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St. Swithin's church, Clunbury - - 654985.jpg
St Swithin's Church in Clunbury
Clunbury is located in Shropshire
Location within Shropshire
Population552 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSO371805
Civil parish
  • Clunbury
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtSY7
Dialling code01588
PoliceWest Mercia
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°25′08″N 2°55′34″W / 52.419°N 2.926°W / 52.419; -2.926Coordinates: 52°25′08″N 2°55′34″W / 52.419°N 2.926°W / 52.419; -2.926

Clunbury is a village and civil parish in south Shropshire, England.

It is near to the small town of Clun and the villages of Clunton, Purslow and Aston on Clun. In the village is the Norman Church of St Swithin and a Church of England primary school.

The village lies between 145m and 155m above sea level. To the north the Clun and Kemp rivers flow, before meeting to the northeast. A lane runs up to the B4368 / B4385 crossroads at Little Brampton, and crosses these rivers by bridges.[2]

The Domesday Book lists Cluneberie within the ancient hundred of Rinlau in 1086, one of many possessions of Picot de Say.[3] From the 12th century through the 19th century, Clunbury was situated in Purslow hundred.

Ida Gandy describes life in Clunbury in the 1930s in her book An idler on the Shropshire borders.[4]

The church is called "St Swithin's Church".

In November 2007, Clunbury Primary School was awarded the Becta ICT Excellence Award for its use of technology.[5]

In culture[edit]

Clunton and Clunbury,

Clungunford and Clun,
Are the quietest places

Under the sun.

— A.E. Housman, L, A Shropshire Lad[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 22 November 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey mapping
  3. ^ Open Domesday Online: Clunbury; accessed August 2018.
  4. ^ Gandy, Ida (1970). An idler on the Shropshire borders. Shrewsbury: Wilding and Son Limited.
  5. ^ "Edujam article". Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2011.
  6. ^ Wikisource: "A Shropshire Lad" L

External links[edit]

Media related to Clunbury at Wikimedia Commons