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Alveley is a village and civil parish in south east Shropshire, England, along the Severn Valley on the east side of the River Severn. It has appeared in records dating back to AD50. The current church (St. Mary's) is of Norman design, built in 1140 on the grounds of an earlier Saxon church (of which only a stone cross survives). It has a notable, although badly damaged, 14th Century mural of the Seven Deadly Sins. In 1349 the Black Death is said to have killed 60% of the village population.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Police Authority||West Mercia|
Other names by which Alveley, Shropshire has been known in the past
Alveley, Shropshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Alveley, par. and township, S. Shropshire, on river Severn, 6 miles NW. of Kidderminster, 6788 ac., pop. 999; township, 892; P.O.
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