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Newport, Telford and Wrekin

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Newport, Telford and Wrekin

Newport is a market town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England. It lies some 6 miles north of Telford and some 12 miles west of Stafford sitting on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border. The 2001 census recorded 10,814 people living in the town's parish, making it the second largest town in Telford and Wrekin and the fifth in the ceremonial county of Shropshire, with a 2008 estimate puts it between 12,444 and 15,632.
Post townNEWPORT
Administrative CountyTelford and Wrekin
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSJ7419
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01952
Population10,814 (2000)

Other names by which Newport, Telford and Wrekin has been known in the past

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

Newport, market town and par. with ry. sta., Shropshire, on Shrewsbury Canal, 11 miles SW. of Stafford, 17 ½ miles NE. of Shrewsbury, and 141 miles NW. of London, 566 ac., pop. 3044; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Marketday, Saturday. The town has a pleasant situation near the border of Staffordshire. It is a place of considerable antiquity, and was incorporated as early as the reign of Henry I. It has a town hall, a market house, and corn exchange, a grammar school (1656), and several charitable institutions. Mfrs. of machinery and agricultural implements employ some of the inhabitants. Considerable trade is carried on with neighbouring collieries, iron mines, and limestone quarries; and in addition to the weekly market, live-stock markets are held on alternate Tuesdays.

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