another name for Shropshire. It was the official name of the county 1974–80.
abbreviation of Anglo-Norman French Salopesberie, a corruption of Old English Scrobbesbyrig 'Shrewsbury'.
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- Salopians are renowned for their generosity but is it tempered by a reluctance to face front about some of the less charitable facets of their society?
- Of all our list of Great Salopians, Charles Darwin is the best-known by a country mile - and still the most controversial.
- Many famous Salopians were born in the county, but had to go further afield to make their names. But Thomas Telford was different. It was in Shropshire where he found recognition - and did his best work.
Pronunciation: /səˈləʊpɪən/adjective & noun