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Dawley

Coordinates: 52°39′39″N 2°27′43″W / 52.6607, -2.4619 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Population 11,399
OS grid reference SJ686068
Unitary authority Telford and Wrekin
Ceremonial county Shropshire
Region West Midlands
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TELFORD
Postcode district TF4
Dial code 01952
Police West Mercia
Fire Shropshire
Ambulance West Midlands
UK Parliament The Wrekin
European Parliament West Midlands
List of places: UKEnglandShropshire

Dawley is a small town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England. Today it forms part of the new town of Telford (which was originally, in 1963, going to be named Dawley New Town before it was decided in 1968 to name the town Telford instead after the engineer and road builder Thomas Telford). Dawley is however one of the older settlements in Shropshire, being mentioned in the Domesday Book. It is divided into Dawley Magna ("Great Dawley") and Little Dawley (also shown as Dawley Parva ("Little Dawley") on older maps). The town's main parish is officially called Great Dawley - Dawley Hamlets is a separate parish, which covers Little Dawley and other neighbouring villages/suburbs. 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Dawley has a street market every Friday. Dawley town centre consists of a single pedestrianised street that was previously the main route from Bridgnorth in the south to Wellington in the north. The area around Dawley, not covered by Telford New Town, is rural and provides extensive opportunities for walking. The Ironbridge Gorge and The Wrekin are both pleasant walks from Dawley. 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. ... The Wrekin is a hill in east Shropshire , England. ...


On the northern edge of Dawley is Malinslee where St. Leonards church stands. The design of St. Leonards, an elongated octagon, is said to have been influenced by Thomas Telford. Other churches supposedly influenced by Thomas Telford, during his work in Shropshire, are at nearby Madeley and Bridgnorth. Thomas Telford (August 9, 1757 - September 2, 1834) was born in Westerkirk, Scotland. ... Madeley is a small town, now part of the new town of Telford in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England. ... High Town from the River Severn Bridgnorth is a town in Shropshire, England, at grid reference SO717929, along the Severn Valley. ...

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History

Dawley and Stirchley shown within Telford in Grey.
Dawley and Stirchley shown within Telford in Grey.

There was a castle in Dawley, but it was demolished around 1648. The site is unknown, although the Castle Pools (on the old quarry site) and Castle Ironworks (built by the Darby family, one of whom commissioned the world famous Iron Bridge) possibly indicate the general area where it may have stood. Ironbridge is as short distance away. 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. ... Stirchley is now part of the Telford conurbation in Shropshire, lying just south-east of the town centre in the borough of Telford and Wrekin, it also has a parish council along with neighbouring Brookside. ... This article is about the town of Telford, Shropshire. ... 1648 (MDCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... Abraham Darby is the name of three generations of an English Quaker family that was key to the development of the Industrial Revolution. ... The village, seen from the bridge Ironbridge is a settlement beside the River Severn, at the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire, England. ...


Dawley was for over three centuries a mining town, both for coal and ironstone (if you are buying a house there, make sure your solicitor does a mining search as there are many abandoned mineshafts). Clay extraction for local industrial-pipe factories, brickyards and the pottery industry has been a major influence on the landscape. Prior to large scale levelling as part of the development of Telford New Town, the area was covered by clay mounts and large clay pits that dominated the landscape to the extent that they formed points of reference for the locals. There is still a local clay pipe factory in the adjacent Doseley village; grey clay predominates on the immediate outskirts of Dawley. Chuquicamata, the largest open pit copper mine in the world, Chile. ... Coal Coal (IPA: ) is a fossil fuel formed in swamp ecosystems where plant remains were saved by water and mud from oxidization and biodegradation. ... Black-band ironstone, 2. ...


The adjacent village of Horsehay was the site of a bridge and later a crane fabrication factory that exported around the world. The bridge over Victoria Falls is said to have been built there. Telford Steam Railway trust is located across the road from the former factory site. Map sources for Horsehay at grid reference SJ675075 Horsehay is a small village located in the ceremonial county of Shropshire in England. ... Victoria Falls entrance Africas Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the smoke that thunders) are, by some measures, the largest waterfall on the planet, as well as being among the most unusual in form, and having arguably the most diverse and easily-seen wildlife of any major waterfall site. ... Map sources for Telford Steam Railway at grid reference SJ676075 The Telford Steam Railway is a small heritage railway located at Horsehay, Telford in Shropshire. ...


Famous residents

Dawley was the birthplace of Captain Matthew Webb who was the first man to swim the English Channel - his monument stands on the High Street. A famous photograph shows a pig standing up against a wall to watch the parade in Webb's honour that was held on his return. Captain Matthew Webb (19 January 1848 – 24 July 1883) was the first person to swim the English Channel without the use of artificial aids. ... Satellite view of the English Channel The English Channel (French: (IPA: ), the sleeve; Dutch: Het Kanaal) is the part of the Atlantic Ocean that separates the island of Great Britain from northern France and joins the North Sea to the Atlantic. ...


Edith Pargeter, who under her pen name of Ellis Peters wrote the Brother Cadfael novels, went to school in Dawley. Numerous roads in Aqueduct, such as Cadfael Drive and Ellis Peters Drive, are 'themed' after her. Edith Mary Pargeter (September 28, 1913 - October 14, 1995) was a prolific British author of works in many categories, especially history and historical fiction, and was also honored for her translations of Czech classics; she is probably best known for her murder mysteries, both historical and modern. ... Brother Cadfael is the fictional detective in a series of murder mysteries by the late Edith Pargeter writing under the name Ellis Peters. ...


Dialect

Dawley is noted for its dialect which is largely unintelligible to those who are not familiar with it. The dialect differs greatly from the traditional Shropshire dialect and its use is confined geographically to Dawley and the immediate area and mostly to the older generation. Shropshire (alternatively Salop or abbreviated Shrops) is a county in the West Midlands of England. ... A dialect (from the Greek word διάλεκτος, dialektos) is a variety of a language characteristic of a particular group of the languages speakers. ...


The Dawley dialect is not simply confined to colloquial words and an accent but also includes the morphing of words and some grammatical differences to traditional English. In the past, this has lead to some discussion on whether the dialect could qualify as a language in its own right.[citation needed] A dialect (from the Greek word διάλεκτος, dialektos) is a variety of a language characteristic of a particular group of the languages speakers. ...


Some examples of the Dawley dialect:

  • How bist, jockey? = How are you mate? (To older males)
  • How bist, cocker? = How are you mate?
  • Tha wouldstna = You wouldn't
  • Thee cunna = You can't
  • Bost = Broken

See also

The Shropshire Revolution are a British American Football team based in Telford, Shropshire. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...

External links

  • Dawley Town Guide
  • Telford Steam Railway



 
 

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