Alberbury

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Alberbury
Alberbury and Nesscliffe - geograph.org.uk - 489665.jpg
Alberbury, with Nesscliffe hill in the distance
Alberbury is located in Shropshire
Alberbury
Alberbury
Alberbury shown within Shropshire
OS grid reference SJ358143
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Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SHREWSBURY
Postcode district SY5
Dialling code 01743
Police West Mercia
Fire Shropshire
Ambulance West Midlands
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52°43′23″N 2°57′01″W / 52.7230°N 2.9502°W / 52.7230; -2.9502Coordinates: 52°43′23″N 2°57′01″W / 52.7230°N 2.9502°W / 52.7230; -2.9502

Alberbury is a village in Shropshire, England, 9 miles (14 km) west of Shrewsbury on the B4393 road which travels from Ford to Lake Vyrnwy. It is on to the England-Wales border, marked by Prince's Oak.

The River Severn runs just north of the village, and most of the village is in a designated conservation area.[1]

Alberbury Castle is at the centre of the village as is Loton Hall and the attached deer park.[2] Alberbury is home to Loton Park, with the Loton Park Hill Climb run by the Hagley and District Light Car Club. The village also has a cricket club.

As part of the development of Central Ammunition Depot Nesscliffe in World War II, an ammunition depot was built beneath Loton Park.[3] This was used for storage of Incendiary ammunition and chemical weapons shells and was operated in co-operation with and guarded by the United States Army Air Forces.[4][5]

The village hall hosts meetings of the Women's Institute and the Young Farmers' Club. In 2008, the village made regional news due to a spectacular Christmas lights display put on at a local farm.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Information on the village from Shrewsbury Borough Council
  2. ^ Detailed information on the castle
  3. ^ "Central Ammunition Depot Nesscliffe". airfieldinformationexchange.org. Retrieved 2012-02-11. 
  4. ^ Brooks E. Kleber & Dale Birdsell. "The Chemical Warfare Service: Chemicals in Combat". scribd.com. Retrieved 2012-02-11. 
  5. ^ Brooks E. Kleber & Dale Birdsell (4 April 2003). The Chemical Warfare Service: Chemicals in Combat. University Press of the Pacific. ISBN 1-4102-0485-5. 
  6. ^ BBC report on the Christmas lights

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