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Shropshire, or Salop, is an inland county in the lower western part of [[England|England]].
 
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*[[Shropshire Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]  
 
*[[Shropshire Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]  
*[[Shropshire Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
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*[[Shropshire Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]  
*[[Shropshire Census|Census]]
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*[[Shropshire Census|Census]]  
 
*[[Shropshire Church Record|Church Records]]  
 
*[[Shropshire Church Record|Church Records]]  
 
*[[Shropshire Court Records|Court Records]]  
 
*[[Shropshire Court Records|Court Records]]  
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*[[Shropshire Gazetters|Gazetteers]]
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*[[Shropshire Gazetters|Gazetteers]]  
*[[shropshire Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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*[[Shropshire Genealogy|Genealogy]]  
*[[Shropshire History|History]]
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*[[Shropshire History|History]]  
 
*[[Shropshire Land and Property|Land and Property]]  
 
*[[Shropshire Land and Property|Land and Property]]  
*[[Shropshire Maps|Maps]]
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*[[Shropshire Maps|Maps]]  
 
*[[Shropshire Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
*[[Shropshire Newspapers|Newspapers]]
  
 
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*[[Shropshire Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[Shropshire Periodicals|Periodicals]]  
 
*[[Shropshire Probate Records|Probate Records]]  
 
*[[Shropshire Probate Records|Probate Records]]  
 
*[[Shropshire School Records|School Records]]  
 
*[[Shropshire School Records|School Records]]  
*[[Shropshire Societies|Societies]]
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*[[Shropshire Societies|Societies]]  
*[[Shropshire Taxation|Taxation]]
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Motto: '''''Floreat Salopia'''''  
 
Motto: '''''Floreat Salopia'''''  
  
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*'''Browse by Topic''': [[:Category:Shropshire|All pages for Shropshire]]  
 
*'''Browse by Topic''': [[:Category:Shropshire|All pages for Shropshire]]  
 
*[[Shropshire Gazeteer 1870]]
 
*[[Shropshire Gazeteer 1870]]
  
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*[[Shropshire Hamlets|Hamlet]]  
 
*[[Shropshire Hamlets|Hamlet]]  
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*County
 
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*The world's first bridge to be made out of cast iron was built across the River Severn at '''Ironbridge''' in 1779.  
 
*The world's first bridge to be made out of cast iron was built across the River Severn at '''Ironbridge''' in 1779.  
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*Cadfael (or ''Cadfael ap Meilyr ap Dafydd''), in Ellis Peters' mediaeval novels, was a Benedictine monk and herbalist at the abbey at '''Shrewsbury'''.
 
*Cadfael (or ''Cadfael ap Meilyr ap Dafydd''), in Ellis Peters' mediaeval novels, was a Benedictine monk and herbalist at the abbey at '''Shrewsbury'''.
  
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*Visit the [http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/archives.nsf Shropshire Archive] in Shrewsbury.
 
*Visit the [http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/archives.nsf Shropshire Archive] in Shrewsbury.
  
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*[http://www.sfhs.org.uk/ Shropshire FHS]  
 
*[http://www.sfhs.org.uk/ Shropshire FHS]  

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Shropshire, or Salop, is an inland county in the lower western part of England.

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Ironbridge in the Severn Valley
Shropshire, or Salop, is an inland county of England along its border with Wales. Traditionally the county was bounded by the English counties of Cheshire; Staffordshire; Worcestershire and Herefordshire; and the historic Welsh counties of Denbighshire; Flintshire; Montgomeryshire and Radnorshire.

Shropshire is one of England's most rural and sparsely populated counties, although it also played an important role in the Industrial Revolution.

The county town is the history town of Shrewsbury, although the new town of Telford, built around the towns of Wellington, Dawley and Madeley, is the largest town in the county.

Much of Shropshire was previously within Wales, and formed the eastern part of the ancient Kingdom of Powys. It was annexed to Saxon Mercia by King Offa in the eighth century.

Motto: Floreat Salopia

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  • The world's first bridge to be made out of cast iron was built across the River Severn at Ironbridge in 1779.
  • Charles Darwin, the eminent naturalist, was born in Shrewsbury in 1809.
  • Cadfael (or Cadfael ap Meilyr ap Dafydd), in Ellis Peters' mediaeval novels, was a Benedictine monk and herbalist at the abbey at Shrewsbury.

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