Pimhill

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Pimhill is a geographically large civil parish in Shropshire, England, to the north of Shrewsbury. It is named after a hill, which rises to 163m, sometimes spelt Pim Hill. In recent times the parish is more well known as "Bomere Heath and District".

As well as the large village of Bomere Heath, the small villages of Albrighton, Fitz, Leaton, Merrington and Preston Gubbals, as well as the hamlets of Crossgreen, Dunnsheath, Forton Heath, Grafton, Mytton, Old Woods and Walford Heath, lie in the parish.

The 2001 census recorded 2008 people living in the parish, in 853 households.[1]

Near Pim Hill is Lea Hall, a notable Elizabethan brick house and dovecote.

The Battle of Shrewsbury (1403) was fought in the eastern part of the parish, near the present settlement of Battlefield, though much of the battlefield now lies in the parish of Shrewsbury.

The River Severn forms the parish boundary to the south, whilst the River Perry flows through the south-western area of the parish. The parish has numerous woodlands and coppices, making it quite a wooded area overall.

On the hill itself is a stone carving of a naked woman which been dubbed by some as the "Rock Lady". Its origin is as yet unknown. Its earliest sighting on record is 1993 but it is thought to date much further back this.[2]

Pimhill is also the home of renowned trail runner, facemelting shredder and cake maestro Rossatron.

Local elections[edit]

The parish is sub-divided into 5 wards for the purpose of electing the parish council. The wards are: Albrighton (1 councillor), Bomere Heath (6 councillors), Fitz (2 councillors), Leaton (2 councillors) and Preston Gubbals (2 councillors). The parish council therefore consists of a total of 13 members. The next elections to the parish council are planned to be in 2013.[3][4]

Since 2009 the parish forms part of the Shropshire Council electoral division of "Tern".

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Coordinates: 52°47′06″N 2°45′36″W / 52.785°N 2.76°W / 52.785; -2.76