Boningale

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Boningale
St Chad's, Boningale - geograph.org.uk - 1411815.jpg
St Chad's Church, Boningale
Boningale is located in Shropshire
Boningale
Boningale
Boningale shown within Shropshire
Population302 (2011)
OS grid referenceSJ809026
Civil parish
  • Boningale
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWOLVERHAMPTON
Postcode districtWV7
Dialling code01902
PoliceWest Mercia
FireShropshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Shropshire
52°37′16″N 2°16′55″W / 52.621°N 2.282°W / 52.621; -2.282Coordinates: 52°37′16″N 2°16′55″W / 52.621°N 2.282°W / 52.621; -2.282

Boningale is a village and civil parish in Shropshire, England. The village lies just south of Albrighton, and just west of the county border with Staffordshire. The village is about eight miles west of Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, on the A464 road, and ten miles east of Telford.

According to the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 266, increasing to 302 at the 2011 census.[1]

Its name was formerly spelt as Boningall or Bonninghall.

The red sandstone church of St. Chad was originally built in the 12th century, and now has a 19th-century interior. There are the remains of a medieval cross in the churchyard.[2]

Boningale's most famous resident is perhaps the notorious eighteenth-century criminal Jonathan Wild, who was said to have been born there in 1682,[3] although he is otherwise described as a native of nearby Wolverhampton.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  2. ^ Pevsner and Newton, Shropshire, the Buildings of England series, p.156
  3. ^ Raven, M. A Guide to Shropshire, 2005, p.31

External links[edit]

Media related to Boningale at Wikimedia Commons