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Melverley, Shropshire

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Melverley, Shropshire

Melverley is a village in Shropshire, England, situated on the River Severn and the River Vyrnwy, near the Powys hills and the border with Wales. The village, and the large rural area that surrounds it, is famous for flooding from the nearby rivers. Melverley Green is a small village to the north of Melverley.
Administrative CountyShropshire
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSJ3316
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia

Other names by which Melverley, Shropshire has been known in the past


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

Melverley, par. and vil., Shropshire, on river Vyrnwy, at its influx to the Severn, 4 miles NW. of Westbury sta., which is 11 miles W. of Shrewsbury, 1418 ac., pop. 188.

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