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Shifnal, Shropshire

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Shifnal, Shropshire

Shifnal is a market town and civil parish in Shropshire, England, about 3 miles east of Telford. It has a railway station on the Shrewsbury-Wolverhampton Line and is near to the M54 motorway. At the 2001 census, it had a population of 6,391.
Post townSHIFNAL
Administrative CountyShropshire
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSJ7407
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 Shifnal, Shropshire has been known in the past

Idesall ~ Idsal ~ Shiffnal ~ Shiffnall ~ Shiffnell ~ Shifnel

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

Shifnal (or Shiffnall), market town and par. with ry. sta., Shropshire, 17 miles E. of Shrewsbury - par., 11,441 ac., pop. 6812; town, pop. 3531; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Tuesday. Shifnal (anciently Idesall, or Idsal) occupies a picturesque position, and is a place of great antiquity. The church of St Andrew is the principal architectural feature ef the town. The industrial establishments include iron foundries, rolling and slitting mills, blast furnaces, and coal and iron mines. In addition to the weekly markets there are several fairs.

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