Loppington is a small rural parish about 12 miles north of the county town of Shrewsbury which covers the settlements of Loppington Village, Burlton Village and the hamlet of Noneley together with the rural areas around Commonwood, Brown Heath and Ruewood. The Parish is a thriving community with many local events, clubs and societies, details of which can be found in the Village News monthly magazine or on Loppington Village Hall website.
Loppington Village is the main centre with the Church of St Michael & All Saints, Post Office and pub, The Dickin Arms. It is a conservation area and, along with its many listed buildings, it has the only remaining Bull Ring in North Shropshire. The C17 sundial in the grounds of the Church is a scheduled ancient monument. The village pond, formerly the Old Tan Pit, is being restored to create a wildlife area. The Parish Council maintain the war memorial in the centre of the Village and the parish pump adjacent to the Village Hall. North west of Loppington is Brown Heath Moss, a wetland Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The Parish has a wealth of listed buildings, 42 in all. One such is the Blacksmiths Arms, a Grade II listed C17 thatched property; it is no longer in use as a pub and has been converted to a private dwelling house but still retains its distinctive character in Loppington.
Burlton is about 2 ½ miles south south west of Loppington; it is a small settlement close to the main A528 road between Shrewsbury and Ellesmere. There is evidence here of a medieval moat and bronze age bowl barrow. Another unusual and distinctive building in the Parish is the Grade II listed pigeonniere , an outbuilding in the grounds of Burlton Hall, also listed. The Burlton Inn has 6 recently refurbished ensuite rooms and dining.
The small hamlet of Noneley is about 1 ½ miles south south east of Loppington Village and characterised by its historic farmsteads. For visitors there are two wildflower wet meadow nature reserves at Ruewood run by Shropshire Wildlife Trust.
You can learn a little of the history and see what the area has to offer by taking one of our Country Walks.