Donnington, Shropshire

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Donnington
Donnington Farm - geograph.org.uk - 2079048.jpg
Farm at Donnington, Shropshire
Donnington is located in Shropshire
Donnington
Donnington
Location within Shropshire
OS grid referenceSJ580078
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSHREWSBURY
Postcode districtSY5
Dialling code01952
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FireShropshire
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52°39′58″N 2°37′19″W / 52.666°N 2.622°W / 52.666; -2.622Coordinates: 52°39′58″N 2°37′19″W / 52.666°N 2.622°W / 52.666; -2.622

Donnington is a hamlet in the English county of Shropshire. It forms part of the civil parish of Wroxeter and Uppington.

It lies near to Charlton Hill, which rises to 469 feet (143 m) above sea level.

The hamlet contained a now defunct 'free grammar school' under patronage of the Newport family during the 17th and 18th centuries whose pupils included Royalist divine Richard Allestree and Puritan divine Richard Baxter, the latter of whom taught at the school for three months. Welsh poet Goronwy Owen was master at the school as well as curate at Uppington, from 1748 to 1753.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dickins, Gordon (1987). An Illustrated Literary Guide to Shropshire. Shropshire Libraries. pp. 1, 5–6, 54, 96. ISBN 0-903802-37-6.

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