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Little Stretton

Parish in the County of Shropshire

Historical Forms

  • Stratun(e) 1086 DB
  • Stratun' 1159 P
  • Straton' 1190,1203,4 P 1221 Fees
  • Stratone 1195 P
  • Strattun' 1156 P 1309 Pat
  • Chirch' Stratton' 1261-2 ForProc
  • Cherchstratton' 1271-2 ib
  • Stretton' 1195 P 1272 Cl
  • Stretton 1238 Cl
  • Chirich Stretton, Chirech Stretton (p), Magna Stretton 1261-2 ForProc
  • Chyrchestretton', Maugna Stretton' 1271-2 ib
  • Chirchestretton 1327 Pat 1337 Ch 1361 Ipm
  • Great Stretton c.1540 Leland
  • Churchstretton 1577 Saxton
  • Church Stretton 1719 PR(H)
  • Stratton in Strettonedale 1227 Pat
  • Strattonedale 1228,78 Ch
  • Strattondal' 1233 Lib
  • Strattune(s)dal' 1251 Cl
  • Strettonesdal 1253 Pat
  • Strettunedal' 1253 Cl
  • Strat(t)onedale 1254 Pat
  • Strattondale 1259etfreqto1267 Pat
  • Strettondale 1273 Pat 1434 Cl
  • Stretton' in Strettonesdale 1291-2 Ass 1301 SAC 1316,27 Pat
  • Stretton cum Strettonesdale 1316 FA
  • Strattonesdale 1397 Pat
  • Stretton Le Dale 1666 PR(H)
  • Church Stretton En Le Dale 1694 PR(H)
  • Stretton en le Dale 1719 SBL6311
  • Stretton in the Dale 1748-9 PRLudford
  • Startton' 1260 Cl
  • Parua Stretton' 1261-2 ForProc
  • Parua Stratton' 1271-2 ib
  • Little Stretton c.1540 Leland

Etymology

Little Stretton, ironically the largest of the three Stretton parishes, is recorded as Parua Stretton ' in 1261–2 and Little Stretton from c.1540 (v. Part 1). The parish contains the township of Minton.

Major Settlements

Other places in this Parish

Other OS name