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Mainstone, Shropshire

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Mainstone, Shropshire

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.
Administrative CountyShropshire
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSO2787
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest 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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