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The Shropshire Hills area is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It is in England, close to the border with Wales. Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a United Kingdom. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... For an explanation of often confusing terms such as Great Britain, Britain, United Kingdom and England, see British Isles (terminology). ...



Towns Brown Clee Hill is a hill in the rural English county of Shropshire. ... Stiperstones is the name of 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. ... Titterstone Clee Hill is a hill in the rural English county of Shropshire, rising at the summit to 533 metres above sea level. ... 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 Long Mynd, or Long Mountain, is a ridge of high ground in South Shropshire, running roughly SW to NE, and extending some 15 km in length, between the Stiperstones to the west, and Wenlock Edge to the east. ... Caer Caradoc is a hill in the English county of Shropshire. ... Corndon Hill is a hill in Powys, Wales whose summit rises to 513 m above sea level. ...

Local Authorities Map sources for Ludlow at grid reference SO5174 Feathers Hotel, Ludlow (Photo by Mick Knapton) Ludlow is a town in Shropshire, situated almost on the border between England and Wales. ... Church Stretton is a town in South Shropshire, Shropshire, England. ... Craven Arms is a small town in South Shropshire, Shropshire, England. ... 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. ... Map sources for Cleobury Mortimer at grid reference SO6775 Cleobury Mortimer (pronounced Clib-bury Mort-imer) is a small rural town in Shropshire, England, with a population of 2,774 according to the 2001 census. ...

Rivers South Shropshire is a local government district in south west Shropshire, England. ... Bridgnorth is a local government district in Shropshire, England. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in the West Midlands region of England. ... 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...

  • River Clun - starting at Anchor, ends up joining the Teme
  • River Teme - flows through Ludlow, before passing into Herefordshire
  • River Rea - flows north to south, passes through Cleobury Mortimer

Historical Attractions 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. ... Anchor is a small and very remote village in Shropshire, England. ... The River Teme rises in mid-Wales south of Newtown, Powys and flows through Ludlow in Shropshire on its way to join the River Severn south of Worcester. ... Herefordshire is a traditional and ceremonial county and unitary district in the West Midlands region of England in the United Kingdom. ... The River Rea is a small river that flows through South Shropshire, England and passes through the town of Cleobury Mortimer, before entering the River Teme in Worcestershire. ...

Other/flora Stokesay Castles Jacobean timbered Gatehouse. ... Ludlow Castles gatehouse Ludlow Castle is a large, now ruined castle which dominates the town of Ludlow in Shropshire, England. ... Offas Dyke (in Welsh, Clawdd Offa) is a massive earthwork, ostensibly between England and Wales, running from the estuary of the River Dee in the north to the River Wye in the south (approximately 150 miles, or 240 km). ... Clun Castle, is a now ruined castle in the small town of Clun, Shropshire. ...

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. ... Wyre Forest is a local government district in Worcestershire, England. ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ...

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South Shropshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (777 words)
South Shropshire is the most rural district of one of the UK's most rural counties, the population of the district is 40,000 spread out over 1,027 kmĀ² of forest, mountains, moors, hills and poor quality farmland.
South Shropshire is littered with ancient monuments, with Mitchells Fold on the Welsh border being the most notable, and there is evidence of neolithic quarrying in the Apedale.
During the Industrial Revolution, coal was mined around Clee Hill, lead on the border with Wales and Church Stretton was a centre of textile manufacture and Ludlow thrived on the malting trade, while the rest of the area was populated by smallholders.
Shropshire (126 words)
Shropshire (which was oddly abbreviated to Salop between 1974 and 1980) is a large sparsely populated county in the heart of England straddling the hilly area between Wales and Birmingham and covering an area of 1,350 square miles with a population of 400,000.
The main commercial activities of Shropshire are Sheep and Cattle farming.
The north Shropshire landscape is quite flat but in the south rise the 'blue remembered hills' of local poet AE Houseman - the Shropshire Hills.
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