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Ellesmere, Shropshire

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Ellesmere, Shropshire

Ellesmere /ˈɛlzmɪər/ is a small market town near Oswestry in north Shropshire, England, notable for its proximity to a number of prominent lakes, the Meres.
Administrative CountyShropshire
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSJ3934
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01691

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

Aelsmere ~ Ellesmer ~ Ellsmere ~ Ellesmeles

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

Ellesmere, market town and township with ry. sta. N. Shropshire, and par. (partly also in Flintshire), on Ellesmere (Aelsmere) Mere and Canal, 11 miles SW. of Whitchurch by rail -- par., 28,046 ac., pop. 5782; township, 25,922 ac., pop. 5452; town, pop. 1875; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks. Market-day, Tuesday; has malting and tanning. From the bowling green on the site of the old castle parts of 9 counties may be seen.

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