The first iron bridge in the world was built in 1779 in Shropshire (Salop), England.
Salop was an old name for Shropshire in western England.
An example of Salop is a counry in western England that touches Wales on the west.
(1974-80) for Shropshire
Origin of Salopshort for Early Middle English Salopescira from Old English Scropscir, contr. from Scrobbesbyrigscir, Shropshire
- Alternative form of saloop.
- An old name for Shropshire and the official name for the county between 1974 and 1980, still occasionally used in postal addresses.
From Latin Salopesberia or Salopescira.