Diddlebury

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Diddlebury
Diddlebury - Footbridge over stream - geograph.org.uk - 672301.jpg
Diddlebury church and footbridge over tributary of the River Corve
Diddlebury is located in Shropshire
Diddlebury
Diddlebury
Diddlebury shown within Shropshire
Population670 (2011)
OS grid referenceSO504855
Civil parish
  • Diddlebury
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCRAVEN ARMS
Postcode districtSY7
Dialling code01584
PoliceWest Mercia
FireShropshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
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Shropshire
52°27′54″N 2°43′48″W / 52.465°N 2.730°W / 52.465; -2.730Coordinates: 52°27′54″N 2°43′48″W / 52.465°N 2.730°W / 52.465; -2.730

Diddlebury is a small village and large civil parish in Shropshire, England. It is situated in the Corvedale on the B4368 road about 5 miles north east of Craven Arms. The population of the Civil Ward in 2011 was 670.[1]

Public buildings[edit]

St Peter's parish church has unusual but distinctive herringbone internal stonework facing to the north wall of the nave from Anglo-Saxon times.

There is a primary school in the village, which takes in pupils from surrounding villages too, called Corvedale CofE. It currently has around 85 pupils.

It has a village hall, built in 1951, near the church and school. It is mainly used for clubs and local events.

Civil parish[edit]

The civil parish of Diddlebury is large, encompassing land on both sides of the River Corve. Between the River Corve and the Pye Brook, to the east of Diddlebury, lie the ringwork and other remaining earthworks of Corfham Castle. The hamlets of Bouldon and Peaton lie in the east of the parish, along the course of the Pye Brook. The Corvedale Three Castles Walk runs through the parish.

Electoral division[edit]

The parish forms part of the electoral division (for electing members to Shropshire Council) of Corvedale.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 21 November 2015.

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