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"It's all eyes to the front(s)" Top 5 Page for this destination Lower Slaughter Things to Do Tip by iandsmith

Lower Slaughter Things to Do: 28 reviews and 44 photos

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Though Lower Slaughter has only two bridges it's lovely how you can wander along Wardens Way at either end and disappear into the picturesque countryside in literally a matter of seconds.
The village of Lower Slaughter is today seen, by the many tourists attracted by the
picturesque river Eye meandering through the village and the beautiful Cotswold
stone buildings, as an affluent retirement community, but go back 50 years and this
was a working agricultural society.
Of interest is the history of the manor held by the Whitmore family from 1611, the Church,
substantially rebuilt in 1867, and many noteworthy buildings in the village (35 of
which are listed as having special architectural or historic interest).
Sir William Whitmore, M.P. for Bridgnorth, and member of a prominent Shropshire family to
whom the manor was granted in 1611 and continue to do so to the present day.
Reminiscences of village life show that up to the Second World War the village was
mainly self-sufficient and employment was provided by the several farms. Families
such as the Wheeler’s, Keen’s and Mosson’s have lived in the village for generations.

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  • Updated Dec 18, 2005
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