civil parish
  • Hodnet
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMARKET DRAYTON
Postcode districtTF9
Dialling code01630
PoliceWest Mercia
FireShropshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
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The civil parish currently has a population of 1,534.

Hodnet's name has Celtic origins derived from the Welsh hawdd meaning pleasant or peaceful and nant, a glen or valley in Old Welsh. Evidence of a Bronze Age burial site was discovered during construction of the bypass in 2002. Hodnet is recorded in the Domesday Book as Odenet, and the village's 17th-century Hundred House was named for this reason.

The village lies is on the A53 road from Shrewsbury to Newcastle-under-Lyme. It is served by the 511 bus route, operated by Arriva Midlands, between Shrewsbury and Market Drayton.

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