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Pontesbury is a large village in Shropshire, England and is near to the county town, Shrewsbury. The village of Minsterley neighbours it and the Rea Brook flows close by.

See also: Snailbeach District Railways.

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GENUKI: Pontesbury, Shropshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868 (824 words)
"ASTERLEY, a township in the parish of Pontesbury, in the Pontesbury division of the hundred of Ford, in the county of Salop, 8 miles to the S.W. of Shrewsbury.
"CRUCKTON, a township and chapelry in the parish of Pontesbury, in the county of Salop, 7 miles S.W. of Shrewsbury.
It is situated on a branch of the Severn.
SABC: Parish: Pontesbury (246 words)
Pontesbury Parish is one of the largest with some 17 villages and it extends south west of Shrewsbury encompassing the northern extremes of the South Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Pontesbury is the largest village in the parish and serves a wide catchment, having a good sustainable range of services and facilities, including doctors and dentist, primary and secondary schools, and a variety of shops and restaurants.
Pontesbury Hill, which was originally a housing area for people working the local quarries, and Pontesford, which is split by the A488, lie either side of Pontesbury and are effectively groups of housing with no facilities apart from a petrol station with a small employment site to the rear and a church on Pontesbury Hill.
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