Shrewsbury

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Shrewsbury is the county town of Shropshire, England.wikipedia
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Shrewsbury Abbey

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Shrewsbury Castle, a red sandstone fortification, and Shrewsbury Abbey, a former Benedictine monastery, were founded in 1074 and 1083 respectively by the Norman Earl of Shrewsbury, Roger de Montgomery.
The Abbey Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Shrewsbury (commonly known as Shrewsbury Abbey) is an ancient foundation in Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire, England.

River Severn

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The town is on the River Severn and the 2011 census recorded a population of 71,715.
It then flows through Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, with the county towns of Shrewsbury, Worcester and Gloucester on its banks.

Shrewsbury railway station

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The A5 and A49 trunk roads come together as the town's by-pass, and five railway lines meet at Shrewsbury railway station.
Shrewsbury railway station is in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England.

Shrewsbury Castle

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Shrewsbury Castle, a red sandstone fortification, and Shrewsbury Abbey, a former Benedictine monastery, were founded in 1074 and 1083 respectively by the Norman Earl of Shrewsbury, Roger de Montgomery.
Shrewsbury Castle is a red sandstone castle in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England.

Charles Darwin

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The town is the birthplace of Charles Darwin and is where he spent 27 years of his life.
Charles Robert Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, on 12 February 1809, at his family's home, The Mount.

A49 road

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The A5 and A49 trunk roads come together as the town's by-pass, and five railway lines meet at Shrewsbury railway station.
It runs north from Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire via Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch, then continues through central Cheshire to Warrington and Wigan before terminating at its junction with the A6 road just south of Bamber Bridge, near the junction of the M6, M65 and M61 motorways.

Earl of Shrewsbury

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Shrewsbury Castle, a red sandstone fortification, and Shrewsbury Abbey, a former Benedictine monastery, were founded in 1074 and 1083 respectively by the Norman Earl of Shrewsbury, Roger de Montgomery.
He was one of the Marcher Lords, with the Earl of Hereford and the Earl of Chester, a bulwark against the Welsh; he was granted great powers, and his territory, which extended from Shropshire (of which Shrewsbury is the county town) into Mid-Wales (the county of Montgomeryshire being named after him), was outside the ordinary administration; he was also granted lands across England.

A5 road (Great Britain)

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The A5 and A49 trunk roads come together as the town's by-pass, and five railway lines meet at Shrewsbury railway station.
The section of the A5 between London and Shrewsbury is roughly contiguous with one of the principal Roman roads in Britain: that between Londinium and Deva, which diverges from the present-day A5 corridor at Wroxeter (Viroconium Cornoviorum) near Shrewsbury.

Wroxeter

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Nearby is the village of Wroxeter, 5 mi to the south-east.
Wroxeter is a village in Shropshire, England, which forms part of the civil parish of Wroxeter and Uppington, beside the River Severn, 5 mi south-east of Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury Drapers Company

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The Shrewsbury Drapers Company dominated the trade in Welsh wool for many years.
The Shrewsbury Drapers Company was a trade organisation founded in 1462 in the town of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England.

Shrewsbury School

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It was also in this period that Edward VI gave permission for the foundation of a free school, which was later to become Shrewsbury School.
Shrewsbury School is an English independent boarding school for pupils aged 13 to 18 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, founded by Edward VI in 1552 by Royal Charter.

Battlefield, Shropshire

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Located 9 mi east of the Welsh border, Shrewsbury serves as the commercial centre for Shropshire and mid-Wales, with a retail output of over £299 million per year and light industry and distribution centres, such as Battlefield Enterprise Park, on the outskirts. In 1403 the Battle of Shrewsbury was fought a few miles north of the town centre, at Battlefield; it was fought between King Henry IV and Henry Hotspur Percy, with the King emerging victorious, an event celebrated in William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1, Act 5. The town has two large expanding business parks, Shrewsbury Business Park by the A5 in the southeast and Battlefield Enterprise Park in the north.
Battlefield is a village 3 mi north of Shrewsbury town centre in Shropshire, England.

Kingdom of Powys

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The town was the early capital of the Kingdom of Powys, known to the ancient Britons as Pengwern, signifying "the alder hill"; and in Old English as Scrobbesburh (dative Scrobbesbyrig), which may mean either "Scrobb's fort" or "the fortified place in the bushes".
Faced with shrinking manpower and increasing Anglian encroachment, King Brochwel Ysgithrog may have moved the court from Caer Guricon to Pengwern, the exact site of which is unknown but may have been at Shrewsbury, traditionally associated with Pengwern, or the more defensible Din Gwrygon, the hill fort on The Wrekin.

Oswestry

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This prompted Prince Rupert to respond by executing Parliamentarian prisoners in Oswestry.
Oswestry is the third-largest town in Shropshire, following Telford and Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury Hoard

The importance of the Shrewsbury area in the Roman era was underlined with the discovery of the Shrewsbury Hoard in 2009.
The Shrewsbury Hoard (also known as the Shropshire Hoard) is a hoard of 9,315 bronze Roman coins discovered by a metal detectorist in a field near Shrewsbury, Shropshire in August 2009.

Shrewsbury Canal

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Shrewsbury in the Industrial Revolution was also on the Shrewsbury Canal, which linked it with the Shropshire Canal and the rest of the canal network of Great Britain.
Authorised in 1793, the main line from Trench to Shrewsbury was fully open by 1797, but it remained isolated from the rest of the canal network until 1835, when the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction Canal built the Newport Branch from Norbury Junction to a new junction with the Shrewsbury Canal at Wappenshall.

The Quarry (park)

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St Chad's Church, then in a low-lying part of the town centre, collapsed in 1788 after attempts to expand the crypt compromised the structural integrity of the tower above; it was, however, rebuilt just four years later as a large neo-classical round church in a new and more elevated location close to The Quarry.
The Quarry is the main recreational park in Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire, England.

West Midlands (region)

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Shrewsbury won the West Midlands Capital of Enterprise award in 2004.
The longest river in the UK, the River Severn, traverses the region southeastwards, flowing through the county towns of Shrewsbury and Worcester, and the Ironbridge Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Battle of Shrewsbury

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In 1403 the Battle of Shrewsbury was fought a few miles north of the town centre, at Battlefield; it was fought between King Henry IV and Henry Hotspur Percy, with the King emerging victorious, an event celebrated in William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1, Act 5.
Part of the fighting is believed to have taken place at what is now Battlefield, Shropshire, England, three miles north of the centre of Shrewsbury.

Darwin Shopping Centre

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A second bomb detonated in the Darwin Shopping Centre but was put out by the sprinkler system before any major damage was caused.
The Darwin Shopping Centre is the largest of the three main shopping centres in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, comprising approximately 17 per cent of the town centre's retail offer by leasable area.

Telford

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There are many residential developments currently under construction in the town to cater for the increasing numbers of people wishing to live in the town, which is a popular place to commute to Telford, Wolverhampton and Birmingham from.
Telford is a large new town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England, about 13 mi east of Shrewsbury, and 30 mi north west of Birmingham.

Shrewsbury Unitarian Church

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Shrewsbury Unitarian Church was founded in 1662.
Shrewsbury Unitarian Church is a Grade II listed building situated on the High Street in Shrewsbury, England.

HM Prison Shrewsbury

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A 2005 report on prison population found that HM Prison Shrewsbury was the most overcrowded in England and Wales.
HM Prison Shrewsbury was a Category B/C men's prison in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England.

Frankwell

In the autumn of 2000 large swathes of the town were underwater, notably Frankwell, which flooded three times in six weeks.
Frankwell is a district of the town of Shrewsbury, in Shropshire, England.

Shrewsbury Business Park

The town has two large expanding business parks, Shrewsbury Business Park by the A5 in the southeast and Battlefield Enterprise Park in the north.
The Shrewsbury Business Park is a commercial development on the outskirts of Shrewsbury, Shropshire (at Emstrey).