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  Tong Castle, Shropshire : Information obtained from a researcher at Shropshire County Council, December 2001.  

Tong Castle belonged to Roger de Montgomery after the Conquest. Subsequent
owners were the de Belmeis family, the la Zouche family, the Pembrugge family,
the Vernon family, the Pierrepoint family, and finally the Durant family. It was
ruined from 1908 onwards and demolished in 1954. There was no connection with
any family named Tonge.

The place name Tong in Shropshire comes from the Old English. It is first recorded circa 975 as Tweongan, Tuange in the Domesday Book. According to The Place Names of Shropshire by Margaret Gelling the name of Tong, Shropshire appears to have two sources , Old English tweonga and tang/tong forceps. Tweonga is presumed to be related to the Old English verb twengan, to pinch


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