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Map sources for Clun at grid reference SO352801
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Clun is a small town in Shropshire, England, in the district of South Shropshire. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1802x2589, 189 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1802x2589, 189 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... South Shropshire is a local government district in south west Shropshire, England. ...


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 of the town and the surrounding area, according to the 2001 census, is a mere 1086, which is a population normally associated with that of a village. It is said that the population of the town is now smaller than what it was during the flourishing days of the wool trade in England. The town is the smallest town in Shropshire and is smaller than many villages in the county. 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. ...


Clun is also a term used sometimes for the southwest part of the county of Shropshire. The County Council, from its May 2005 elections, will have a single electoral district called Clun and this will cover a huge area (about a third of South Shropshire district). The term "Clun Valley" is also used for the villages along the River Clun - such as Anchor, Newcastle and Aston on Clun. Anchor is a small and very remote village in Shropshire, England. ... Newcastle, or Newcastle-on-Clun, is a village and civil parish in the rural South Shropshire district of Shropshire, England. ... Aston on Clun is a village in Shropshire, England. ...


Attractions in the town include the Norman Clun Castle (now only a ruin), the fourteenth century Clun Bridge (still an important bridge), Trinity Hospital, built in 1614, and a museum in the town hall. The main church in the town is St George's Church, which is south of the River Clun. There is also a Youth Hostel, "Clun Mill", to the north of the town. Norman architecture is: a term still applied by writers in English to the buildings erected by the Normans, in the various lands that fell under their dominion in the 10th and 11th centuries; a term applied to architecture in Normandy. ... Clun Castle, is a now ruined castle in the small town of Clun, Shropshire. ... Clun Bridge is a historical bridge in the small town of Clun, Shropshire which crosses over the River Clun. ... Events April 5 - In Virginia, Native American Pocahontas marries English colonist John Rolfe. ... Youth hostel in Rome. ...


There were three pubs in the town until recently - the Sun, the White Horse and the Buffalo. However, the Buffalo has now closed. Every year, normally on May Day, a traditional festival is held - the Green Man festival. A May Fair is also held, in the grounds of Clun Castle. 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. ... May Day is a name for various holidays celebrated on May 1 (or in the beginning of May). ... Green Man depiction from British Cathedral The Green Man is a symbol of uncertain origin common in the British Isles. ...


The A488 and B4368 roads cross in the town of Clun. Craven Arms, Bishop's Castle and Ludlow are the neighbouring Shropshire towns, and Knighton, which is in Wales, is to the south. Nearby is Offa's Dyke and the Offa's Dyke Path. Clun Forest is to the west of the town, further upstream of the Rivers Unk and Clun. The A488 is a route on the UK highway network that runs from Penybont, near Llandrindod, in Wales, to Shrewsbury, Shropshire, in England. ... Craven Arms is a small town in South Shropshire, Shropshire, England. ... Bishops Castle is a small market-town in Shropshire, England, and formerly its smallest borough. ... Map sources for Ludlow at grid reference SO5174 Feathers Hotel, Ludlow (Photo by Mick Knapton) Ludlow is a town in Shropshire, situated almost on the border between England and Wales. ... Knighton (Welsh: Tref-y-clawdd) is a town in Powys, traditional county of Radnorshire, mid Wales, lying on the River Teme. ... Offas Dyke is a massive earthwork between England and Wales, running from the estuary of the River Dee in the north to the River Wye in the south (approximately 240 km). ... Offas Dyke Path is a long distance footpath along the Welsh-English border. ... Clun Forest is a remote, rural area of open pastures and mixed deciduous/ coniferous woodland in the southwest part of the English county of Shropshire. ...


In Douglas Adams' book 'The Meaning of Liff' Clun is listed as 'a leg that has gone to sleep that you have to drag around behind you'.


External links

Official Local Clun Site
Shropshire Star article
History of Clun


Clunton and Clunbury,
Clungunford and Clun,
Are the quietest places
Under the sun. Clunton is a village in Shropshire near to the small town of Clun. ... Clunbury is a small village in Shropshire, near to the small town of Clun and the villages of Purslow and Aston on Clun. ... Clungunford is a village in Shropshire, England. ...


AE Housman/A Shropshire Lad Alfred Edward Housman (March 26, 1859 - April 30, 1936) was an English poet and classical scholar, now best known for his cycle of poems A Shropshire Lad. ... A Shropshire Lad is a cycle of sixty-three poems by the English poet Alfred Edward Housman. ...


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Clun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (544 words)
Clun is a small town in Shropshire, England, in the district of South Shropshire.
The population of the town and the surrounding area (the parish of Clun and Chapel Lawn), according to the 2001 census, is a mere 1086, which is a population normally associated with that of a village.
Clun Forest is to the west of the town, further upstream of the Rivers Unk and Clun.
Clun Forest History - Article 3 (3453 words)
In the Clun area, the land rose from east to west from 600 to 1250 feet, and until the middle of the 16th century, this was one of the wildest and most desolate regions in England, for it was an area of conflict between the Welsh and the English.
Clun flocks were found on some mixed dairy farms in Wales and on similar farms on the grasslands of the West Midlands, but the breed's real opportunity arrived at the turn of the century.
Clun breeders owe a considerable debt to Tony, who coming to Canada in the 1960s, had the experience and foresight to recognize that the Clun Forest sheep was very well adapted for use on the grassland farms of North America.
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