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Church Stretton
Statistics
Population: 4,186
Ordnance Survey
OS grid reference: SO453937
Administration
District: South Shropshire
Shire county: Shropshire
Region: West Midlands
Constituent country: England
Sovereign state: United Kingdom
Other
Ceremonial county: Shropshire
Historic county: Shropshire
Services
Police force: West Mercia
Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}}
Ambulance: West Midlands
Post office and telephone
Post town: CHURCH STRETTON
Postal district: SY6
Dialling code: 01694
Politics
UK Parliament: Ludlow
European Parliament: West Midlands

Church Stretton is a town in South Shropshire, England. Image File history File links Dot4gb. ... Image File history File links Gb4dot. ... 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. ... South Shropshire is a local government district in south west Shropshire, England. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is an English county in the West Midlands region of the United Kingdom. ... 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 a geographical term describing the western half of central England, known as the Midlands. ... Constituent country is an official term used to describe three of the four principal component parts of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK): England; Scotland; Wales. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is an English county in the West Midlands region of the United Kingdom. ... The historic counties of England are ancient subdivisions of England. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is an English county in the West Midlands region of the United Kingdom. ... There are a number of policing agencies in the United Kingdom. ... 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 engine 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... This is a list of ambulance services in the United Kingdom: Ambulance services in England, after July 1, 2006 are A few deviations from the above have been made for operational reasons. ... 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. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... 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. ... 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. ... Sign in the entrance of the European Parliament building in Brussels, written in all the official languages used in the European Union as of July 2006 The European Parliament building in Strasbourg The debating chamber, or hemicycle, in Strasbourg The European Parliament building in Brussels The European Parliament (formerly European... West Midlands is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England_(bordered). ... South Shropshire is a local government district in south west Shropshire, England. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is an English county in the West Midlands region of the United Kingdom. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ...


"Stretton", as it's known by locals, is a small town hidden away in the Shropshire hills and famous for its spring water and stunning views. The population is 4186, as measured by the 2001 census, and it is the only town, other than the district capital Ludlow, with a population over 3000 in the South Shropshire district. The town has a station on the Welsh Marches railway line, which runs through the valley. Trains can be caught to Shrewsbury, Hereford, Manchester and Cardiff, amongst other destinations. Statistics Population: 9,850 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SO517750 Administration District: South Shropshire Shire county: Shropshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Shropshire Historic county: Shropshire Services Police force: West Mercia Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: West Midlands Post office and telephone... Church Stretton railway station is a railway station serving the town of Church Stretton, South Shropshire, England. ... The Welsh Marches Line is the railway line from Newport to Crewe via Abergavenny, Hereford, Craven Arms, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch. ... Statistics Population: 70,059 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SJ495123 Administration District: Shrewsbury and Atcham Shire county: Shropshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Shropshire Historic county: Shropshire Services Police force: West Mercia Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: West Midlands Post office and... Statistics Population: 50,154 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SO515405 Administration District: Herefordshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Herefordshire Historic county: Herefordshire Services Police force: West Mercia Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: West Midlands Post office and telephone Post town: HEREFORD Postal... Manchester is a major city within Greater Manchester in North West England, historically notable for being the worlds first industrialised city, and its subsequent central role in the Industrial Revolution. ... Cardiff (English:  Welsh: ) is the capital of Wales and its largest city. ...


People have lived in the Stretton gap for thousands of years, and an Iron Age hillfort still overlooks the town, which is called "Stretton" from the Saxon name "town on the street" because a Roman Road, Watling Street, runs through it (now the A49). Iron Age Axe found on Gotland This article is about the archaeological period known as the Iron Age, for the mythological Iron Age see Iron Age (mythology). ... The modern Watling Street crossing the Medway at Rochester near the Roman and Celt crossings Watling Street is the name given to a British ancient trackway which was first used by the Celts mainly between the modern cities of Canterbury and St Albans. ... The A49 near Warrington The A49 is a major road in England. ...


The town is dominated by the huge Long Mynd massif, which provides the town with both its views, and the water that the town's economy is based around. The water comes from an underground glacial lake, and is extracted from boreholes at various places on the Long Mynd, and the water bottling is the town's biggest employer. The Long Mynd, or Long Mountain, is a ridge of high ground in South Shropshire, running roughly SW to NE, and extending some 15 km in length, between the Stiperstones to the west, and Wenlock Edge to the east. ...


Historically, the town was noted for its textiles, but the carding mill closed at the beginning of the 20th century, leaving only the name of the valley that the mill was in (Carding Mill Valley, now the town's popular tourist area). Statistics Population: 4,186 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SO453937 Administration District: South Shropshire Shire county: Shropshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Shropshire Historic county: Shropshire Services Police force: West Mercia Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: West Midlands Post office and telephone...


Other employers include a polymer laboratory on the east side of the town, and tourism which is a growth industry in the area and as a result the town is getting more media exposure than it used to (it was, for example recently mentioned in the infamous tabloid The Sun). This article is about a British tabloid. ...


A notable feature of the town, is the large number of different churches.


Church Stretton was nicknamed Little Switzerland during its growth in the Victorian and Edwardian periods, both because of its mountainous terrain, and because the town is run like clockwork. A little Switzerland or Schweiz is a landscape, often of wooded hills. ...


Church Stretton also has two schools a secondary school with 750 pupils and a primary school with 250 pupils.


Church Stretton is a major centre for the sport of archery. These arrows score as an inner 10 (X), and a 9 Archery is the practice of using a bow to shoot arrows. ...

Nearby towns and villages include
Christian Communities in Church Stretton


Little Stretton is a small village in Shropshire, England. ... All Stretton is a small village in Shropshire, England. ... Statistics Population: 2,289 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SO432828 Administration District: South Shropshire Shire county: Shropshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Shropshire Historic county: Shropshire Services Police force: West Mercia Ambulance service: West Midlands Post office and telephone Post town: CRAVEN... Ticklerton is a village in Shropshire, in England. ... Ratlinghope is a small village in Shropshire, England. ... The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Logo of The United Reformed Church The United Reformed Church (URC) is a Christian denomination (church) in the United Kingdom. ... The Religious Society of Friends (commonly known as Quakers) began in England in the 17th century by people who were dissatisfied with the existing denominations and sects of Christianity. ... The Eastern Orthodox Church is the second largest Christian organization in the world (or third if one sees Protestantism as a single entity). ...

Ceremonial county of Shropshire
Unitary authorities: Telford and Wrekin
Boroughs/Districts: Bridgnorth • North Shropshire • Oswestry • Shrewsbury and Atcham • South Shropshire
Cities/Towns: Bishop's Castle • Bridgnorth • Broseley • Church Stretton • Cleobury Mortimer • Clun • Craven Arms • Dawley • Ellesmere • Ludlow • Madeley • Market Drayton • Much Wenlock • Newport • Oakengates • Oswestry • Shifnal • Shrewsbury • Telford • Wellington • Wem • Whitchurch
See also: List of civil parishes in Shropshire

The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is an English county in the West Midlands region of the United Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Shropstub. ... Telford and Wrekin is a unitary district with borough status in the West Midlands region of England. ... Bridgnorth is a local government district in Shropshire, England. ... North Shropshire is a local government district in Shropshire, England. ... Oswestry is a small local government district with borough status in Shropshire, England. ... Shrewsbury and Atcham is a local government district with borough status in Shropshire, England. ... South Shropshire is a local government district in south west Shropshire, England. ... Bishops Castle is a small market-town in Shropshire, England, and formerly its smallest borough. ... Statistics Population: 12,212 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SO716927 Administration District: Bridgnorth Shire county: Shropshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Shropshire Historic county: Shropshire Services Police force: West Mercia Fire and rescue: Shropshire Ambulance: West Midlands Post office and telephone Post... The All Saints Church, Broseley Broseley is a small town in Shropshire, England with a population of 4,912 (2001 census). ... Cleobury Mortimer Cleobury Mortimer (pronounced Clib-bury Mort-imer) is a small rural market town in Shropshire, England. ... Map sources for Clun at grid reference SO352801 Clun is a small town in Shropshire, England, in the district of South Shropshire. ... Statistics Population: 2,289 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SO432828 Administration District: South Shropshire Shire county: Shropshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Shropshire Historic county: Shropshire Services Police force: West Mercia Ambulance service: West Midlands Post office and telephone Post town: CRAVEN... Dawley is a small town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England. ... Map sources for Ellesmere, Shropshire at grid reference SJ395345 Ellesmere is a market town near Oswestry in Shropshire, England. ... Statistics Population: 9,850 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SO517750 Administration District: South Shropshire Shire county: Shropshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Shropshire Historic county: Shropshire Services Police force: West Mercia Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: West Midlands Post office and telephone... Madeley is a district of Telford, in Shropshire. ... Statistics Population: 10,407 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SJ673341 Administration District: North Shropshire Shire county: Shropshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Shropshire Historic county: Shropshire Services Police force: West Mercia Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: West Midlands Post office and telephone... Much Wenlock is a town in Shropshire, England. ... Map sources for Newport at grid reference SJ7419 Newport is a market town in Shropshire, England, some 6 miles north of Telford. ... Map sources for Oakengates at grid reference SJ7011 Oakengates is a town in Shropshire, England and now forms part of the new town of Telford. ... Statistics Population: 17,110 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SJ292293 Administration District: Oswestry Shire county: Shropshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Shropshire Historic county: Shropshire Services Police force: West Mercia Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: West Midlands Post office and telephone Post... REDIRECT [[]] Statistics Population: 6,391 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SJ749079 Administration District: Bridgnorth Shire county: Shropshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Shropshire Historic county: Shropshire Services Police force: West Mercia Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: West Midlands Post office and telephone... Statistics Population: 70,059 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SJ495123 Administration District: Shrewsbury and Atcham Shire county: Shropshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Shropshire Historic county: Shropshire Services Police force: West Mercia Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: West Midlands Post office and... Telford is a planned town in Shropshire, England, that was named after the engineer Thomas Telford. ... Map sources for Wellington, Shropshire at grid reference SJ6411 Wellington is a town in Shropshire, England and now forms part of the New Town of Telford. ... Map sources for Wem at grid reference SJ513288 If you are looking for the mall in Edmonton (WEM), see West Edmonton Mall. ... Map sources for Whitchurch at grid reference SJ541415 Whitchurch is a small town in the north of the county of Shropshire. ... This is a list of civil parishes in the English ceremonial county of Shropshire. ...

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Church Stretton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (398 words)
Church Stretton is a town in South Shropshire, Shropshire, England.
Church Stretton was nicknamed "Little Switzerland" during its growth as a spa town in the Victorian and Edwardian periods, both because of its mountainous terrain, and because the town is run like clockwork.
Church Stretton is a major centre for the sport of archery.
Church Stretton | British History Online (18489 words)
To the north are All Stretton and the hamlets of Botvyle and Womerton.
The greatest increase of population was in the Edwardian period and was concentrated in Church Stretton town, always the largest settlement: the total population of the three new civil parishes grew from 1,749 in 1901 to 2,435 in 1911 and to 2,650 by 1921.
Stretton copyhold estates, though heritable, have not left notable or easily identifiable houses: standing in the principal settlements, they were liable to tenurial, as well as physical, separation from their lands and also to rebuilding.
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