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Lilleshall is a village in Shropshire, England. 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 (dark green) within the British Isles Languages None official English de facto Capital None official London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001...


It lies between Telford and Newport, on the A518, in the Telford and Wrekin borough and the Wrekin constituency. Map sources for Telford at grid reference SJ6909 Telford is a new town in Shropshire, England, part of the unitary authority of Telford and Wrekin. ... Map sources for Newport at grid reference SJ7419 Newport is a market town in Shropshire, England, some 6 miles north of Telford. ... The A518 is a road in the United Kingdom which runs from Stafford, Staffordshire to Telford, Shropshire via Gnosall and Newport. ... Telford and Wrekin is a borough in the West Midlands region of England. ... The Wrekin is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...


There is a monument, a cricket club, a church and a primary school.


The Lilleshall Monument is a famous local landmark which stands on top of Lilleshall Hill and was erected in honour of the Duke of Sutherland.


An old myth that cirulates Shropshire says that the hill was created, along with The Wrekin by a Giant who was carrying a spade full of earth with which he intended to bury the town of Shrewsbury. The Wrekin is a prominent elevation capped by a hill fort almost 8 hectares (80,000 m²) in size, located within in the English county of Shropshire. ... Map sources for Shrewsbury at grid reference SJ4912 Porthill Bridge crossing the Severn at Shrewsbury Shrewsburys Old Market Hall and The Square Market Street, behind the Old Market Hall, with the Music Hall on the left Shrewsbury (pronounced either /ˈʃɹuːzbɹiː/ or /ˈʃɹəʊzbɹiː/) is a town of...


The village dates back to Anglo Saxon times, the parish church being founded by St Chad and it is mentioned in the Domesday book.


An Augustinian Abbey was founded in the Twelvth Century, the ruins are protected by English Heritage and are very peaceful. After the dissolution of the monasteries the estate was bought by a merchant called Leveson. The family became lords of stafford and later Dukes of Sutherland (as the Leveson-Gower family). The village and surrounds were the site of a lot of early industrial development in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with relatively shallow deposits of coal and limestone being mined. As a result a very early example of the english canal network was dug - The Donnington Wood Canal and it's Lilleshall branch which were connected by an inclined plane. The Dukes of Sutherland became one of the richest families in the UK partly as a result of this industrial development and in the late nineteenth century built a new residence, Lilleshall Hall which lies at the heart of the estate a mile from the village. The sutherland estate was sold off between 1915 and 1917 and the hall eventually passed into state ownership as a sporting facility, it is now the Lilleshall Hall National Sports Centre, once the site of the FA youth Academy and now the home of Britsh gymnastics and Archery!


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Lilleshall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (358 words)
The Lilleshall Monument is a famous local landmark which stands on top of Lilleshall Hill and was erected in honour of the Duke of Sutherland.
An old myth that cirulates Shropshire says that the hill was created, along with The Wrekin by a Giant who was carrying a spade full of earth with which he intended to bury the town of Shrewsbury.
The Dukes of Sutherland became one of the richest families in the UK partly as a result of this industrial development and in the late nineteenth century built a new residence, Lilleshall Hall which lies at the heart of the estate a mile from the village.
GENUKI: Lilleshall, Shropshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868 (461 words)
It is situated on the Donington Wood branch of the Shrewsbury canal, and a little to the S.E. of the Newport and Wellington turnpike road.
Lilleshall House, the seat of the Duke of Sutherland, is a white freestone mansion situated on rising ground, and commanding a very extensive view of the surrounding country.
About a mile distant from the church, in a secluded spot, are the ruins of Lilleshall Abbey, including a portion of the church 228 feet in length, with a Norman doorway.
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