The Cross in Ruyton-XI-Towns
Ruyton-XI-Towns shown within Shropshire
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Ruyton-XI-Towns (pronounced /ˌraɪtən ɨˈlɛvən taʊnz/ "ryetən eleven towns"), formally Ruyton of the Eleven Towns or simply Ruyton, is a large village and civil parish in Shropshire, England. It has a population of around 1,500 people and lies on the River Perry. Nearby is the large village of Baschurch and to the north the smaller village of Wykey. grid reference SJ393221
The village acquired its unusual name in the twelfth century when a castle was built, and it became the major manor of eleven local townships. The Roman numeral for eleven is included in its name. Some of the eleven ancient townships, mostly situated to the north and west of Ruyton, still survive as hamlets today. The eleven were Ruyton, Coton, Shottaton, Shelvock, Eardiston and Wykey, which remain in the parish; and Felton, Haughton, Rednal, Sutton and Tedsmore, now in the parish of West Felton.
Lying in the Welsh Marches, the castle was destroyed in 1202, rebuilt by 1313 and destroyed again by Owain Glyndŵr. In 1308, an attempt was made to refound the town as New Ruyton. It was awarded a charter which briefly gave it the same status as the County of Bristol, but as raiding continued, it declined and lost most of its rights.
The Preparatory school Packwood Haugh is near the village.
- ^ BBC Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names (Oxford, 1971), cited in Wells, John (15 January 2010). "Ruyton how many?". John Wells's phonetic blog. http://phonetic-blog.blogspot.com/2010/01/ruyton-how-many.html. Retrieved 5 March 2010.
- History of Shelvock Manor & associated families
- Packwood Haugh School
- History of the Dovaston Family at Ruyton-XI-Towns
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