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Market Drayton, Shropshire

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Market Drayton, Shropshire

Market Drayton is a small market town in north Shropshire, England, close to the Welsh Border. It is on the River Tern, between Shrewsbury and Stoke-on-Trent, and was formerly known as "Drayton in Hales" (c. 1868) and earlier simply as "Drayton" (c. 1695). Market Drayton is on the Shropshire Union Canal and on Regional Cycle Route 75. The A53 road by-passes the town. The counties of Staffordshire and Cheshire, and the Welsh Border are both close by.
Administrative CountyShropshire
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSJ6734
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01630

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

Draiton ~ Drayton in Hales ~ Drayton Market

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

Drayton in Hales, par. (ry. sta. Market Drayton), in cos. of Salop and Stafford, 14,375 ac., pop. 5954.

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