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Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire

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Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire

Cleobury Mortimer is a small market town and civil parish in southeast Shropshire, England. The parish had a population of 1,962 according to the 2001 census. It is one of the smallest towns in Shropshire and was granted its market charter in 1253. The town is usually referred to simply as Cleobury. Several pronunciations of the town's name are in use. In Cleobury itself "Clib-bree" is commonly used, while in surrounding areas such variations as "Cleb-bree" and "Clee-bree" are used.
Administrative CountyShropshire
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSO6775
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01299

Other names by which Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire has been known in the past

Clebury ~ Cleobury

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

Cleobury Mortimer, market town and par. with ry. sta., S. Shropshire, on river Rea, 7½ miles NE. of Tenbury and 132 mines NW. of London, 7127 ac., pop. 1581; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Wednesday; has trade in coal, ironstone, and limestone.

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