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Clun, Shropshire

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Clun, Shropshire

Clun is a small town in south Shropshire, England. The town is located entirely in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The 2001 census recorded 642 people living in the town. Research by the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England suggests that Clun is one of the most tranquil locations in England.
Administrative CountyShropshire
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSO3080
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01588
Population642 (2001 Census)

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

Clun, market town and par., S. Shropshire, on river Clun, 5½ miles N. of Knighton and 150 miles NW. of London, 19,782 ac., pop. 2247; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Thursday; has some remains of a Norman castle, said to have been the scene of Scott's Betrothed.

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