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Moreton Corbet, Shropshire

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Moreton Corbet, Shropshire

Moreton Corbet is a small village located in the county of Shropshire, England, within the civil parish of Moreton Corbet and Lee Brockhurst. Its name refers to the Corbet baronets, the local landowners. It lies just north of the larger villages of Shawbury and Shrewsbury, near to Stanton upon Hine Heath and the River Roden. Within the village lies the ruin of Moreton Corbet castle.
Administrative CountyShropshire
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSJ5523
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01939
Population281 (2001)

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

Morton Corbet

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

Moreton Corbet, par., vil., and seat, Shropshire, on river Roden, 4½ miles SE. of Wem, 2193 ac., pop. 251; the castle was built in the 16th century, on the site of a previous castle, and was burnt in the Civil War.

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