Drayton Road, Hodnet
|Population||1,534 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||MARKET DRAYTON|
|EU Parliament||West Midlands|
The civil parish currently has a population of 1,534.
Hodnet's name has Celtic origins derived from the Welsh hawdd meaning pleasant or peaceful and nant, a glen or valley in Old Welsh. Evidence of a Bronze Age burial site was discovered during construction of the bypass in 2002. Hodnet is recorded in the Domesday Book as Odenet, and the village's 17th-century Hundred House was named for this reason.