British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » Shropshire » Sheinton, Shropshire - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Sheinton, Shropshire

Local area map loading...

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.
Administrative CountyShropshire
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSJ6103
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands

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.

Your comments about Sheinton, Shropshire

What do you know about Sheinton, Shropshire? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus