Old Woods, Shropshire
It is situated on a lane between the small villages of Merrington (to the east) and Walford (to the west) and is in the parish of Pimhill, though borders the parish of Baschurch, which is one the nearest substantial villages. Another large nearby village is Bomere Heath. The B5067, Shrewsbury to Baschurch road, runs to the west of the settlement.
The centre of the hamlet lies at 89m above sea level, with the ground rising towards the northwest (towards Merrington Green) and in this direction lie two sizeable woodlands: Old Wood and Oldwood Coppice.
A frequent Monday-Saturday bus service (presently the 576) connects Old Woods with Oswestry, Baschurch, Bomere Heath and Shrewsbury. There is also a letter box in the hamlet.
There was once a small brick and pipe works, with its own clay pit, in the hamlet, as well as associated railway sidings. The Shrewsbury to Chester Line runs through the hamlet and was constructed in 1846. In 1933 a halt was established here on the railway line - Oldwoods Halt  - which closed to passengers in 1960 and for goods in 1964. This former industrial/railway activity took place to the north of the railway bridge and little remains to be seen today. The nearest railway stations currently are Yorton and Shrewsbury.
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