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Whixall, Shropshire

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Whixall, Shropshire

Whixall is a small and rural village and civil parish in Shropshire, England. The nearest towns are Whitchurch, to the north, and Wem, to the south. The parish lies on the border with the county borough of Wrexham, Wales. Its close proximity to Wales is shown by a hamlet called Welsh End. Within the parish boundaries are various hamlets including Abbey Green. The Llangollen Canal of the Shropshire Union Canal, as well as the short Prees Branch of the Ellesmere Canal, run through the parish.
Administrative CountyShropshire
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSJ5134
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01948

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

Whixhall ~ Wixhall ~ Witehala

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

Whixall, eccl. dist. and vil., Prees par., Shropshire - dist., pop. 1059; vil., 4 miles N. of Wem; P.O., called Wixhall.

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