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Shropshire
Motto: “Floreat Salopia” (“May Shropshire flourish”)
Geography
Status Ceremonial & (smaller) Non-metropolitan county
Origin Historic
Region West Midlands
Area
- Total
- Admin. council
- Admin. area
Ranked 13th
3,487 km² (1,346.3 sq mi)
Ranked 14th
3,197 km² (1,234.4 sq mi)
Admin HQ Shrewsbury
ISO 3166-2 GB-SHR
ONS code 39
NUTS 3 UKG22
Demographics
Population
- Total (2005 est.)
- Density
- Admin. council
- Admin. pop.
Ranked 42nd
450,700
129/km² (334.1/sq mi)
Ranked 34th
289,100
Ethnicity 97.3% White
1.2% S.Asian
Politics

Shropshire County Council
http://www.shropshire.gov.uk
Executive Conservative
Members of Parliament
Districts
  1. North Shropshire
  2. Oswestry
  3. Shrewsbury and Atcham
  4. South Shropshire
  5. Bridgnorth
  6. Telford and Wrekin (Unitary)

Shropshire (pronounced /ˈʃrɒpʃɪər, -ʃər/), alternatively known as Salop[6] or abbreviated Shrops[7], is a county in the West Midlands of England. It borders Wales to the west. Shropshire is one of England's most rural and sparsely populated counties[8], with the population of the non-metropolitan/shire county 289,100 - making it the least populated two-tier governed area in the United Kingdom. The borough of Telford and Wrekin, included in Shropshire for ceremonial and geographical purposes, has been a unitary authority since 1998[9]. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... map of admin county File links The following pages link to this file: Shropshire Adams Grammar School Categories: GFDL images ... 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Mark Andrew Pritchard is the Conservative MP for The Wrekin. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... Philip Martin Dunne (born 1958) is a British politician and the Conservative Party Member of Parliament for Ludlow. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... Daniel Robert Kawczynski (born January 24, 1972) is the Conservative Party Member for Parliament for Shrewsbury and Atcham in Shropshire, England. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... Owen William Paterson (born 24 June 1956, Whitchurch) is a British politician. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... The Right Honourable David Wright (born December 22, 1966, Telford) is a politician in the United Kingdom, and Labour Party member of Parliament for Telford. ... The Labour Party is an Anti-English political party in the United Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Districts in the Ceremonial County of Shropshire. ... North Shropshire is a local government district in Shropshire, England. ... Oswestry is a small local government district with borough status in Shropshire, England. ... Shrewsbury and Atcham is a local government district with borough status in Shropshire, England. ... South Shropshire is a local government district in south west Shropshire, England. ... Bridgnorth is a local government district in Shropshire, England. ... Telford and Wrekin is a unitary district with borough status in the West Midlands region of England. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... This chart shows concisely the most common way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is applied to represent the English language. ... The traditional counties as usually portrayed. ... The West Midlands is an official Region of England, covering the western half of the Midlands. ... 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The county town is Shrewsbury, which is culturally and historically the most important town in the area[10], although the new town of Telford, which was constructed around a number of older towns, is today the most populous[11]. Other notable towns are Oswestry, Bridgnorth and Ludlow. The Ironbridge Gorge area has become known as the birthplace of industry[12]. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which covers Ironbridge, Coalbrookdale and a part of Madeley[13]. There are additionally other notable historic industrial sites located around the county such as Coalport, Snailbeach and Highley as well as the Shropshire Union Canal.[14] A county town is the capital of a county in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland. ... , Shrewsbury (pronounced either or [1]) is the county town of Shropshire, West Midlands, England. ... Below is a list of some of the new towns in the United Kingdom created under the various New Town Acts of the 20th century. ... , This article is about the town of Telford, Shropshire. ... Oswestry is a town in Shropshire, England, very close to the Welsh border. ... , Bridgnorth is a town in Shropshire, England, along the Severn Valley. ... , Ludlow is a town in Shropshire, England situated close to the border with Wales in The Welsh Marches. ... 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. ... A Watt steam engine, the steam engine that propelled the Industrial Revolution in Britain and the world. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... The village, seen from the bridge Ironbridge is a settlement beside the River Severn, at the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire, England. ... Coalbrookdale is a settlement in a side valley of the Ironbridge Gorge in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England. ... For other places with the same name, see Madeley. ... Coalport is a village in Shropshire on the River Severn at grid reference SJ700021, shortly downstream of Ironbridge. ... An English village near Shrewsbury, Shropshire. ... WWW.HIGHLEY.CO.NR The Severn Centre Highley is a large village in Shropshire, England, along the Severn Valley on the west bank of the River Severn and on the B4555 road. ... The Shropshire Union Canal near Norbury Junction The Shropshire Union Canal is a canal linking Wolverhampton with the River Mersey. ...


The Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covers about a quarter of the county, mainly in the south[15]. The Wrekin is one of the most famous natural landmarks in the county[16], though the highest hills are the Clee Hills[17], Stiperstones[18] and the Long Mynd[19]. Wenlock Edge is another significant geographical and geological landmark[20], and the River Severn, Britain's longest river, runs through the county. Shropshire is landlocked, and with an area of 1,346 m2, is England's largest inland county[21]. The Shropshire Hills area is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), in the English county of Shropshire, close to the border with Wales. ... The Wrekin is a hill in east Shropshire , England. ... Titterstone Clee Hill from Ludlow Castle The Clee Hills are a range of hills in Shropshire, England, consisting of Brown Clee Hill (540m), the highest peak in Shropshire, and Titterstone Clee Hill (533m). ... The Stiperstones is a hill in the county of Shropshire, England. ... View down Townsbrook Valley over towards Burway Hill The Long Mynd in Shropshire, England, is a part of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. ... Wenlock Edge is a limestone escarpment near Much Wenlock, Shropshire, England. ... “Severn” redirects here. ...

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Divisions and environs

The area under the control of the county council, or shire county, is divided into five non-metropolitan districts. They are North Shropshire, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Atcham, South Shropshire and Bridgnorth.[22] Telford and Wrekin is a unitary authority which forms part of the county for various functions such as Lord Lieutenant but does not come under county council control. Oswestry, Shrewsbury & Atcham and Telford & Wrekin have the status of boroughs. The county including Telford and Wrekin, the ceremonial county, borders Cheshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, and the Welsh preserved counties of Powys and Clwyd. A shire county or non-metropolitan county in England, is a county level entity which is not a metropolitan county. ... Non-metropolitan districts or commonly Shire districts are a type of local government district in England. ... North Shropshire is a local government district in Shropshire, England. ... Oswestry is a small local government district with borough status in Shropshire, England. ... Shrewsbury and Atcham is a local government district with borough status in Shropshire, England. ... South Shropshire is a local government district in south west Shropshire, England. ... Bridgnorth is a local government district in Shropshire, England. ... Telford and Wrekin is a unitary district with borough status in the West Midlands region of England. ... Flag of a Lord-Lieutenant The title Lord-Lieutenant is given to the British monarchs personal representatives around the United Kingdom. ... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Cheshire (or, archaically, the County of Chester)[1] is a county in North West England. ... Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Herefordshire is a historic and ceremonial county and unitary district (known as County of Herefordshire) in the West Midlands region of England. ... The Preserved counties of Wales are the current areas used in Wales for ceremonial purposes such as Lieutenancy. ... Powys is a local government principal area and a preserved county in Wales. ... Clwyd is a preserved county of Wales, formed from the traditional counties of Denbighshire and Flintshire, and parts of Merionethshire. ...


The border with Wales was defined in the 16th century - the hundreds of Oswestry (including Oswestry) and Pimhill (including Wem), and part of Chirbury had prior to the Laws in Wales Act formed various Lordships in the Welsh Marches. (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... Oswestry is a town in Shropshire, England, very close to the Welsh border. ... Map sources for Wem at grid reference SJ513288 If you are looking for the mall in Edmonton (WEM), see West Edmonton Mall. ... Chirbury (pronounced Churbury) is a village in Shropshire, England, situated close to the Welsh border. ... 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 Welsh Marches is an area along the border of England and Wales in the island of Great Britain. ...


Local government reform

In 2006 a Local Government White Paper supported proposals for new unitary authorities to be set up in England in certain areas. Existing non-metropolitan counties with small populations, such as Cornwall, Northumberland and Shropshire, are favoured by the government to be covered by unitary authorities in one form or another (the county can either become a single unitary authority, or be broken into a number of unitary authorities). Existing unitary authority areas within these counties' ceremonial boundaries (such as Telford and Wrekin in Shropshire) will not be affected and there will be no boundary changes. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... There is no single system of local government in the United Kingdom. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... A shire county or non-metropolitan county in England, is a county level entity which is not a metropolitan county. ... For other uses, see Cornwall (disambiguation). ... Northumberland is a county in the North East of England. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ...


Shropshire County Council, supported by South Shropshire District Council and Oswestry Borough Council, have proposed to the government that the non-metropolitan county of Shropshire become a single unitary authority (i.e. the district/borough councils would be abolished). The process would be similar to that of the Isle of Wight in the early 1990s, when its districts were abolished, leaving a unitary county authority. The ceremonial county of Shropshire would therefore consist of two unitary authorities - Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire. However, there has been opposition to the proposals, from Shrewsbury and Atcham, North Shropshire and Bridgnorth, who criticize the loss of local power. The proponents, however, feel that the move will save funds and allow the area to gain more national prominence. [23] Non-metropolitan districts or commonly Shire districts are a type of local government district in England. ... The Isle of Wight is an English island and county, off the southern English coast, to the south of the county of Hampshire, between the Solent and the English Channel. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The Isle of Wight Council is a local council. ... Shrewsbury and Atcham is a local government district with borough status in Shropshire, England. ... North Shropshire is a local government district in Shropshire, England. ... Bridgnorth is a local government district in Shropshire, England. ...


Part of the proposals include parishing and establishing a town council for the currently unparished area of Shrewsbury. This would create one of the largest civil parishes in England, with a population of over 70,000. In the United Kingdom, town councils are civil parish councils, where the civil parish is a town. ... In England a civil parish (usually just parish) is the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... A civil parish (usually just parish) in England is a subnational entity forming the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ...


History

Main article: History of Shropshire
The Old Market Hall, Shrewsbury.
The Old Market Hall, Shrewsbury.

The political area now considered Shropshire was annexed to Mercia by King Offa in the eighth century, at which time he built two significant dykes there to defend his territory against the Welsh or at least demarcate it. In subsequent centuries, the area suffered repeated Danish invasion, and fortresses were built at Bridgnorth and Chirbury.[24] This article needs cleanup. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Old Market Hall is an Elizabethan building situated in the town centre of Shrewsbury, Shropshire. ... , Shrewsbury (pronounced either or [1]) is the county town of Shropshire, West Midlands, England. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3008x2000, 5106 KB) Summary Full frame image of The Iron Bridge, Ironbridge, England Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Ironbridge The Iron Bridge Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3008x2000, 5106 KB) Summary Full frame image of The Iron Bridge, Ironbridge, England Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Ironbridge The Iron Bridge Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... The Iron Bridge The Iron Bridge The Iron Bridge The Iron Bridge crosses the River Severn at the Ironbridge Gorge, by the village of Ironbridge, in Shropshire, England. ... The village, seen from the bridge Ironbridge is a settlement beside the River Severn, at the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire, England. ... The Kingdom of Mercia at its greatest extent (7th to 9th centuries) is shown in green, with the original core area (6th century) given a darker tint. ... Offa (or Alavivaz Olauus) (? - c. ... , Bridgnorth is a town in Shropshire, England, along the Severn Valley. ...


After the Norman Conquest in 1066, major estates in Shropshire were granted to Normans, including Roger de Montgomerie, who ordered significant constructions, particularly in Shrewsbury, the town of which he was Earl[25]. Many defensive castles were built at this time across the county to defend against Welsh and enable effective control of the region, including Ludlow Castle[26] and Shrewsbury Castle[27]. Also in this period, a number of religious foundations were formed, the county largely falling at this time under the diocese of Hereford and that of Coventry and Lichfield. Some areas in later times fell under the diocese of St. Asaph until it ceased to exist in 1920. Roger de Montgomerie, known as Roger the Great de Montgomery, was the first earl of Shrewsbury. ... Ludlow Castles gatehouse Ludlow Castle is a large, now ruined castle which dominates the town of Ludlow in Shropshire, England. ... Shrewsbury Castle Shewsbury Castle is a red sandstone castle in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. ...


The county was a central part of the Welsh Marches during the medieval period and was often embroiled in the power struggles between powerful Marcher Lords, the Earls of March and successive monarchs.[28] The Welsh Marches is an area along the border of England and Wales in the island of Great Britain. ... The title Earl of March has been created several times in the Peerage of Scotland and the Peerage of England. ...


The county also contains a number of historically significant towns, including Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Oswestry. Additionally, the area around Coalbrookdale in the county is seen as highly significant, as it is regarded as one of the birthplaces of the Industrial Revolution. The village of Edgmond in Shropshire is the location of the lowest recorded temperature (in terms of weather) in England and Wales.[29] , Shrewsbury (pronounced either or [1]) is the county town of Shropshire, West Midlands, England. ... , Ludlow is a town in Shropshire, England situated close to the border with Wales in The Welsh Marches. ... Oswestry is a town in Shropshire, England, very close to the Welsh border. ... Coalbrookdale is a settlement in a side valley of the Ironbridge Gorge in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England. ... A Watt steam engine, the steam engine that propelled the Industrial Revolution in Britain and the world. ... Edgmond is a village in Shropshire, England. ...


The modern county boundaries are the same as the historic ones, except for the removal of several exclaves and enclaves, and other minor alterations along the border with Herefordshire and Worcestershire.[30] The largest of the exclaves was Halesowen, which became part of Worcestershire in 1844, and the largest of the enclaves was Herefordshire's Farlow in South Shropshire, transferred to Shropshire in 1844 too.[31] D is Bs exclave, but is not an enclave. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Herefordshire is a historic and ceremonial county and unitary district (known as County of Herefordshire) in the West Midlands region of England. ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ... Halesowen is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, in the West Midlands, England. ... Jan. ... Farlow is a small village in South Shropshire, England. ...


Geography

Geographically, Shropshire is divisible into two distinct halves - North and South. The county has a highly diverse geology. Geological map of Great Britain. ...


North Shropshire

Countryside of mid-Shropshire
The River Severn is the primary waterway of the county.

Politically, North Shropshire is composed of Oswestry district, North Shropshire district, Shrewsbury and Atcham borough and the borough of Telford and Wrekin. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 667 KB) Taken from Lyth Hill, near Bayston Hill, Shropshire. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 667 KB) Taken from Lyth Hill, near Bayston Hill, Shropshire. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2564x1829, 881 KB) The River Severn in Shrewsbury, viewed from Shrewsbury Castle looking downstream. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2564x1829, 881 KB) The River Severn in Shrewsbury, viewed from Shrewsbury Castle looking downstream. ... “Severn” redirects here. ...


The North Shropshire Plain is an extension of the flat and fertile Cheshire Plain. It is here that most of the county's large towns, and population in general, are to be found. Shrewsbury at the centre, Oswestry to the north west, Whitchurch to the north, Market Drayton to the north east and Newport and the Telford conurbation (Telford, Wellington, Oakengates, Donnington and Shifnal) to the east. The land is fertile and agriculture remains a major feature of the landscape and the economy. The River Severn runs through the lower half of this area (from Wales in the west, eastwards), through Shrewsbury and down the Ironbridge Gorge, before heading south to Bridgnorth. Cheshire (or, archaically, the County of Chester)[1] is a county in North West England. ... , Shrewsbury (pronounced either or [1]) is the county town of Shropshire, West Midlands, England. ... Oswestry is a town in Shropshire, England, very close to the Welsh border. ... Map sources for Whitchurch at grid reference SJ541415 Whitchurch is a small town in the north of the county of Shropshire. ... Statistics Population: 10,407 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SJ673341 Administration District: North Shropshire Shire county: Shropshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Shropshire Historic county: Shropshire Services Police force: West Mercia Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: West Midlands Post office and telephone... For other uses, see Newport (disambiguation). ... “Severn” redirects here. ... 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. ... , Bridgnorth is a town in Shropshire, England, along the Severn Valley. ...


The area around Oswestry has more rugged geography than the North Shropshire Plain and the western half is over an extension of the Wrexham Coalfield and there are also copper deposits on the border with Wales. Mining of stone and sand aggregates is still going on in Mid-Shropshire, notably on Haughmond Hill, near Bayston Hill and around the village of Condover. Lead mining also took place at Snailbeach and the Stiperstones, but this has now ceased. Other primary industries, such as forestry and fishing, are to be found too. Oswestry is a town in Shropshire, England, very close to the Welsh border. ... , Wrexham (Welsh: Wrecsam) is a large (former industrial) town, conurbation and principal area of Wales lying in north-eastern part of the country. ... This article is about the country. ... Limestone Quarry Construction aggregate, or simply, aggregate, is a broad category of coarse particulate material used in construction, including sand, gravel, crushed stone, slag, and recycled concrete. ... Shrewsbury and Atcham is a local government district with borough status in Shropshire, England. ... Haughmond Hill is a small, shallow hill in the English county of Shropshire. ... , Bayston Hill is a large village and parish in the English county of Shropshire. ... Condover is a village in Shropshire, England. ... An English village near Shrewsbury, Shropshire. ... The Stiperstones is a hill in the county of Shropshire, England. ...


The A5 and M54 run from Wolverhampton (to the east of the county) across to Telford, around Shrewsbury parallel to the line of Watling Street an ancient trackway. The A5 then turns north west to Oswestry, before heading north into Wales in the Wrexham area. This is an important artery and the corridor is where most of Shropshire's modern commerce and industry is found, notably in Telford new town. There are also a number of railway lines crossing over the area, which centre at Shrewsbury. To the south west of Telford, near the Ironbridge Gorge, is Ironbridge Power Station. The A5 is a major road in the United Kingdom. ... The M54 motorway is a major road in England also known as the Telford motorway. ... // Wolverhampton is a City in the historical county of Staffordshire and metropolian county of the West Midlands. ... The modern Watling Street crossing the Medway at Rochester near the Roman and Celt crossings Watling Street is the name given to an ancient trackway in England and Wales that was first used by the Celts mainly between the modern cities of Canterbury and St Albans. ... The Concise Oxford Dictionary gives the definition of trackway as a path formed by the repeated treading of people or animals, and it is with this idea in mind that this article has been written. ... Ironbridge Power Station (also known as Buildwas Power Station) is a coal fired power station in Shropshire, England. ...

The Wrekin is a prominent geographical feature located in the east of the county.

The new town of Telford is built partly on a former industrial area centred on the East Shropshire Coalfield as well as on former agricultural land. There are still many ex-colliery sites to be found in the area, as well as disused mine shafts. This industrial heritage is an important tourist attraction, as is seen by the growth of museums in the Ironbridge, Coalbrookdale and Jackfield area. Blists Hill museum and historical (Victorian era) village is a major tourist attraction as well as the Iron Bridge itself. In addition, Telford Steam Railway runs from Horsehay. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1982x952, 1291 KB) Summary Photo taken by Chris Bayley with Canon PowerShot A610 A view of the Wrekin, Shropshire near the M54 motorway. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1982x952, 1291 KB) Summary Photo taken by Chris Bayley with Canon PowerShot A610 A view of the Wrekin, Shropshire near the M54 motorway. ... The Wrekin is a hill in east Shropshire , England. ... The village, seen from the bridge Ironbridge is a settlement beside the River Severn, at the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire, England. ... Coalbrookdale is a settlement in a side valley of the Ironbridge Gorge in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England. ... Jackfield is a village in the Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire, England. ... Blists Hill is an industrial open air museum, depicting life as it may have been in Shropshire, during the time of the industrial revolution. ... Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her accession to the Throne, 20 June 1837) gave her name to the historic era The Victorian era of the United Kingdom marked the height of the British Industrial Revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ... 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. ... Map sources for Horsehay at grid reference SJ675075 Horsehay is a small village located in the ceremonial county of Shropshire in England. ...


South Shropshire

For information specifically on the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, see Shropshire Hills AONB.

Politically, the area is composed of South Shropshire district and Bridgnorth district. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is an area of countryside with significant landscape value in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, that has been specially designated by the Countryside Agency on behalf of the United Kingdom government. ... The Shropshire Hills area is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), in the English county of Shropshire, close to the border with Wales. ...

South Shropshire is more rural, with fewer settlements and no large towns, and its landscape differs greatly than that of North Shropshire. The area is dominated by significant hill ranges and river valleys, woods, pine forests and 'batches', a colloquial term for small valleys and other natural features. Farming is more pastoral than the arable found in the north of the county. The only substantial towns are Ludlow, with a population of around 10,000 people, Bridgnorth and Church Stretton. The Shropshire Hills AONB is located in the south-west, covering an area of 804 km²; it forms the only specifically protected area of the county. Inside this area is the popular Long Mynd, a large plateau of 536m Stiperstones and 516 metres high to the East of the Long Mynd, overlooking Church Stretton. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixels Full resolution (960 × 1280 pixel, file size: 173 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Self made: A view of the Long Mynd in Shropshire, looking down Townsbrook Valley towards Burway Hill and Caer Caradoc. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixels Full resolution (960 × 1280 pixel, file size: 173 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Self made: A view of the Long Mynd in Shropshire, looking down Townsbrook Valley towards Burway Hill and Caer Caradoc. ... View down Townsbrook Valley over towards Burway Hill The Long Mynd in Shropshire, England, is a part of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. ... Statistics Population: 4,186 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SO453937 Administration District: South Shropshire Shire county: Shropshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Shropshire Historic county: Shropshire Services Police force: West Mercia Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: West Midlands Post office and telephone... , Ludlow is a town in Shropshire, England situated close to the border with Wales in The Welsh Marches. ... , Bridgnorth is a town in Shropshire, England, along the Severn Valley. ... Statistics Population: 4,186 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SO453937 Administration District: South Shropshire Shire county: Shropshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Shropshire Historic county: Shropshire Services Police force: West Mercia Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: West Midlands Post office and telephone... The Shropshire Hills area is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), in the English county of Shropshire, close to the border with Wales. ... View down Townsbrook Valley over towards Burway Hill The Long Mynd in Shropshire, England, is a part of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. ... The Stiperstones is a hill in the county of Shropshire, England. ... View down Townsbrook Valley over towards Burway Hill The Long Mynd in Shropshire, England, is a part of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. ... Statistics Population: 4,186 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SO453937 Administration District: South Shropshire Shire county: Shropshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Shropshire Historic county: Shropshire Services Police force: West Mercia Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: West Midlands Post office and telephone...


The A49 is the main road through the area, running north to south, from Shrewsbury to Herefordshire. A railway line runs through the area on the same route as the A49 with stations at Church Stretton, Craven Arms and Ludlow. The (heritage) Severn Valley Railway runs from Bridgnorth into Worcestershire. The A49 near Warrington The A49 is a major road in England. ... Herefordshire is a historic and ceremonial county and unitary district (known as County of Herefordshire) in the West Midlands region of England. ... Craven Arms is a small town in South Shropshire, Shropshire, England. ... LMS Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-0 no. ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ...


Church Stretton is known as Little Switzerland due to its valley location and character. Nearby are the old mining and quarrying communities on the Clee Hills, notable geological features in the Onny Valley and Wenlock Edge and fertile farmland in the Corve Dale. The River Teme drains this part of the county, before flowing into Worcestershire to the South and joining the River Severn. A little Switzerland or Schweiz is a landscape, often of wooded hills. ... Titterstone Clee Hill from Ludlow Castle The Clee Hills are a range of hills in Shropshire, England, consisting of Brown Clee Hill (540m), the highest peak in Shropshire, and Titterstone Clee Hill (533m). ... The River Onny is a river in Shropshire, England. ... Wenlock Edge is a limestone escarpment near Much Wenlock, Shropshire, England. ... The River Teme rises in mid-Wales south of Newtown, Powys and flows through Ludlow in Shropshire, then between Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire and Burford, Shropshire on its way to join the River Severn south of Worcester. ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ...


One of the Clee Hills, the Brown Clee Hill, is the county's highest peak at 546 m. Brown Clee Hill is a hill in the rural English county of Shropshire. ...


South West Shropshire, or simply "Clun", is a little known and remote part of the county, with Clun Forest, Offa's Dyke and the River Clun. The small towns of Clun and Bishop's Castle are in this area. The countryside here is very rural and is in parts wild and forested. To the south of Clun is the Welsh town of Knighton. Clun Forest is a remote, rural area of open pastures and mixed deciduous/ coniferous woodland in the southwest part of the English county of Shropshire. ... Rough cross-section of Offas Dyke, showing how it was designed to protect Mercia against attacks/raids from Powys. ... The River Clun is a river in South Shropshire which runs through the small town of Clun, as well as Newcastle upon Clun and other villages in this very rural area. ... Map sources for Clun at grid reference SO352801 Clun is a small town in Shropshire, England, in the district of South Shropshire. ... Bishops Castle is a small market town in Shropshire, England, and formerly its smallest borough. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Transport

The Shropshire Union Canal near Norbury Junction.
The Shropshire Union Canal near Norbury Junction.

Shropshire is connected to the rest of the United Kingdom via a number of road and rail links. Historically, rivers in the county and the Shropshire Union Canal were used for transport also, although their use in transport is now significantly reduced. The county's main transportation hub is Shrewsbury, through which many significant roads and railways pass and join. Download high resolution version (1024x768, 114 KB) Photograph of the Shropshire Union Canal near Norbury Junction. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 114 KB) Photograph of the Shropshire Union Canal near Norbury Junction. ... The Shropshire Union Canal near Norbury Junction The Shropshire Union Canal is a canal linking Wolverhampton with the River Mersey. ...


Major roads in the county include the M54 motorway, sometimes referred to as the "Telford Motorway", which connects Telford to the rest of the motorway network, and more specifically to the West Midlands county. The A5 also runs through the county, in an east-west direction. The road formerly ran through Shrewsbury, although a large dual-carriageway bypass has since been built. Other major trunk roads in the county include the north-south A49, the A53 and the A41. The M54 motorway is a major road in England also known as the Telford motorway. ... The County of West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England, formed in 1974. ... The A5 is a major road in the United Kingdom. ... The A49 near Warrington The A49 is a major road in England. ... The A53 is a route on the UK highway network that runs from Shrewsbury, in the English county of Shropshire, to Buxton, in the English county of Derbyshire. ... The A41 is a major trunk road in England, United Kingdom that links London and Birkenhead. ...


There are a number of major railway lines running through the county, including the Welsh Marches Line, the Cambrian Line, the Heart of Wales Line and the Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury Line. The two train operating companies working in the county are Central Trains and Arriva Trains Wales, but a new company, the Wrexham, Shropshire and Marylebone Railway, may soon begin operating. The Welsh Marches Line is the railway line from Newport to Crewe via Abergavenny, Hereford, Craven Arms, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch. ... The Cambrian Line is a railway from Shrewsbury (in Shropshire, England) to Welshpool, Aberystwyth and Pwllheli. ... The end of the line in Shropshire at Craven Arms - here it joins the Welsh Marches Line. ... The Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury Line (previously starting from Birmingham) is the railway line from Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury via Wellington. ... Central Trains rolling stock at Liverpool Lime Street railway station Central Trains is a train operating company in the United Kingdom, running local and long-distance services in central England. ... Arriva Trains Wales (Welsh: ) is a train operating company that operates urban and inter urban passenger services in Wales and the Welsh Marches. ... The Wrexham, Shropshire and Marylebone Railway (WSMR) is a newly formed railway company, which will run trains from Wrexham, in North Wales, to London on an open-access basis under the name Wrexham & Shropshire from 2008[1]. // WSMR is a joint venture between two existing railway companies: Renaissance Trains and...


Shropshire is also the home of two major water supply aqueducts, the Elan Aqueduct running through South Shropshire carrying water from Elan Valley to Birmingham and the Vyrnwy Aqueduct running through North Shropshire delivering water from Lake Vyrnwy to Liverpool. For other uses, see Aqueduct (disambiguation). ... Caban Coch Dam The Elan Valley is situated to the west of Rhayader, in Powys. ... Birmingham (pron. ... Lake Vyrnwy (Llyn Efyrnwy or Fyrnwy in Welsh) is a Victorian reservoir in North Wales built in the 1880s by the Corporation of Liverpool to provide fresh water for the city, over 70 miles away. ... For other uses, see Liverpool (disambiguation). ...


Towns and villages

Further information: List of places in Shropshire, Category: Towns in Shropshire, and Category: Villages in Shropshire

Shropshire has no cities, but 22 towns, of which 2 can be considered major[32]. Telford is the largest town in the county with a population of 138,241 (which is approximately 30% of the total Salopian populace); whereas the county town of Shrewsbury has a lower, but still sizeable population of 70,560 (15%). Other substantial settlements include Oswestry, Bridgnorth and Ludlow. The majority of settlements can be classed as villages. Towns and villages are primarily concentrated in a central belt that roughly follows the A5/M54 roadway. Other settlements are concentrated on rivers, i.e. Ironbridge on the Severn, as these waterways were historically vital to trade. [33] This is a list of towns and villages in the ceremonial county of Shropshire, England. ... , This article is about the town of Telford, Shropshire. ... , Shrewsbury (pronounced either or [1]) is the county town of Shropshire, West Midlands, England. ... Oswestry is a town in Shropshire, England, very close to the Welsh border. ... , Bridgnorth is a town in Shropshire, England, along the Severn Valley. ... , Ludlow is a town in Shropshire, England situated close to the border with Wales in The Welsh Marches. ... The A5 is a major road in the United Kingdom. ... The M54 motorway is a major road in England also known as the Telford motorway. ... The village, seen from the bridge Ironbridge is a settlement beside the River Severn, at the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire, England. ...

Towns (by Population):
Telford (138,241)

Shrewsbury (70,560)
Wellington (20,430)
Oswestry (15,613)
Bridgnorth (12,212)
Newport (10,814)
Ludlow (10,500)
Market Drayton (10,407)
Whitchurch (8,907)
Bayston Hill (5,247)
Wem (5,142)
Church Stretton (4,186)
Pontesbury (3,500)
Ellesmere (3,223)
Much Wenlock (2,605)
Craven Arms (2,289)
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Ironbridge (2,457)

Bishop's Castle (1,630)

Borough Key:
1 - Telford & Wrekin (UA) (161,600)
2 - Shrewsbury & Atcham (96,300)
3 - North Shropshire (59,100)
4 - Bridgnorth (52,200)
5 - South Shropshire (42,300)
6 - Oswestry (39,200)

Colour Key:
      Rivers
      Motorways
      'A' Roads
      District boundaries
      Settlements The village, seen from the bridge Ironbridge is a settlement beside the River Severn, at the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire, England. ... Bishops Castle is a small market town in Shropshire, England, and formerly its smallest borough. ... Telford and Wrekin is a unitary district with borough status in the West Midlands region of England. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... Shrewsbury and Atcham is a local government district with borough status in Shropshire, England. ... North Shropshire is a local government district in Shropshire, England. ... Bridgnorth is a local government district in Shropshire, England. ... South Shropshire is a local government district in south west Shropshire, England. ... Oswestry is a small local government district with borough status in Shropshire, England. ... Shropshire (pronounced /, -/), alternatively known as Salop[6] or abbreviated Shrops[7], is a county in the West Midlands of England. ... Motorway symbol in UK, France and Ireland. ... Great Britain has many ancient roads and trackways dating back not only to the Roman occupation of southern Britain but to much earlier times, including the oldest engineered road to be discovered anywhere in the world: the Sweet Track dating from the 3800s BC. With the advent of the motor... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... This is a list of towns and villages in the ceremonial county of Shropshire, England. ...

Economy

Shrewsbury's town centre contains the Darwin, Pride Hill and Riverside shopping centres, as well as more traditional historic retail areas.
Telford Plaza in Telford Town Centre.
Beatties department store opened in 2004 at the west end of Telford Shopping Centre.

The economy of Shropshire was traditionally dominated by agriculture[34]. However, in more recent years it has become more service orientated. The county town of Shrewsbury, the historic castle-dominated Ludlow and the industrial birthplace of Ironbridge Gorge are the foremost tourist areas in Shropshire[35], along with the reclaimed canal network which provides canal barge holidays on the Shropshire Union Canal and linked canal networks in the region, although the natural beauty of the county draws people to all areas. Image File history File linksMetadata PridehillCB.jpg‎ Summary Pride Hill and Mardol Head, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. ... Image File history File linksMetadata PridehillCB.jpg‎ Summary Pride Hill and Mardol Head, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... , This article is about the town of Telford, Shropshire. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 325 pixelsFull resolution (814 × 331 pixel, file size: 206 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Beatties store in Telford Shopping Centre, Telford, England. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 325 pixelsFull resolution (814 × 331 pixel, file size: 206 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Beatties store in Telford Shopping Centre, Telford, England. ... Beatties is a British department store group with 12 stores across the Midlands. ... For the larger Town Centre area, see Telford#Telford Town Centre. ... , Shrewsbury (pronounced either or [1]) is the county town of Shropshire, West Midlands, England. ... , Ludlow is a town in Shropshire, England situated close to the border with Wales in The Welsh Marches. ... 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 Shropshire Union Canal near Norbury Junction The Shropshire Union Canal is a canal linking Wolverhampton with the River Mersey. ...


Industry is mostly found in Telford, Oswestry, Whitchurch, Market Drayton and Shrewsbury, though small industrial estates can be found in other, rural towns such as Church Stretton and Newport. Shrewsbury is becoming a centre for distribution and warehousing, as it is located on a nodal point of the regional road network[36]. In Telford, a new rail freight facility is being built at Donnington. , This article is about the town of Telford, Shropshire. ... Oswestry is a town in Shropshire, England, very close to the Welsh border. ... Map sources for Whitchurch at grid reference SJ541415 Whitchurch is a small town in the north of the county of Shropshire. ... Statistics Population: 10,407 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SJ673341 Administration District: North Shropshire Shire county: Shropshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Shropshire Historic county: Shropshire Services Police force: West Mercia Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: West Midlands Post office and telephone... Statistics Population: 4,186 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SO453937 Administration District: South Shropshire Shire county: Shropshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Shropshire Historic county: Shropshire Services Police force: West Mercia Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: West Midlands Post office and telephone... Map sources for Newport at grid reference SJ7419 Newport is a market town in Shropshire, England, some 6 miles north of Telford. ... For other places named Donnington, see: Donnington Donnington now forms part of the new town of Telford in Shropshire, England. ...


Telford and Shrewsbury are the county's two main retail centres, with contrasting styles of shopping - Shrewsbury's largely historic streets and Telford's large modern mall, Telford Shopping Centre[37]. Shrewsbury also has two medium-sized shopping centres, the indoor 'Pride Hill' and 'Darwin' centres (both located on Pride Hill)[38], and a smaller, partially covered, 'Riverside Mall'. Shrewsbury's situation of being the nearest substantial town for those in a large area of mid-Wales helps it draw in considerable numbers of shoppers, notably on Saturday. For the larger Town Centre area, see Telford#Telford Town Centre. ... Powys is a local government principal area and a preserved county in Wales. ...


Well-known companies in Shropshire include Müller Dairy (UK) Ltd in Market Drayton[39]. The RAF have two bases at RAF Cosford and RAF Shawbury[40], and the charity PDSA has its head office in Priorslee, Telford[41]. Müller is a multinational dairy company, making a wide range of yoghurts and other chilled deserts. ... Statistics Population: 10,407 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SJ673341 Administration District: North Shropshire Shire county: Shropshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Shropshire Historic county: Shropshire Services Police force: West Mercia Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: West Midlands Post office and telephone... DCAE Cosford (previously RAF Cosford)[1] (IATA: N/A, ICAO: EGWC) is a Royal Air Force station in Cosford, Shropshire, Shropshire, just to the northwest of Wolverhampton and next to Albrighton. ... RAF Shawbury is a Royal Air Force station near Shrewsbury, Shropshire. ... PDSA is a veterinary charity in the United Kingdom. ... St Georges and Priorslee are suburbs of the new town of Telford in Shropshire, England. ...


Statistics

Below is the chart of regional gross value added for the non-metropolitan county (without Telford & Wrekin) of Shropshire at current basic prices published (pp.240-253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.

Year Regional Gross Value Added[42] Agriculture[43] Industry[44] Services[45]
1995 2,388 238 618 1,533
2000 2,977 177 739 2,061
2003 3,577 197 843 2,538

With the statistics for the borough of Telford and Wrekin added, the total for the Shire (non-metropolitan) county is: Telford and Wrekin is a unitary district with borough status in the West Midlands region of England. ... A shire county or non-metropolitan county in England, is a county level entity which is not a metropolitan county. ...

Year Regional Gross Value Added[46] Agriculture[47] Industry[48] Services[49]
1995 4,151 266 1,483 2,403
2000 5,049 197 1,512 3,340
2003 5,947 218 1,693 4,038

Education

Shrewsbury Sixth Form College
Shrewsbury Sixth Form College

Shropshire has a completely comprehensive education system, with thirteen independent schools, including the prestigious Shrewsbury School, which the famed Charles Darwin attended. In the ceremonial county, the Telford and Wrekin borough has two selective schools and two independent schools. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 569 pixelsFull resolution (1956 × 1392 pixel, file size: 435 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Shrewsbury School as viewed from across the River Severn, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 569 pixelsFull resolution (1956 × 1392 pixel, file size: 435 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Shrewsbury School as viewed from across the River Severn, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. ... Shrewsbury School (formally known as King Edward VI Grammar School, Shrewsbury) is an independent school, located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. ... The front of the oldest building of Adams Grammar School as seen from Newport High Street. ... The front of the oldest building of Adams Grammar School as seen from Newport High Street. ... Adams Grammar School is a state grammar school in Newport, Shropshire. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 570 pixelsFull resolution (2185 × 1557 pixel, file size: 743 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Shrewsbury Sixth Form College in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 570 pixelsFull resolution (2185 × 1557 pixel, file size: 743 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Shrewsbury Sixth Form College in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. ... Shrewsbury Sixth Form College is a post-secondary co-educational sixth form college located in Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire, England. ... Shrewsbury School (formally known as King Edward VI Grammar School, Shrewsbury) is an independent school, located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. ... For other people of the same surname, and places and things named after Charles Darwin, see Darwin. ...


Secondary education

The average number of pupils achieving five good GCSEs at grades A-C in England including Maths and English is 45.8%. For Shropshire it is 50.3, which is very good and the highest in the whole of the West Midlands for traditional counties (although excluding low-performing Telford will artificially boost Shropshire's average significantly). Every district is above the England average. Around 3500 school pupils take GCSEs each year in Shropshire, with the Oswestry district only having two schools and the Shrewsbury and Atcham district having the largest school population. Year sizes are mostly under two hundred; some counties have typical year sizes between 2-300. The best school at GCSE is The Corbet School in Baschurch, followed by the Church Stretton School and Priory School in Shrewsbury. Bottom place is shared by two schools in Shrewsbury - the Sundorne School and Sports College and the Wakeman School, however, it should be noted that these results can be skewed as there is no method to distinguish which schools use the GNVQ system (1 GNVQ = 4 GCSEs) and which do not. As such, The Wakeman, which uses no GNVQs, may appear worse than it actually is results-wise. The West Midlands is an official Region of England, covering the western half of the Midlands. ... Baschurch is a large rural village in North Shropshire, north of Shrewsbury. ... The Priory School is a secondary school in the market town of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. ... Sundorne is a suburb of the town of Shrewsbury, county town of Shropshire. ...


Below are the GCSE results as percentages, for each district/borough of the county:

South Shropshire is a local government district in south west Shropshire, England. ... Oswestry is a small local government district with borough status in Shropshire, England. ... Bridgnorth is a local government district in Shropshire, England. ... North Shropshire is a local government district in Shropshire, England. ... Shrewsbury and Atcham is a local government district with borough status in Shropshire, England. ... Telford and Wrekin is a unitary district with borough status in the West Midlands region of England. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ...

Further education

At A level, results are above the England average, although only two schools perform well. The best is Shrewsbury Sixth Form College, getting results only slightly lower than Shrewsbury School, followed by Bridgnorth Endowed School. Sixth form colleges often do very well - much better than traditional schools. Telford and Wrekin, although producing some lower than average GCSE results in general, has three superlative schools - two selective (Adams' Grammar School and Newport Girls' High School) and a City Technology College (Thomas Telford School) that produce results much better than any state or independent school in Shropshire (except the Concord College in Shrewsbury). Overall, Telford has slightly lower results than Shropshire at A level, although Telford New College performs at the England average. Shrewsbury Sixth Form College is a post-secondary co-educational sixth form college located in Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire, England. ... Adams Grammar School is a state grammar school in Newport, Shropshire. ... In England, City Technology Colleges (CTCs) are independent schools which charge no fees as their recurrent costs are paid by the DfES and businesses within the private sector. ... Thomas Telford School is a City Technology College in Telford, Shropshire, in the United Kingdom. ... New College Telford is a sixth form college situated in Wellington, Telford, part of the county of Shropshire, England. ...


Places of interest

Attingham Park Mansion
Attingham Park Mansion
Shrewsbury Castle

Attingham Park is a country house in Shropshire, England, which is owned by the National Trust. ... Atcham is a village in the English county of Shropshire. ... Blists Hill is an industrial open air museum, depicting life as it may have been in Shropshire, during the time of the industrial revolution. ... Madeley is a district of Telford, in Shropshire. ... Bishops Castle is a small market-town in Shropshire, England, and formerly its smallest borough. ... Boscobel House, on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border, England, was built around 1632, when landowner John Gifford of White Ladies Priory converted a timber-framed farmhouse into a hunting lodge, Boscobel house became one of the most evocative sites in the English historical imagination. ... // Wolverhampton is a City in the historical county of Staffordshire and metropolian county of the West Midlands. ... Brown Clee Hill is a hill in the rural English county of Shropshire. ... South Shropshire is a local government district in south west Shropshire, England. ... Burford is a village and civil parish in the South Shropshire district of Shropshire, England. ... Caer Caradoc is a hill in the English county of Shropshire. ... Statistics Population: 4,186 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SO453937 Administration District: South Shropshire Shire county: Shropshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Shropshire Historic county: Shropshire Services Police force: West Mercia Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: West Midlands Post office and telephone... View down Townsbrook Valley over towards Burway Hill The Long Mynd in Shropshire, England, is a part of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. ... Statistics Population: 4,186 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SO453937 Administration District: South Shropshire Shire county: Shropshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Shropshire Historic county: Shropshire Services Police force: West Mercia Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: West Midlands Post office and telephone... Clun Castle, is a now ruined castle in the small town of Clun, Shropshire. ... Map sources for Clun at grid reference SO352801 Clun is a small town in Shropshire, England, in the district of South Shropshire. ... Flounders Folly is a tower built on Callow Hill, near Craven Arms, Shropshire. ... Craven Arms is a small town in South Shropshire, Shropshire, England. ... Haughmond Hill is a small, shallow hill in the English county of Shropshire. ... , Shrewsbury (pronounced either or [1]) is the county town of Shropshire, West Midlands, England. ... Haughmond Abbey at Haughmond Hill in Shropshire, otherwise known as the Abbey of Saint John, was founded in about 1100 AD. A statue of St John the Evangelist with his emblem can be found carved into the arches of the chapter house. ... Hawkstone Park lies near to Market Drayton, in Shropshire, England. ... North Shropshire is a local government district in Shropshire, England. ... Hopton Castle Hopton Castle is situated in the village of the same name which lies approximately half way between Knighton and Craven Arms, in the English county of Shropshire (grid reference SO367779). ... Craven Arms is a small town in South Shropshire, Shropshire, England. ... The village, seen from the bridge Ironbridge is a settlement beside the River Severn, at the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire, England. ... The village, seen from the bridge Ironbridge is a settlement beside the River Severn, at the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire, England. ... Sir Humphrey Kynaston (1474 - 1534) A.K.A. Humphrey the Wild A.K.A. Red Kynaston A.K.A. Huphrey Kinneston Biography Born in 1474 to Roger Kynaston (c. ... Nesscliffe is a village in the borough of Shrewsbury and Atcham and the county of Shropshire. ... Langley Chapel exterior Langley Chapel interior Langley Chapel is a 17th Century Anglican Church, now in the care of English Heritage. ... , Shrewsbury (pronounced either or [1]) is the county town of Shropshire, West Midlands, England. ... View down Townsbrook Valley over towards Burway Hill The Long Mynd in Shropshire, England, is a part of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. ... Statistics Population: 4,186 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SO453937 Administration District: South Shropshire Shire county: Shropshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Shropshire Historic county: Shropshire Services Police force: West Mercia Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: West Midlands Post office and telephone... Ludlow Castles gatehouse Ludlow Castle is a large, now ruined castle which dominates the town of Ludlow in Shropshire, England. ... , Ludlow is a town in Shropshire, England situated close to the border with Wales in The Welsh Marches. ... Mitchells Fold (sometimes called Medgels Fold) is a stone circle in South-West Shropshire, located on Stapeley Hill, near the village of Priestweston. ... Chirbury (pronounced Churbury) is a village in Shropshire, England, situated close to the Welsh border. ... Medieval building Elizabethan building Moreton Corbet Castle is an English Heritage property located near the village of Moreton Corbet,Shropshire,England. ... Moreton Corbet is a small village in Shropshire, England. ... A signpost near Llandegla, Denbighshire Offas Dyke Path (Welsh: Llwybr Clawdd Offa) is a long distance footpath along the Welsh-English border. ... The Welsh Marches is an area along the border of England and Wales in the island of Great Britain. ... Shrewsbury Abbey, now famous for its prominent role in the Brother Cadfael mysteries of Ellis Peters, is a medieval monastic foundation. ... , Shrewsbury (pronounced either or [1]) is the county town of Shropshire, West Midlands, England. ... Shrewsbury Castle Shewsbury Castle is a red sandstone castle in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. ... , Shrewsbury (pronounced either or [1]) is the county town of Shropshire, West Midlands, England. ... The Shropshire Hills area is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), in the English county of Shropshire, close to the border with Wales. ... Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a United Kingdom. ... South Shropshire is a local government district in south west Shropshire, England. ... The Shropshire Union Canal near Norbury Junction The Shropshire Union Canal is a canal linking Wolverhampton with the River Mersey. ... An English village near Shrewsbury, Shropshire. ... , Shrewsbury (pronounced either or [1]) is the county town of Shropshire, West Midlands, England. ... St Laurence Church: One of the large stained glass windows St Laurence Church, Ludlow was established as a Norman place of worship in association with the founding of Ludlow in the 11th century AD. This parish church in Shropshire, England contains an extensive set of misericords in the choir stalls... A rugged range of mountains in Shropshire, England which is crowned by a ridge known as the Devils Chair. ... Pontesbury is a large village in Shropshire, England and is near to the county town, Shrewsbury. ... Stokesay Castles Jacobean timbered Gatehouse. ... Craven Arms is a small town in South Shropshire, Shropshire, England. ... 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. ... , This article is about the town of Telford, Shropshire. ... Titterstone Clee Hill, sometimes reffered to as Clee Hill is a hill in the rural English county of Shropshire, rising at the summit to 533 metres above sea level. ... , Ludlow is a town in Shropshire, England situated close to the border with Wales in The Welsh Marches. ... Wenlock Edge is a limestone escarpment near Much Wenlock, Shropshire, England. ... Much Wenlock is a town in Shropshire, England. ... The spectacular ruins of Wenlock Priory in Much Wenlock, Shropshire (Grid reference SJ625001) are the remains of a 12th century church that belonged to the Cluniac monastery, refounded in 1079 and 1082, on the site of an earlier 7th century foundation, by Roger de Montgomery. ... , This photograph of Whittington Castle before its recent renovation was published in Thos D. Murphys work In Unfamiliar England (1910). ... Oswestry is a town in Shropshire, England, very close to the Welsh border. ... The Wrekin is a hill in east Shropshire , England. ... Ercall Hill, sometimes known simply as The Ercall, is a small hill in the ceremonial county of Shropshire, England. ... For the first Duke of Wellington, see Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. ... Wroxeter is a village in the county of Shropshire, England, on the east bank of the River Severn, at grid reference SJ563082. ... Atcham is a village in the English county of Shropshire. ... 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Famous people

Clive of India statue in Shrewsbury's Square.
Charles Darwin, creator of Darwinism theory.
Charles Darwin, creator of Darwinism theory.

Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 2. ... Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive Another Robert Clive was formerly British ambassador to Japan. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... For other people of the same surname, and places and things named after Charles Darwin, see Darwin. ... Charles Darwin Darwinism is a term for the underlying theory in those ideas of Charles Darwin concerning evolution and natural selection. ... Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive of Plassey (September 29, 1725 - November 22, 1774) was the statesman and general who established the empire of British India. ... Earl of Craven, in the County of York, is a title that has been created twice. ... Stokesay Castles Jacobean timbered Gatehouse. ... Abraham Darby is the name of three generations of an English Quaker family that was key to the development of the Industrial Revolution. ... For other people of the same surname, and places and things named after Charles Darwin, see Darwin. ... K.K. Downing of Judas Priest K.K. Downing was born as Kenneth Downing on October 27, 1951 in Walsall, England. ... For other uses, see Judas priest (curse). ... William Farr in 1870 William Farr (November 30, 1807 - April 14, 1883) was a nineteenth century British epidemiologist, regarded as one of the founders of medical statistics. ... Chris Hawkins is the presenter of the BBC 6 Music overnight radio show. ... Loppington is a village in Shropshire, England, in the North Shropshire district, situated a few miles west of Wem. ... There were a few people named George Jeffreys: George Jeffreys was an English organ composer George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys was a British politician, better known as Lord Jeffreys or Judge Jeffreys George Jeffreys founder of the Elim Pentecostal Church This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists... Map sources for Wem at grid reference SJ513288 If you are looking for the mall in Edmonton (WEM), see West Edmonton Mall. ... The Peace Quadriga Adrian Jones (1845 - 1938) was an English sculptor and painter who specialised in animals, particularly horses. ... Stephen Marchant AM (1912-2003) was born in Shropshire, studied geology at Caius College, Cambridge, and worked in the oil exploration business in in many countries, using the opportunities arising from his postings to study birdlife around the world. ... Lionel Murray, Baron Murray of Epping Forest, PC, known as Len Murray (August 2, 1922 - May 20, 2004) was a British Labour politician and union leader. ... A Gentile Plea for Chaos Mirabel Osler is an English writer. ... Wilfred Edward Salter Owen, MC (March 18, 1893 – November 4, 1918) was a British poet and soldier, regarded by many as the leading poet of the First World War. ... Edith Mary Pargeter, BEM (September 28, 1913–October 14, 1995) was a prolific British author of works in many categories, especially history andhistorical fiction, and was also honoured for her translations of Czech classics; she is probably best known for her murder mysteries, both historical and modern. ... This article is about Edmund Plowden (1518-1585), English legal scholar and theorist, see Sir Edmund Plowden (1590-1659), for the Lord Proprietor, Earl Palatine, Governor and Captain General of the Province of New Albion. ... This article is about Edmund Plowden (1518-1585), English legal scholar and theorist, see Sir Edmund Plowden (1590-1659), for the Lord Proprietor, Earl Palatine, Governor and Captain General of the Province of New Albion. ... This article is about the area claimed by Francis Drake. ... Barbara Mary Crampton Pym (June 2, 1913 - January 11, 1980) was an English novelist. ... Album cover of Bridge of Spies by TPau TPau was a late 1980s rock group led by singer Carol Decker. ... Philip Sidney. ... Mary Webb (March 25, 1881 - October 8, 1927), was an English romantic novelist of the early 20th century, whose novels are set chiefly in the Shropshire countryside which she knew and loved well. ... 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: , the sleeve) is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that separates the island of Great Britain from northern France and joins the North Sea to the Atlantic. ... Billy Wright, CBE (6 February 1924 – 3 September 1994) was an English footballer for Wolverhampton Wanderers. ... Sir Humphrey Kynaston (1474 - 1534) A.K.A. Humphrey the Wild A.K.A. Red Kynaston A.K.A. Huphrey Kinneston Biography Born in 1474 to Roger Kynaston (c. ... Folk image of a mounted highwayman Highwayman was a term used particularly in Britain during the 17th and 18th centuries to describe robbers who targeted people traveling by stagecoach and other modes of transport along public highways. ... John Mytton (30 September 1796 - 29 March 1834) was a notable British eccentric and Regency rake. ... Hayward Gallery, London The Hayward Gallery is an art gallery within the South Bank Centre, situated on the South Bank of the River Thames, in central London, England. ...

Politics

Election results 2001
Election results 2001
Election results 2005
Election results 2005

Shropshire has five constituencies, four of which returned Conservative MPs at the 2005 general election and one, Telford, returned a Labour MP. This is a marked change from the 2001 general election result, where the county returned only one Conservative, three Labour and a Liberal Democrat to the Commons (see maps to the right). Image File history File links Labour = Red Conservatives = Blue Liberal Democrats = Orange See Shropshire#Politics File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Labour = Red Conservatives = Blue Liberal Democrats = Orange See Shropshire#Politics File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Blue constituencies = Tory win and Red constituency = Labour win See Shropshire#Politics File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Blue constituencies = Tory win and Red constituency = Labour win See Shropshire#Politics File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The ceremonial county of Shropshire, (which includes the unitary authority of Telford and Wrekin), is divided into 5 Parliamentary constituencies - 1 Borough constituency and 4 County constituencies. ...


The current MPs of Shropshire are:

In 2005 there was also a County Council election in which the Conservatives gained overall control of the shire county. Telford and Wrekin Unitary Authority remains under Labour control. Being a rural county, there are a number of independent councillors on the various councils in the county. [50] The Right Honourable David Wright (born December 22, 1966, Telford) is a politician in the United Kingdom, and Labour Party member of Parliament for Telford. ... Telford is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... , This article is about the town of Telford, Shropshire. ... Owen William Paterson (born 24 June 1956, Whitchurch) is a British politician. ... Shropshire North is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... North Shropshire is a local government district in Shropshire, England. ... Oswestry is a small local government district with borough status in Shropshire, England. ... Philip Martin Dunne (born 1958) is a British politician and the Conservative Party Member of Parliament for Ludlow. ... Ludlow is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... South Shropshire is a local government district in south west Shropshire, England. ... Daniel Robert Kawczynski (born January 24, 1972) is the Conservative Party Member for Parliament for Shrewsbury and Atcham in Shropshire, England. ... Shrewsbury and Atcham is a constituency (and a borough - see Shrewsbury and Atcham) represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Shrewsbury and Atcham is a local government district with borough status in Shropshire, England. ... Mark Andrew Pritchard is the Conservative MP for The Wrekin. ... The Wrekin is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Telford and Wrekin is a unitary district with borough status in the West Midlands region of England. ...


The Conservatives gained complete control of Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council in the May 2006 local elections.


Cultural references

Leonard Malcolm Saville (1901-1982) was an English author born in Hastings, Sussex. ... Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck performing The Bugs Bunny Show theme song, The Bugs Bunny Overture (This is It!). The Bugs Bunny Show was a long-running American television anthology series hosted by Bugs Bunny, that was comprised of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons made between 1948 and 1963. ... Blott on the Landscape is a novel written in 1975 by Tom Sharpe. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... The cast The Green Green Grass is a British situation comedy series written by John Sullivan. ... A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas (commonly known as A Christmas Carol ) is what Charles Dickens described as his little Christmas Book and was first published on December 19, 1843 with illustrations by John Leech. ... The Gay Meadow is the former home ground of Shrewsbury Town FC, a football club in England. ... Shrewsbury Town Football Club is an English football club currently playing in Football League Two, the fourth tier of English football. ... ITV1 is the name, in England, Wales and the Scottish borders, for a terrestrial, free-to-air television channel, broadcast in the United Kingdom by the ITV network. ... Coronation Street is an award winning British soap opera. ... Ted and Ralph are fictional characters played by Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson in the BBC comedy sketch show The Fast Show. ... Called English literatures performing flea, P. G. Wodehouse, pictured in 1904, became famous for his complex plots, ingenious wordplay, and prolific output. ... Blandings Castle is a fictitious location in the stories and novels of P. G. Wodehouse. ... Clarence Threepwood, 9th Earl of Emsworth, Viscount Bosham is a fictional character created by British comic writer P. G. Wodehouse. ... The Importance of Being Earnest is a play by Oscar Wilde, a comedy of manners on the seriousness of society in either three or four acts (depending on edition) inspired by W. S. Gilberts Engaged. ... Alfred Edward Housman (March 26, 1859 _ April 30, 1936) was an English poet and classical scholar, now best known for his cycle of poems A Shropshire Lad. ... A Shropshire Lad is a cycle of sixty-three poems by the English poet Alfred Edward Housman. ... A statue of Ralph Vaughan Williams in Dorking. ...

Sport

The New Meadow, stadium of Shrewsbury's STFC.
The New Meadow, stadium of Shrewsbury's STFC.
Hawkstone Motocross Circuit.
Hawkstone Motocross Circuit.

There are a number of significant sporting clubs and facilities in Shropshire, many of which are found in Shrewsbury, in addition to a number of clubs found locally throughout the county. Below are some of the more major sporting entities of the county: Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 199 pixelsFull resolution (1156 × 287 pixel, file size: 134 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Shrewsbury Towns stadium Taken around midday on July 30, 2007 Taken by Slumgum For use on New Meadow article. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 199 pixelsFull resolution (1156 × 287 pixel, file size: 134 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Shrewsbury Towns stadium Taken around midday on July 30, 2007 Taken by Slumgum For use on New Meadow article. ... The New Meadow is the provisional name for the new Shrewsbury Town stadium. ... Shrewsbury Town Football Club is an English football club currently playing in Football League Two, the fourth tier of English football. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 445 pixelsFull resolution (1748 × 973 pixel, file size: 475 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 445 pixelsFull resolution (1748 × 973 pixel, file size: 475 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... , Shrewsbury (pronounced either or [1]) is the county town of Shropshire, West Midlands, England. ...

Shrewsbury Town F.C. are an English football team currently playing in Football League Two after being promoted in 2004 from the Nationwide Conference. ... A.F.C. Telford United are an English football club based in Telford, Shropshire, playing in the Northern Premier League Premier Division. ... Hawkstone Park Motocross Circuit, typically referred to as Hawkstone Park or Hawkstone, is a motocross circuit situated near Market Drayton, north Shropshire. ... League: EPIHL Founded: 2001 Home Ice: Telford Ice Rink Capacity: 2250 Ice Size: 184ft x 85ft City: Telford, United Kingdom Colours: White, Orange, and Black Head Coach: Claude Dumas Ownership: Unknown Telford Tigers were formed in 2001 although from 2001-2005 they were known as the Telford Wild Foxes, and... Telford Raiders ARLFC are a rugby league club based in the town of Telford in Shropshire, England. ... The Shropshire Revolution are a British American Football team based in Telford, Shropshire. ...

See also

For other units with the same regimental number, see 53rd Regiment of Foot The 53rd (Shropshire) Regiment of Foot was a British Army regiment founded in 1755. ... The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... Etymological list of counties of the United Kingdom is a list of the origins of the names of counties of the United Kingdom. ... Geological map of Great Britain. ... This is a list of civil parishes in the English ceremonial county of Shropshire. ... Shropshire has a fairly large railway network, with 19 national rail stations, as well as the famous heritage Severn Valley Railway running along its eastern border with Worcestershire. ... The Shropshire Family History Society, is a Family History Society that covers the county of Shropshire, United Kingdom sometime known as Salop. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Shropshire Archives is located in Shrewsbury, England and is the archives and local studies service for the historic county of Shropshire, which includes the borough of Telford and Wrekin. ...

References

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  42. ^ Components may not sum to totals due to rounding
  43. ^ includes hunting and forestry
  44. ^ includes energy and construction
  45. ^ includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured
  46. ^ Components may not sum to totals due to rounding
  47. ^ includes hunting and forestry
  48. ^ includes energy and construction
  49. ^ includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured
  50. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/shropshire/news/election/ BBC Shropshire website Retrieved 10th September, 2007

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External links

  • Shropshire Tourism- The official tourism website for Shropshire.
  • i Shropshire - Search engine for Shropshire topics
  • 1911 Encyclopedia - Shropshire article in the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Goodbye Gay Meadow - Book about Shrewsbury Town's old historic ground, Gay Meadow

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