Shropshire

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Shropshire (alternatively Salop; abbreviated, in print only, Shrops) is a county in the West Midlands of England. It borders Wales to the west, Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, Worcestershire to the south-east and Herefordshire to the south. Shropshire Council was created in 2009, a unitary authority taking over from the previous county council and five district councils. The borough of Telford and Wrekin has been a separate unitary authority since 1998 but continues to be included in the ceremonial county.

The county's population and economy is centred on five towns: the county town of Shrewsbury, which is culturally and historically important and is located in the centre of the county; Telford, a new town in the east which was constructed around a number of older towns, most notably Wellington, Dawley and Madeley, which is today the most populous; and Oswestry in the north-west, Bridgnorth just to the south of Telford, and Ludlow in the south.The county has many market towns, including Whitchurch in the north, Newport north-east of Telford and Market Drayton in the north-east of the county.

The Ironbridge Gorge area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, covering Ironbridge, Coalbrookdale and a part of Madeley. There are, additionally, other notable historic industrial sites located around the county, such as at Shrewsbury, Broseley, Snailbeach and Highley as well as the Shropshire Union Canal.

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• Ackleton

• Acton

• Adderley

• Adeney

• Admaston

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• Arleston

• Arscott

• Ashbrook

• Ashfield

• Asterley

• Asterton

• Astley

• Aston

• Aston

• Aston Sq

• Atcham

• Atterley

• Bache

• Badger

• Bagley

• Ball

• Balmer

• Barnsley

• Barrow

• Basford

• Beckbury

• Beckjay

• Bedstone

• Benthall

• Besford

• Betton

• Bicton

• Bicton

• Bilmarsh

• Birtley

• Blackoe

• Bluebell

• Bog, The

• Boraston

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• Bourton

• Bowbrook

• Bradney

• Bratton

• Bridges

• Broadoak

• Brockton

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• Brockton

• Bromdon

• Bromley

• Bromley

• Bromlow

• Brompton

• Brookrow

• Broome

• Broome

• Broseley

• Bryn

• Brynore

• Bucknell

• Buildwas

• Bulthy

• Burcote

• Burford

• Burley

• Burlton

• Burwood

• Bushmoor

• Cabin

• Calcott

• Cantlop

• Catstree

• Caynham

• Chadwell

• Charlton

• Chatford

• Chavel

• Chelmick

• Cheswell

• Chetton

• Chipnall

• Chirbury

• Chorley

• Choulton

• Cleehill

• Clive

• Cluddley

• Clun

• Clunbury

• Clunton

• Coalmoor

• Coalport

• Cobscot

• Colemere

• Comley

• Condover

• Coreley

• Corfton

• Coton

• Cotwall

• Cound

• Cressage

• Cross

• Cruckton

• Cwm

• Cwm Head

• Darley

• Dawley

• Daywall

• Deuxhill

• Dhustone

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