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St. Milburga's Church, Beckbury - - 119134.jpg
St Milburga's Church, Beckbury
Beckbury is located in Shropshire
Location within Shropshire
Population340 (2011)
OS grid referenceSJ765016
Civil parish
  • Beckbury
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townShifnal
Postcode districtTF11
Dialling code01952
PoliceWest Mercia
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°36′43″N 2°21′00″W / 52.612°N 2.350°W / 52.612; -2.350Coordinates: 52°36′43″N 2°21′00″W / 52.612°N 2.350°W / 52.612; -2.350

Beckbury is a village and civil parish in Shropshire, England. Beckbury had a population of 327 according to the 2001 census,[1] increasing to 340 at the 2011 Census,[2] The village is 8 miles (13 km) south-east of Telford and is close to the Staffordshire border.[3] The small rural parish of Beckbury lies on the Shropshire–Staffordshire border 3.7 miles (6 km) south of Shifnal.[3] It has a pub – the Seven Stars, a Church of England school, a village hall, and a parish church dedicated to St Milburga (who was Abbess at Much Wenlock in Saxon times).

Beckbury makes up one of the six parishes of Beckbury, Ryton, Kemberton, Badger, Sutton Maddock and Stockton, which became a united benefice in 1989 (the first group of 6 parishes in the Diocese of Lichfield).

Beckbury was included in the Domesday Book and the name means Beocca's Fort or defended place (Beocca being someone's name).[4]

The village was struck by an F0/T1 tornado on 23 November 1981, as part of the record-breaking nationwide tornado outbreak on that day.[5]

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  1. ^ from census 2001 statistics
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b From: 'Beckbury', A History of the County of Shropshire: Volume 10: Munslow Hundred (part), The Liberty and Borough of Wenlock (1998), pp. 240-247. URL: Date accessed: 19 April 2012.
  4. ^ Ekwall, Eilert (1960). The concise Oxford dictionary of English place-names (4. ed.). Oxford: Clarendon Press. p. 36. ISBN 0198691033.
  5. ^

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