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Sheinton, Shropshire

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Sheinton, Shropshire

Sheinton is a small rural village and civil parish just outside Telford, and within Shropshire. Shropshire is a county situated in mid-Britain bordering Wales. It is situated on the south bank of the River Severn opposite the Wrekin, a notable Shropshire landmark. The name comes from the Saxon shena - tun, meaning "beautiful place". On 23 October 2008 its historic bridge collapsed into the Hughley Brook.
DistrictShropshire
Administrative CountyShropshire
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSJ6103
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Populationc.273
 

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

Shineton ~ Schentune ~ Scentune

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

Sheinton (or Shineton), par., Shropshire, 1½ mile E. of Cressage sta., 946 ac., pop. 107.

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