Origin of Salopshort for Early Middle English Salopescira from Old English Scropscir, contr. from Scrobbesbyrigscir, Shropshire
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
- 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.
- In the Black Country, Darlaston circuit was formed in 1820, and John Wedgewood's Cheshire Mission, begun in 1819, led to work in Liverpool on the one hand and in Salop on the other.
- The principal English lead mines are in Derbyshire; but there are also mines at Allandale and other parts of western Northumberland, at Alston Moor and other parts of Cumberland, in the western parts of Durham, in Swaledale and Arkendale and other parts of Yorkshire, in Salop, in Cornwall, in the Mendip Hills in Somersetshire, and in the Isle of Man.
- Salop; Shropshire Archaeol.