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Cruckmeole Ford (geograph 4041646).jpg
The ford at Cruckmeole
Cruckmeole is located in Shropshire
Cruckmeole shown within Shropshire
OS grid reference SJ430094
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SY5
Dialling code 01743
Police West Mercia
Fire Shropshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°40′44″N 2°50′28″W / 52.679°N 2.841°W / 52.679; -2.841Coordinates: 52°40′44″N 2°50′28″W / 52.679°N 2.841°W / 52.679; -2.841

Cruckmeole is a small hamlet in Shropshire, England.[1][2] It is located on the A488, where a lane which connects Cruckmeole to the B4386 crossroads at Cruckton forms a three way junction near to Hanwood. It is within the civil parish of Pontesbury.

The Cambrian Line railway passes close to the village on its way from Shrewsbury to the west Wales coast. There was a junction from which ran the Minsterley branch line, created in 1861, passing through Pontesbury and terminating in Minsterley but this closed, as a result of the Beeching Axe, in 1967.

A residential school, Cruckton Hall, is located near the village. The building of a former primary school within the village, built 1872 but closed in 1969, now serves as Cruckton Village Hall. A Royal Mail post box is in a wall at the Cruckmeole junction.

The Rea Brook, historically called the Meole Brook, flows through the village.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 126 Shrewsbury & Oswestry (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2013. ISBN 9780319228753. 
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Cruckmeole at Wikimedia Commons