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Oswestry, Shropshire (Croeswallt)

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Oswestry, Shropshire (Croeswallt)

Administrative CountyShropshire
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSJ2929
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia

Other names by which Oswestry, Shropshire (Croeswallt) has been known in the past

Oswestry/Croeswallt ~ Croeswallt ~ Castell Brogyntyn ~ Croix Oswalds ~ Oswaldestree ~ Oswalds Street ~ Oswaldstre ~ Oswestre ~ Oswestry Town Part and Oswestry Rural Part

Oswestry, Shropshire (Croeswallt) in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Oswestry.-- mun. bor., market town, and par., Shropshire, 18 miles NW. of Shrewsbury and 172 miles from London by rail - par., 16,234 ac., pop. 11,923; bor., 1888 ac., pop. 7847; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday. One of the chief towns on the Welsh border, Oswestry is a place of ancient British origin. At an early period Oswestry and its neighbourhood formed the battleground of fierce border feuds. In 1212 it was burnt by King John, and 20 years later by Llewellyn. Upon an eminence in the immediate vicinity of the town are a few fragments of a Norman castle. The surrounding country shows varied, picturesque, and beautiful scenery. Trade in Oswestry is mainly connected with malting and the exportation of agricultural produce.

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