Aston on Clun

Aston on Clun

The Arbor Tree
Aston on Clun
 Aston on Clun shown within Shropshire
OS grid referenceSO392817
    London  162 miles (260 km) 
Civil parishHopesay
Unitary authorityShropshire
Ceremonial countyShropshire
RegionWest Midlands
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode district SY7
Dialling code 01588
Police West Mercia
Fire Shropshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK ParliamentLudlow
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Coordinates: 52°25′48″N 2°53′41″W / 52.4301°N 2.8947°W / 52.4301; -2.8947

Aston on Clun is a village in south Shropshire, England.

It lies near to the River Clun, with the brook from Hopesay flowing through the village itself, and is on the B4368 road between the towns of Clun and Craven Arms. The village of Broome, which has a railway station, is also close by. It is in the civil parish of Hopesay.[1]


There is a public house, the "Kangaroo Inn" (named after a 19th-century Atlantic "cable runner" ship)[2] and next door a small car garage. The village did until recently feature a Post Office. Since 2013 the village has a small convenience shop once again, now located by the village hall.

To the rear of the village hall is a large (modern) village green.


At the centre of the village lies an Arbor Tree, which usually has flags ceremonially held amongst its branches. The village still celebrates Oak Apple Day / Arbor Day, a now abolished public holiday.


In 1949 the Oaker Estate was wound up and auctioned off in small plots as lots. The estate covered almost all of the village and surrounding countryside, including the Kangaroo Inn which was lot number 1. Inside the pub today the original maps, auction documents and deeds of the Oaker Estate sale can be seen.

The present-day post town is Craven Arms; previously Aston on Clun was a post town itself.


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