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Coalport, Telford and Wrekin

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Coalport, Telford and Wrekin

Coalport is a village in Shropshire, now part of the new town of Telford. It is located on the River Severn at grid reference SJ700021, a mile downstream of Ironbridge. It lies predominantly on the north bank of the river; on the other side is Jackfield. The settlement was planned as a canal–river interchange and a complete "new town" by ironmaster William Reynolds, who between 1788 and 1796 built warehouses, workshops, factories and workers accommodation in Coalport.
Administrative CountyTelford and Wrekin
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSJ6902
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia

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

Coalport, vil. with ry. sta., 2 miles SE. of Ironbridge, S. Shropshire; P.O.; has china mfrs.

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