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Mainstone is a small village and civil parish in southwest Shropshire, England, near the border with Powys, Wales. It lies in the Clun Forest, a large remote and very rural area which is semi-forested and rather hilly. The parish church, dedicated to St John the Baptist, lies in the hamlet of Churchtown (alternatively written as "Church Town") a mile west of Mainstone, though the village itself contains a Primitive Methodist chapel, built in 1892 and still in use in the mid-2000s.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Police Authority||West Mercia|
Mainstone, Shropshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Mainstone, par., Shropshire and Montgomeryshire, on Offa's Dyke, 7½ miles SE. of Montgomery, 6263 ac., pop. 353.
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