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Ditherington is a district within the town of Shrewsbury, county town of Shropshire. It is the 4th most deprived ward in non-metropolitan Shropshire. Shrewsbury (pronounced either or ) is a town of 70,560 inhabitants [1] in Shropshire, England. ... Shropshire (alternatively Salop or abbreviated Shrops) is an English county in the West Midlands region of the United Kingdom. ... A shire county or non-metropolitan county in England, is a county level entity which is not a metropolitan county. ...


Recently there has been much regeneration work in the southern part of Ditherington, which is close to Shrewsbury town centre. Various residential developments have occurred.


Ditherington Flax Mill

Section of the rear of the main part of the Flaxmill

The Flax Mill (also locally known as the "Maltings") there is the oldest iron framed building in the world and is seen as the "grandfather of skyscrapers". It was designed by William Strutt and built in 1797 for John Marshall of Leeds and his partners. It is presently a derelict Grade I listed building, but is currently in the hands of English Heritage, who are maintaining it. In the long-term, it is hoped that the building will be able to make sufficient money to be self-supporting, but reaching this stage will require much investment. Section of the rear of the main part of the Flaxmill Ditherington Flaxmill at Ditherington, a suburb of Shrewsbury is the oldest iron framed building in the world. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 339 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 339 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... William Strutt (1756–1830) was a cotton spinner in Belper, England. ... 1797 (MDCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... John Marshall (1765 - 1845) was a British businessman and politician. ... Leeds is a major city in West Yorkshire, England. ... Buckingham Palace, a Grade I listed building. ... Buckingham Palace, a Grade I listed building. ... English Heritage is a United Kingdom government body with a broad remit of managing the historic environment of England. ...


Canal

The Shrewsbury and Newport Canal terminated in Ditherington, but no longer exists. This may also one day be restored. The Shrewsbury Canal (or Shrewsbury and Newport Canal) was a canal in Shropshire, England. ...


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Ditherington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (172 words)
Ditherington is a district within the town of Shrewsbury, county town of Shropshire.
The Flaxmill (also locally known as the "Maltings") there is the oldest iron framed building in the world and is seen as the "grandfather of skyscrapers ".
The Shrewsbury and Newport Canal terminated in Ditherington, but does no longer exist.
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