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Broseley

Broseley shown within the United Kingdom
Population 4,912
OS grid reference SJ676015
District Bridgnorth
Shire county Shropshire
Region West Midlands
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BROSELEY
Postcode district TF12
Dial code 01952
Police West Mercia
Fire Shropshire
Ambulance West Midlands
UK Parliament Ludlow
European Parliament West Midlands
List of places: UKEnglandShropshire

Coordinates: 52°36′37″N 2°28′40″W / 52.6104, -2.4778 Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x800, 11 KB) Summary Description: A blank map of the United Kingdom, with country outline and coastline; contact the author for help with modifications or add-ons Source: Reference map provided by Demis Mapper 6 Date: 2006-21-06 Author: User... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Bridgnorth is a local government district in Shropshire, England. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of English administrative division used for the purposes of local government. ... Shropshire (pronounced /, -/), alternatively known as Salop or abbreviated Shrops, is a county in the West Midlands of England. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... The West Midlands is an official Region of England, covering the western half of the Midlands. ... Constituent countries is a phrase used, often by official institutions, in contexts in which a number of countries make up a larger entity or grouping; thus the OECD has used the phrase in reference to the former Yugoslavia[1], the Soviet Union and European institutions such as the Council of... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The TF postcode area, also known as the Telford postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Broseley, Market Drayton, Much Wenlock, Newport, Shifnal and Telford in England. ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... West Mercia Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the counties of Shropshire (including Telford and Wrekin), Herefordshire and Worcestershire in England. ... A Fire Appliance belonging to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service The fire service in the United Kingdom has undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process that has been propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational... The Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue service covering Shropshire in the West Midlands region of England. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the authority responsible for providing NHS ambulance services in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, Warwickshire, West Midlands, and Worcestershire in the West Midlands region. ... The United Kingdom House of Commons is made up of Members of Parliament (MPs). ... Ludlow is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of Members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom in the 2004 to 2009 session, ordered by name. ... West Midlands is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places within counties List of places in Bedfordshire List of places in Berkshire List of places in Buckinghamshire List of places in Cambridgeshire List of places in Cheshire List of places in Cleveland List of places... This is a list of towns and villages in the ceremonial county of Shropshire, England. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


Broseley is a small town in Shropshire, England with a population of 4,912 (2001 census). The River Severn flows to the north and east of the town. The area lies within the Bridgnorth district, and is part of the Telford Urban Area. The first iron bridge in the world was built in 1779 to link Broseley with Coalbrookdale and Madeley, and led to the development of Ironbridge, which is now part of a World Heritage Site. Shropshire (pronounced /, -/), alternatively known as Salop or abbreviated Shrops, is a county in the West Midlands of England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... “Severn” redirects here. ... Bridgnorth is a local government district in Shropshire, England. ... , This article is about the town of Telford, Shropshire. ... The Iron Bridge The Iron Bridge The Iron Bridge The Iron Bridge crosses the River Severn at the Ironbridge Gorge, by the village of Ironbridge, in Shropshire, England. ... Coalbrookdale is a settlement in a side valley of the Ironbridge Gorge in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England. ... For other places with the same name, see Madeley. ... The village, seen from the bridge Ironbridge is a settlement beside the River Severn, at the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire, England. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State...


History

The All Saints Church, Broseley
The All Saints Church, Broseley

The settlement of Broseley appeared as far back as the Domesday Book. Image File history File links ChurchatBroseley. ... Image File history File links ChurchatBroseley. ... A line drawing entitled Domesday Book from Andrew Williamss Historic Byways and Highways of Old England. ...


The town is located within the Ironbridge Gorge area and so shares much of the history of its better known neighbour, Ironbridge. Ironmaster John Wilkinson lived in the town and his great rival Abraham Darby is buried here. In the industrial revolution, Broseley was a centre for ironmaking, pottery and claypipes. The Ironbridge Gorge looking east towards the Iron Bridge that gave the gorge its name Map sources for Ironbridge Gorge at grid reference SJ672033 The Ironbridge Gorge is a deep gorge formed by the river Severn in Shropshire, England. ... John Iron-Mad Wilkinson (1728 – 1808) was a British industrialist who suggested the use of iron for many roles where other materials had previously been used. ... Abraham Darby (c. ... The Industrial Revolution was a major shift of technological, socioeconomic, and cultural conditions that occurred in the late 18th century and early 19th century in some Western countries. ...


It is in Broseley that John Wilkinson constructed the first ever iron boat, and also is where the plans for the Iron Bridge were designed. A clay pipe factory still exists as one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum's collection of preserved industrial heritage sites. In the past Broseley has also been heavily involved in mining and quarrying industries and the jitty-riddled lanes of Broseley Wood are attribute to the land given to miners to build their house upon- many beautiful examples of 1700s houses still exist. It is also known that the stone out of which Buildwas Abbey was built was taken from Broseley. The Iron Bridge The Iron Bridge The Iron Bridge The Iron Bridge crosses the River Severn at the Ironbridge Gorge, by the village of Ironbridge, in Shropshire, England. ... Map sources for Buildwas Abbey at grid reference SJ642044 Buildwas Abbey is located along the banks of the River Severn in Buildwas, Shropshire, England, about two miles west of Ironbridge. ...


In the late Victorian era Broseley suffered a decline and during redevelopment in the 1960s a lot of its fine buildings were lost with no planning regulations. Since the millennium though, Broseley looks on track to restore its heritage and image to something closely resembling that of its past.

Broseley & Ironbridge shown in relation to Telford in Cyan.
Broseley & Ironbridge shown in relation to Telford in Cyan.

Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 750 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 800 pixel, file size: 380 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A map of Telford, England, showing urban areas/divisions. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 750 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 800 pixel, file size: 380 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A map of Telford, England, showing urban areas/divisions. ... The village, seen from the bridge Ironbridge is a settlement beside the River Severn, at the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire, England. ... , This article is about the town of Telford, Shropshire. ...

Famous residents

  • Hermione Baddeley, film and theatre actress, was born in Broseley
  • John 'Iron Mad' Wilkinson, the eighteenth century industrialist, lived in Broseley
  • Abraham Darby I, an industrialist of the same period, is buried in Broseley

Hermione Baddeley (November 13, 1906 - August 19, 1986) was a celebrated British character actress of theatre, film and television. ... John Iron-Mad Wilkinson (1728 – 1808) was a British industrialist who suggested the use of iron for many roles where other materials had previously been used. ... Abraham Darby (c. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Broseley Shropshire,  Local History Society (173 words)
By the beginning of the 17th Century it was a thriving industrial settlement having close links with Coalbrookdale, on the other side of the River Severn.
In the 18th and 19th centuries it developed into a major center for coal mining, iron manufacture, earthenware manufacture and a variety of associated activities.
The famous Iron Bridge was built in 1779 to link Broseley with Coalbrookdale and led to the foundation of the town of Ironbridge which is now part of a World Heritage Site..
Broseley | British History Online (17320 words)
The Broseley property formerly Wenlock priory's was sold by the Crown in 1545 to William and Elizabeth Pinnock.
Coal was being got in Broseley by the early 15th century and intensive exploitation of the Coal Measures, which outcrop near the river, was the basis of Broseley's prosperity in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Broseley was in Madeley rural sanitary district 1872–6.
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