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Oakengates, Telford and Wrekin

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Oakengates, Telford and Wrekin

Oakengates is a town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England, and now forms part of the new town of Telford. The parish's population was recorded as 8,517 in the 2001 census. The name has nothing to do with Oak or Gates but is derived from the Ancient Brythonic name for the valley which was Usc-con, meaning The Lake(Usc and the confluence of two streams, and from the Old Norse gata, path; see gh- in Indo-European roots. meaning boundary or Road.
Post townTELFORD
Administrative CountyTelford and Wrekin
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSJ7011
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 Oakengates, Telford and Wrekin has been known in the past

Oken Yate ~ Usocona

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

Oakengates, market town with ry. sta., Shifnal and Wombridge pars., Shropshire, 4 miles NW. of Shifnal and 14 miles W. of Shrewsbury, pop. 2007; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Saturday. Coal and iron are worked.

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