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Encyclopedia > Ellesmere, Shropshire
Ellesmere
Coordinates: 52°54′30″N 2°53′40″W / 52.9082, -2.8944
Population 3,223
OS grid reference SJ398349
District North Shropshire
Shire county Shropshire
Region West Midlands
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ELLESMERE
Postcode district SY12
Dial code 01691
Police West Mercia
Fire Shropshire
Ambulance West Midlands
UK Parliament North Shropshire
European Parliament West Midlands
List of places: UKEnglandShropshire

Ellesmere is a small market town near Oswestry in Shropshire, England. Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... 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. ... North Shropshire 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 (alternatively 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 a geographical term describing the western half of central England, known as 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... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... 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 SY postcode area, also known as the Shrewsbury postcode area[1], is a group of postal districts around Aberystwyth, Bishops Castle, Borth, Bow Street, Bucknell, Caersws, Church Stretton, Craven Arms, Ellesmere, Llanbrynmair, Llandinam, Llanfechain, Llanfyllin, Llanidloes, Llanon, Llanrhystud, Llansantffraid, Llanymynech, Ludlow, Lydbury North, Machynlleth, Malpas, Meifod, Montgomery, Newtown, Oswestry... 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. ... 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This is a list of towns and villages in the ceremonial county of Shropshire, England. ... The market town is a medieval phenomenon. ... Oswestry is a town in Shropshire, England, very close to the Welsh border. ... Shropshire (alternatively Salop or abbreviated Shrops) is a county in the West Midlands of England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130...


The town is located by the side of The Mere, the largest natural lake in England outside the Lake District and one of nine glacial Meres in the area (a Mere is fed by natural springs whereas a lake is fed by streams or small rivers). A local legend has it that a ghostly white lady can be seen wandering around the mere. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The mere contains an artificial island, constructed in 1812 from the soil dug out to make the gardens at Ellesmere House. It was later named Moscow Island, since Napoleon's defeat in Russia also took place in that year. The mere has a visitors' centre and is popular with birdwatchers, many of whom visit to see Grey Herons nesting. For the overture by Tchaikovsky, see 1812 Overture; For the wars, see War of 1812 (USA - United Kingdom) or Patriotic War of 1812 (France - Russia) For the Siberia Airlines plane crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, see Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 1812 was a leap year starting... Birding or birdwatching is a hobby concerned with the observation and study of birds (the study proper is termed American origin; birdwatching is (or more correctly, was) the commonly-used word in Great Britain and Ireland and by non-birders in the United States. ... Binomial name Ardea cinerea Linnaeus, 1758 The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) is a wading bird of the heron family Ardeidae. ...


There was a tannery located on the edge of the mere, in what is now known as Cremorne Gardens. These gardens were given to the people of Ellesmere by Lord Brownlow. Tanned leather in Marrakech This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The surrounding area contains eight other meres: Blakemere, Colemere, Crosemere, Kettlemere, Newtonmere, Whitemere, Sweatmere & Hanmer Mere.


The civil parish which constitutes the town is Ellesmere Urban - see also Ellesmere Rural. It lies in North Shropshire district. A civil parish (usually just parish) in England is a subnational entity forming the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... Ellesmere Rural is a civil parish in North Shropshire, Shropshire, England. ... North Shropshire is a local government district in Shropshire, England. ...


The former Marcher Lordship of Ellesmere was annexed to Shropshire and the Hundred of Pymhill by section 11 of the Laws in Wales Act 1535. In European history, marches are border regions between centres of power. ... The Laws in Wales Acts 1535–1542 were a series of parliamentary measures by which the legal system of Wales was annexed to England and the norms of English administration introduced in order to create a single state and a single legal jurisdiction, which is frequently referred to as England...


The A495 and A528 roads cross at Ellesmere. The numbering zones for A-roads in Great Britain List of A roads beginning with 4 in Great Britain starting north of the A4 and south/west of the A5. ... The A528 is a route on the UK highway network that runs from Marchwiel, near Wrexham, in Wales, to Shrewsbury, Shropshire, in England. ...


The town lies on a branch of the Llangollen Canal, which eventually links it to Ellesmere Port, named after the town. It was originally known as the Ellesmere Canal. Thomas Telford was responsible for the overall direction of its construction, a project that lasted from 1793 to 1805. During its construction he lived in a house next to the canal in Ellesmere which still stands today. What we now know as the Llangollen Canal initially formed the majority of the Ellesmere Canal, and later was part of the Shropshire Union Canal, and only with increasing popularity of pleasure boats was it renamed the Llangollen Canal in an effort to attract more visitors: ironically, the canal was... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Llangollen Canal we see today was previously called the Ellesmere Canal, but the Ellesmere Canal as originally envisaged was very different from what was eventually constructed. ... Thomas Telford (August 9, 1757 - September 2, 1834) was born in Westerkirk, Scotland. ... 1793 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Ellesmere's most notable building is Ellesmere Old Town Hall, built in 1833. Year 1833 (MDCCCXXXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


The town itself has two schools. Ellesmere Primary School is a primary and nursery school for boys and girls aged 4-11. The Lakelands School provides compulsory education for those in the 11-16 age range. Both are mixed schools of Non Denominational religion. Several other nearby schools serve the wider community, such as Welshampton Church of England school which recently scored among the highest in the country in OFSTED reports in all categories. Welshampton is a village in Shropshire, England, near to the town of Ellesmere. ... The Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) is a non-ministerial United Kingdom government department, established on 1st September 1992. ...


A short distance outside the town is Ellesmere College, a public (i.e., private) school founded in 1884 for the sons of the middle classes. It is now a co-educational boarding school. Logo of Ellesmere College Ellesmere College is an independent co-educational English public school located in Ellesmere and based in rural North Shropshire, England. ...


Also just outside Ellesmere on the Trading Estate is Lakeside Coaches' new depot. This is the largest coach company in North Shropshire, North East Wales and South Cheshire. [1] [2]

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Ellesmere people

A writer is anyone who creates a written work, although the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... A hamlet is (usually — see below) a small settlement, too small or unimportant to be considered a village. ... Sir Francis Kynaston or Kinaston (1587 - 1642) was an English courtier and poet, noted for his translation of Geoffrey Chaucers Troilus and Criseyde into Latin verse (as rime royal, Amorum Troili et Creseidae Libri Quinque, 1639); he also provided a Latin translation of Henrysons The Testament of Cresseid... The poor poet A poet is a person who writes poetry. ... Known as Robert the Great of Montgomery (English). ... Thomas Telford (August 9, 1757 - September 2, 1834) was born in Westerkirk, Scotland. ... What we now know as the Llangollen Canal initially formed the majority of the Ellesmere Canal, and later was part of the Shropshire Union Canal, and only with increasing popularity of pleasure boats was it renamed the Llangollen Canal in an effort to attract more visitors: ironically, the canal was... Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere (January 1, 1800 - February 18, 1857), born in London, was the second son of the 1st duke of Sutherland. ... Joan, Princess of Wales and Lady of Snowdon, (c. ... This article is about the King of England. ... Llywelyn ap Iorwerth ( 1173–April 11, 1240) was a Prince of Gwynedd and eventually ruler of much of Wales. ... Dafydd ab Owain Gwynedd (died 1203) was Prince of Gwynedd from 1170 to 1195. ... Henry II of England (5 March 1133 – 6 July 1189) ruled as Count of Anjou, Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, Duke of Gascony, Count of Nantes, and as King of England (1154–1189) and, at various times, controlled parts of Wales, Scotland, eastern Ireland, and western France. ...

Ellesmere Castle

Ellesmere Castle was an 11 century Motte-and-bailey castle built by Roger de Montgomerie, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury at Castlefields overlooking the Mere. Ellesmere Castle was in the town of Ellesmere, Shropshire. ... A motte-and-bailey is a form of castle. ... Known as Robert the Great of Montgomery (English). ...


See also

Fenns, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses National Nature Reserve is an English Nature managed National Nature Reserve, which straddles the border between England and Wales, near Ellesmere. ... The Llangollen Canal we see today was previously called the Ellesmere Canal, but the Ellesmere Canal as originally envisaged was very different from what was eventually constructed. ... The title Duke of Sutherland was created for George Granville Leveson-Gower, 2nd Marquess of Stafford, in 1833. ...

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The Caravan Club is the main body representing caravanners in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. ... A travel trailer or caravan is a small trailer in which people can live and travel simultaneously. ...


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Welcome to Ellesmere College - an 8-18 Co-educational School in Shropshire (130 words)
Success at Ellesmere is founded upon high quality classroom education coupled with a strong commitment to extra-curricular activities, be they artistic, sporting or outdoor pursuits.
Ellesmere College is a member of the Woodard Corporation, the largest group of independent schools in the United Kingdom.
Ellesmere offers day and weekly boarding and facilities within a five day teaching cycle, with sport and extra-curricular activities at the weekend.
Ellesmere Port - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (609 words)
Ellesmere Port is an industrial town in the district of Ellesmere Port and Neston, Cheshire, England, situated in the south of the Wirral Peninsula on the estuary of the River Mersey, to the north of Chester.
The town was founded, as the name suggests, as an outlet to the sea from Ellesmere, Shropshire and the Wales border area around Llangollen (via a canal then called the Ellesmere Canal).
Ellesmere Port was nearly included into the Merseyside borough of Wirral when that was formed in 1974.
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