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Ironbridge, Telford and Wrekin

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Ironbridge, Telford and Wrekin

Ironbridge is a settlement on the River Severn, at the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge, in Shropshire, England. It lies in the civil parish of The Gorge, in the borough of Telford and Wrekin. Ironbridge developed beside, and takes its name from, the famous Iron Bridge, a 30-metre (100 ft) cast iron bridge that was built across the river here in 1779.
Administrative CountyTelford and Wrekin
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSJ6703
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 Ironbridge, Telford and Wrekin has been known in the past

Iron Bridge

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

Ironbridge, eccl. dist. and ry. sta. (Ironbridge and Broseley), Madeley par., Shropshire, forming part of town of Madeley, and 15 miles SE. of Shrewsbury, pop. 3154; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 1 newspaper; derives its name from the bridge (1779) which here crosses the Severn, and which is interesting as being the first cast-iron bridge of large dimensions built in this country. Extensive coal mines and ironworks are in the vicinity.

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