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Pontesbury, Shropshire

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Pontesbury, Shropshire

Pontesbury is a large village and civil parish in Shropshire and is approximately eight miles southwest of the county town of Shrewsbury. The village of Minsterley is just over a mile further southwest. The A488 road runs through the village, on its way from Shrewsbury to Bishop's Castle. The Rea Brook flows close by to the north with the village itself nestling on the northern edge of the Shropshire Hills AONB.
Administrative CountyShropshire
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSJ3906
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia

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


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

Pontesbury, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Shropshire - par., 10,667 ac., pop. 3060; vil., 8 miles SW. of Shrewsbury; P.O., T.O.; the par. is ecclesiastically divided into 3 "Portions" - First Portion, pop. 1387; Second Portion, pop. 901; Third Portion, pop. 772.

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