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Encyclopedia > Wellington, Shropshire
Wellington
Coordinates: 52°42′00″N 2°30′57″W / 52.7001, -2.5157
Population 20,430
OS grid reference SJ651115
Unitary authority Telford and Wrekin
Ceremonial county Shropshire
Region West Midlands
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TELFORD
Postcode district TF1
Dial code 01952
Police West Mercia
Fire Shropshire
Ambulance West Midlands
UK Parliament The Wrekin
European Parliament West Midlands
List of places: UKEnglandShropshire

Wellington is a suburb of the new town of Telford in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England. The population of the parish of Wellington was recorded as 20,430 in the 2001 census. Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x800, 11 KB) Summary Description: A blank map of the United Kingdom, with country outline and coastline; contact the author for help with modifications or add-ons Source: Reference map provided by Demis Mapper 6 Date: 2006-21-06 Author: User... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Telford and Wrekin is a unitary district with borough status in the West Midlands region 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 (alternatively Salop or abbreviated Shrops) is a county in the West Midlands of England. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... The West Midlands is a geographical term describing the western half of central England, known as the Midlands. ... Constituent countries is a phrase used, often by official institutions, in contexts in which a number of countries make up a larger entity or grouping; thus the OECD has used the phrase in reference to the former Yugoslavia[1], the Soviet Union and European institutions such as the Council of... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The TF postcode area, also known as the Telford postcode area[2], is a group of postal districts around Broseley, Market Drayton, Much Wenlock, Newport, Shifnal and Telford in England. ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... West Mercia Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the counties of Shropshire (including Telford and Wrekin), Herefordshire and Worcestershire in England. ... A Fire Appliance belonging to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service The fire service in the United Kingdom has undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process that has been propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational... The Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue service covering Shropshire in the West Midlands region of England. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the authority responsible for providing NHS ambulance services in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, Warwickshire, West Midlands, and Worcestershire in the West Midlands region. ... The United Kingdom House of Commons is made up of Members of Parliament (MPs). ... The Wrekin is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of Members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom in the 2004 to 2009 session, ordered by name. ... West Midlands is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places within counties List of places in Bedfordshire List of places in Berkshire List of places in Buckinghamshire List of places in Cambridgeshire List of places in Cheshire List of places in Cleveland List of places... This is a list of towns and villages in the ceremonial county of Shropshire, England. ... A new town, planned community or planned city is a city, town, or community that was designed from scratch, and grew up more or less following the plan. ... This article is about the town of Telford, Shropshire. ... Telford and Wrekin is a unitary district with borough status in the West Midlands region 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 (alternatively Salop or abbreviated Shrops) is a county in the West Midlands of England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... A civil parish (usually just parish) in England is a subnational entity forming the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ...


Its name was originally Weoleahington, meaning 'The settlement by the temple', or 'by the sacred grove'. An alternative suggestion that the name derives from 'Watling Town', because it lies on Watling Street, a Roman road that linked London with the town of Viroconium Cornoviorum (now Wroxeter), seems to be unlikely, due to several factors, including the earliest written names of the town. Evidence suggests that the site of the sacred Druid grove and temple was on the site of All Saints Church on a raised area in the centre of the town. 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. ... For the one-off TV Drama, see Roman Road (TV Drama) A Roman road in Pompeii. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Viroconium Cornoviorum, or simply Viroconium, was a Roman town, one corner of which is now occupied by the small village of Wroxeter in the English county of Shropshire, about 8 km (5 miles) east-south-east of Shrewsbury. ... Wroxeter is a village in the county of Shropshire, England, on the east bank of the River Severn, at grid reference SJ563082. ...


Wellington's market charter is dated 1244 and the market still exists today. This was not the original charter, as it replaced one of hundreds of years previously[citation needed]. This article is about the year 1244. ...


In 1642 King Charles I was staying in Wellington (in a building that stood on the current site of Carpet Parade), shortly before the first pitched battle of the English Civil War, when he said in his Wellington Declaration that he would uphold the Protestant Religion, the Laws of England, and the Liberty of Parliament. Charles I (19 November 1600 – 30 January 1649) was King of England, King of Scotland and King of Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649. ... The English Civil War consisted of a series of armed conflicts and political machinations that took place between Parliamentarians (known as Roundheads) and Royalists (known as Cavaliers) between 1642 and 1651. ... The Wellington Declaration (otherwise known as the Declaration of Wellington) was a manifesto by King Charles I near the start of the English Civil War In September 1642, before the first major pitched battle of Civil War, King Charles I raised his standard in the market square of Wellington, at...


The town is twinned with Chatenay-Malabry in France despite vocal protestations from the residents of the French town who had expressed a twinning preference for Telford as a whole. Châtenay-Malabry is a city in France, in the southern suburbs of Paris, on the left bank of the Seine. ...


The town has a Victorian railway station which was built in 1849 and has two platforms, offering trains towards Shrewsbury and Wales, as well as to the Black Country. The town centre is the largest shopping centre in Telford outside the new, central Telford Shopping Centre. Wellington is a railway station serving the town of Wellington, Shropshire, England. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Shrewsbury (pronounced either or ) is a town of 70,560 inhabitants [1] in Shropshire, England. ... This article is about the country. ... The Black Country is a loosely-defined area of the English West Midlands conurbation, to the north and west of Birmingham, and to the south and east of Wolverhampton, around the South Staffordshire coalfield. ...


Some of the townspeople do not think that the formation of Telford New Town has been a positive change for Wellington[attribution needed]. Its economy has been damaged by Telford Town Centre, its football teams name was changed from Wellington Town to Telford United in 1969, and its large Edwardian library is increasingly ignored as Telford Library has become the headquarters for the Telford and Wrekin library service. Telford Shopping Centre is a large indoor shopping centre in Telford, England. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Telford United F.C. were an English football team based in Telford, Shropshire. ... The Edwardian period or Edwardian era in the United Kingdom is the period 1901 to 1910, the reign of King Edward VII. It is sometimes extended to include the period to the start of World War I in 1914 or even the end of the war in 1918. ...

Wellington shown within Telford in Purple.
Wellington shown within Telford in Purple.

Local magazine the Wellington News is published monthly. Artistic events in Wellington include Sounds in the Square, a season of open air music in the Market Square during the Summer, and the well-attended annual Wellington Literary Festival, a celebrated month of workshops, competitions and even audiences with famous poets and authors. The town's literary claims to fame include it being the birthplace of 19th century writer Hesba Stretton, and the first job of the poet Philip Larkin was as the librarian of Wellington Library. The Brontë family lived in the town for a short time before moving to Yorkshire. The abolitionist Dr William Withering was born in the town in 1741; he also investigated digitalis, used in the treatment of heart disease. Several members of the pop group T'Pau (including Carol Decker (Vocals) and the Duke of Wellington (Drums and synth)) were from Wellington. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 750 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 800 pixel, file size: 380 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A map of Telford, England, showing urban areas/divisions. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 750 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1000 × 800 pixel, file size: 380 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A map of Telford, England, showing urban areas/divisions. ... This article is about the town of Telford, Shropshire. ... The Wellington News is a monthly news magazine published in Wellington, Shropshire. ... Hesba Stretton (1832–1911) was the nom de plume of Sarah Smith, an English author. ... Philip Arthur Larkin, CH, CBE, FRSL, (9 August 1922 – 2 December 1985) was an English poet, novelist and jazz critic. ... The Brontë sisters, painted by their brother, Branwell c. ... William Withering (March 17, 1741 - October 6, 1799) was a British botanist, physician and the discoverer of digitalis. ... Species About 20 species, including: Digitalis cariensis Digitalis ciliata Digitalis davisiana Digitalis dubia Digitalis ferruginea Digitalis grandiflora Digitalis laevigata Digitalis lanata Digitalis leucophaea Digitalis lutea Digitalis obscura Digitalis parviflora Digitalis purpurea Digitalis thapsi Digitalis trojana Digitalis viridiflora Digitalis is a genus of about 20 species of herbaceous biennials, perennials and... Heart disease is an umbrella term for a number of different diseases which affect the heart and is the leading cause of death in the United States as of 2007. ...


External links

  • [1] for local history, events, attractions and art photography of the surrounding area
  • Shropshire Tourism The official tourism website for Shropshire
  • Wellington Town Council



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Wellington, Shropshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (584 words)
Wellington is a town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England and now forms part of the new town of Telford.
The population of the parish of Wellington was recorded as 20,430 in the 2001 census.
In 1642 King Charles I was staying in Wellington (the exact location is not known), shortly before the first pitched battle of the English Civil War, when he said in his Wellington Declaration that he would uphold the Protestant Religion, the Laws of England, and the Liberty of Parliament.
GENUKI: Wellington, Shropshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868 (1126 words)
The parish of Wellington, so called from its being situated on the ancient Watling Street, includes, besides the town of Wellington, the townships of Aston, Dothill, Hadley, Horton, Lawley, Lee Gomery, Walcot, and Wappenshall, with the chapelry of Ketley, the ecclesiastical district of Christchurch, and the hamlets of Arleston, Apley, Haybridge, Lawley Bank, and Newdale.
In the immediate vicinity are the Shrewsbury and Shropshire Union canals, communicating directly with the navigable river Severn, and a part of the parish is bounded by the river Tern.
The township is situated in the iron and coal mining district of Shropshire.
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