Berrington, Shropshire

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Berrington
BerringtonChurch.JPG
Berrington Parish Church
Berrington is located in Shropshire
Berrington
Berrington
Berrington shown within Shropshire
Population30 (2001 Census)
OS grid referenceSJ5275006940
Civil parish
  • Berrington
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSHREWSBURY
Postcode districtSY5 6
Dialling code01743
PoliceWest Mercia
FireShropshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
WebsiteShropshire Council
List of places
UK
England
Shropshire
52°39′28″N 2°41′55″W / 52.657778°N 2.698611°W / 52.657778; -2.698611Coordinates: 52°39′28″N 2°41′55″W / 52.657778°N 2.698611°W / 52.657778; -2.698611

Berrington is a small village and civil parish in Shropshire, England. According to the 2001 census the village had a population of 30, though the parish, which also includes the larger village of Cross Houses and other settlements such as Betton Strange and Cantlop, had a population of 805 in total.[1]

The village is about five miles SE of Shrewsbury. The local newsletter, The Village Pump, is distributed monthly. There is a phone box and a village hall.

A notable feature in the parish is Cantlop Bridge.

A damaged wooden effigy in the parish church (All Saints) is known locally as 'Old Scriven'. It is said that he once fought a lion, hence his damaged face.[2]

Berrington Manor is a Grade II* listed 17th century timber-framed house, located opposite All Saints church.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Berrington CP, ONS
  2. ^ "Shropshire. History. Heritage. Acton Burnell. Albrighton. Atcham. Berrington". Shropshire Promotions. Retrieved 30 August 2014.

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