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Church Stretton, Shropshire

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Church Stretton, Shropshire

Church Stretton is a small town and civil parish in Shropshire, England. The town lies entirely in the Shropshire Hills AONB, on the A49 road approximately 13 miles south of Shrewsbury, the county town, and 15 miles north of Ludlow. The population of the town was recorded as 2,789 in 2001, whilst the population of the wider parish (including the adjacent settlements of All Stretton and Little Stretton) was recorded as 4,186.
Administrative CountyShropshire
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSO4593
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01694

Other names by which Church Stretton, Shropshire has been known in the past

Stretton Church ~ Strettons

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

Church Stretton, market town and par. with ry. sta., S. Shropshire, 12½ miles SW. of Shrewsbury and 176 miles NW. of London, 10,716 ac., pop. 1683; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Thursday.

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