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The village pub at Cruckton, the Hare and Hounds, currently unoccupied in 2014.

Cruckton is a small village in Shropshire, England (grid reference SJ430103). Cruckton is situated approximately seven miles from Shrewsbury town centre, off the B4386 road to Montgomery, Powys. The postcode begins SY5. It is within the civil parish of Pontesbury.

The village has a crescent of council-built houses, called Church Close (originally Rural Cottages). They were built in 1949,[1] close to St Thomas' Church. The latter was built (with Edward Haycock as architect) as a daughter church to the then parish church at Pontesbury in 1840 and closed by 1985, since when it has been a private home[2] called Church House. At the time of the crescent's building the site of a Roman villa was found on the green.[1]

Cruckton's publicly funded Cruckton Hall School, opened in 1981, is for boys with special needs or behavioural challenges associated with autism spectrum disorders, including autism and Asperger syndrome.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Gaydon, A.T.(editor) (1968). Victoria County History, Volume VIII. University of London Institute of Historical Research. p. 260. 
  2. ^ Whiteside, Robert (2006). The Churches and Chapels of Pontesbury Parish. funded by Local Heritage Initiative. p. 63-64. 
  3. ^ Cruckton Hall School

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Coordinates: 52°41′15″N 2°50′41″W / 52.68738°N 2.84469°W / 52.68738; -2.84469