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Wellington, Telford and Wrekin

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Wellington, Telford and Wrekin

Wellington is a town in the unitary authority of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England and now forms part of the new town of Telford. The population of the parish of Wellington was recorded as 20,430 in the 2001 census and 24,200 as of 2010 making it the third largest town in Shropshire if counted independently from Telford.
Post townTELFORD
Administrative CountyTelford and Wrekin
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSJ6411
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01952

Other names by which Wellington, Telford and Wrekin has been known in the past

Watling Town ~ Walitone

Wellington, Telford and Wrekin in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Wellington.-- market town and par. with ry. sta., Shropshire, 10 miles E. of Shrewsbury by rail - par., 8757 ac., pop. 14,199; town, 352 ac., pop. 6217; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Thursday. Wellington was originally called Watling Town, from Watling Street, and was the place where Charles I. issued his first proclamation in 1642. It is the centre of a populous mining and agricultural district, and has trade in cattle, corn, timber, and lime, and mfrs. of nails, farm implements, and brass and iron ware.

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