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Madeley, Telford and Wrekin

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Madeley, Telford and Wrekin

Madeley is a town and civil parish in Shropshire, England, now part of the new town of Telford. The parish had a population of 17,935 at the 2001 census. Madeley is recorded in the Domesday Book, having been founded before the 8th century. Historically, Madeley's industrial activity has largely been in mining, and later, manufacturing, which is still a large employer in the town, along with service industries.
Post townTELFORD
Administrative CountyTelford and Wrekin
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSJ6904
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 Madeley, Telford and Wrekin has been known in the past


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

Madeley.-- market town and par. (ry. stations Madeley Court and Madeley Market), Shropshire, on river Severn, 6 miles NE. of Much Wenlock and within the municipal limits of Wenlock, 3025 ac., pop. (including Ironbridge and the greater part of Coalbrookdale) 9212; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Friday. Madeley is a local government district. Productive mines of coal and ironstone are here. The ironworks are especially prosperous, and give employment to a large number of hands. Potters' clay exists in large beds. The church contains a monument to "Fletcher of Madeley" (died 1785), who was vicar.

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