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Encyclopedia > Anchor, Shropshire

Anchor is a small and very remote village in Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Salops) is a county in the West Midlands of England, bordering Cheshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, and the Welsh preserved counties of Powys and Clwyd. Shropshire is one of Englands most rural counties. The county town is Shrewsbury, although the new town of Telford is the... Shropshire, Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Official language None; English is de facto Capital London Capitals coordinates 51° 30 N, 0° 10 W Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK... England.


It lies only 400m away from the border with For alternate meanings, see Wales (disambiguation) National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Official languages: English and Welsh Capital: Cardiff First Minister: Rhodri Morgan AM Area  - Total:  - % water: Ranked 3rd UK 20,779 km² xx% Population  - Total (2001):  - Density: Ranked 3rd UK 2,903... Wales. The B4368 road runs through the village on its way from the towns of Clun is a small town in Shropshire, England, in the district of South Shropshire. The town lies on the River Clun, with a large proportion of the town to the north of the river. The River Unk flows into the River Clun to the west of the town. The population... Clun (in England) to Newtown (Welsh: Y Drenewydd) is a town with a population of 10,542 (1993) in Powys, Wales, lying on the River Severn. The town is best known as the birthplace of Robert Owen in 1771, his former house now being a museum. Newtown was founded in the tenth century and... Newtown (in Wales). The point at which the B4368 crosses over the Nant Rhuddwr (a small river that runs along part of the English-Welsh border) into Wales is known as Anchor Bridge. Anchor is also the most westerly settlement in England on the English-Welsh border.


There is a A public house, usually known as a pub, is a drinking establishment found mainly in the Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other countries influenced by British cultural heritage. A pub which offers accommodation may be called an inn or hostelry. In Australia, pubs often bear the name... public house in the village called The Anchor. This pub is one of the highest in Shropshire (at 385m above sea level) and is the most westerly in the county.


Surrounding Anchor is Clun Forest and the The River Clun is a river in South Shropshire which runs through the small town of Clun, as well as Newcastle upon Clun and other villages in this very rural area. It meets the River Teme at Leintwardine. Categories: UK geography stubs | Rivers in Shropshire ... River Clun, which flows towards Newcastle-on-Clun and on to the The River Teme rises in mid-Wales south of Newtown, Powys and flows through Ludlow in Shropshire on its way to join the River Severn south of Worcester. The River Teme has been used for navigation since Roman times. Their settlements all along the river were supplied by water. Silver... River Teme near Leintwardine, has its various sources in the area too.


There are a number of small, disused quarries in the area. The local economy is mainly agricultural, with sheep and other livestock farms. There is an Anchor Horse Fair held in the area too.


Ordnance Survey

  • This article is about the map grid references in the UK. For the Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. The national grid reference system was devised by the Ordnance Survey, and is heavily used in their survey data, and in maps (whether published by the Ordnance Survey or... Grid reference: SO175851 (http://getamap.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/getamap/frames.htm?mapAction=gaz&gazName=g&gazString=SO175851) - 1:25000 Ordanance Survey map

Pub Guide

  • The Anchor at Anchor (http://www.btinternet.com/~rmoj/anchor.htm)

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The Shropshire Union was formed by the "union" of a number of canals, that from Nantwich to Chester was built to broad barge standards, and many miles of little used branches through Shropshire were abandoned earlier this century.
The scenery is often quite dramatic, with sweeping views across to the Welsh Marches and the strangely shaped ridge called "The Wrekin" from the long embankments and with the atmospheric heavily wooded deep cuttings, a number of which were reputed by the old boat people to be haunted.
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