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Alveley, Shropshire

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Alveley, Shropshire

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.
Administrative CountyShropshire
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSO7684
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
 

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

Alvidelege

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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