Clunton

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Clunton
Clunton.jpg
Timber-framed house
Clunton is located in Shropshire
Clunton
Clunton
Clunton shown within Shropshire
OS grid reference SO334813
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CRAVEN ARMS
Postcode district SY7
Dialling code 01588
Police West Mercia
Fire Shropshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
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UK
England
Shropshire
52°25′30″N 2°58′48″W / 52.425°N 2.980°W / 52.425; -2.980Coordinates: 52°25′30″N 2°58′48″W / 52.425°N 2.980°W / 52.425; -2.980

Clunton is a village in south Shropshire, England, to the east of the small town of Clun.

Location[edit]

It lies on the B4368 road between Clun and Craven Arms. It is part of the civil parish of Clunbury. The nearest railway station is Hoptonheath. The village is at 162m above sea level. SO334813

The village centres on the B4368, though it branches southwards at Clunton Bridge (which crosses the River Clun). Near the centre is "The Crown" pub and St. Mary's Church.

The Crown[edit]

In 1994 the village public house, The Crown, was threatened with closure. A group of locals clubbed together and bought it, rather than lose it altogether. They still own it today. It remains a traditional country pub, with a selection of local real ales; the Crown has an entry in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2015.

Clunton Coppice[edit]

Nearby to the south of the village is Clunton Coppice [1], a surviving piece of sessile oak woodland, owned by Shropshire Wildlife Trust. The woodland is valuable for many reasons, including the fact that it was managed for charcoal production, includes wild deer habitat and many forms of flora and fauna including mosses and rare fungi, the site is one of only two in Britain this valuable for its rare species - the other being Windsor Great Park.

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