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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]].
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Shropshire is one of England's most rural and sparsely populated counties, although it also played an important role in the Industrial Revolution.
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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.
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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.
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Motto: '''''Floreat Salopia''
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==Featured content==
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*'''Browse by Topic''': [[:Category:Shropshire|All pages for Shropshire]]
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*[[Shropshire Gazeteer 1870]]
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==Jurisdictions==
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*[[Shropshire Hamlets|Hamlet]]
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*[[Shropshire Parishes|Parish]]: an area of varying size under the responsibility of a clergyman of the Church of England
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*[[Shropshire Hundreds|Hundred]]: a group of two or more parishes
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*Sub-district: comprised of more than one civil parish
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*[[Shropshire Registration Districts|Registration District]]
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*[[Shropshire Poor Law Unions|Poor Law Union]]
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*Archdeaconry
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*[[Shropshire Dioceses|Diocese]]
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*County
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==Things you can do==
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*Visit the [http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/archives.nsf Shropshire Archive] in Shrewsbury.
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==Useful websites==
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*[http://www.sfhs.org.uk/ Shropshire FHS]
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*[http://www.users.waitrose.com/~coxfamily/ Shropshire Nonconformist Chapels]
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*[http://www.ironbridge.org.uk/ Ironbridge Gorge Museum]
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[[Category:Shropshire]]

Revision as of 11:17, 17 February 2009

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

Featured content

Jurisdictions

Things you can do

Useful websites