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Wrockwardine is a village in Shropshire, England. It lies north of The Wrekin and the A5 and west of Wellington. Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is a county in the West Midlands region of England, bordering Cheshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, and the Welsh counties of Powys and Clwyd. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: 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 (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity... The Wrekin is a prominent elevation capped by a hill fort almost 8 hectares (80,000 m²) in size, located within in the English county of Shropshire. ... United Kingdom. ... Map sources for Wellington, Shropshire at grid reference SJ6411 Wellington is a town in Shropshire, England and now forms part of the New Town of Telford. ...

There is a church, St Peter's, dating back to Saxon times. The Saxons were a large and powerful Germanic people located in what is now northwestern Germany and a small section of the eastern Netherlands. ...

See also

  • Nash - "lost" village near Wrockwardine
  • Wrockwardine Wood - suburb in nearby town of Telford

Nash was a village in Shropshire, England which is believed to have been wiped out entirely by the Black Death of c. ... Map sources for Telford at grid reference SJ6909 Telford is a planned town in Shropshire, England, that was named after the engineer Thomas Telford. ...

External links

Village website

grid reference SJ625118 The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ...

  Results from FactBites:
GENUKI: Wrockwardine, Shropshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868 (730 words)
The village is situated on ground adjoining a by-road leading from Watling Street turnpike road, and commands a prospect over the surrounding country, including the vale of Salop, the Breddyn hills in North Wales, and the plains of Cheshire, with the hills of Derbyshire in the distance.
The manufacture of glass is carried on, and there is a corn-mill on the river Tern, which bounds the parish on the N. In the township of Wrockwardine Wood the Shrewsbury canal passes, and in that of Admaston is a mineral spring with hotel and baths attached.
It is a station on the Shropshire Union railway, and is close to the parish church of Wrockwardine.
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