Dorrington, Shropshire

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Dorrington is located in Shropshire
Dorrington shown within Shropshire
Population619 in 2008
OS grid referenceSJ476031
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtSY5
Dialling code01743
PoliceWest Mercia
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°37′23″N 2°46′23″W / 52.623°N 2.773°W / 52.623; -2.773Coordinates: 52°37′23″N 2°46′23″W / 52.623°N 2.773°W / 52.623; -2.773

Dorrington is a large village in Shropshire, England, it is located 6 miles (10 km) south of Shrewsbury. The population of the village was estimated as being 619 in 2008.[1]

The Cound Brook flows to the east of the village, and to the southwest is Netley Hall and Netley Old Hall Farm. The A49 road runs through the village, which has a number of businesses located both in a small business park and along the main road. There is a public house, a Persian restaurant, a convenience store, a butcher's shop, a post office and numerous other small businesses. There is also a primary school, a village hall and a Church of England church, dedicated to Saint Edward, in the village.

To the east is Ryton. Both Ryton and Dorrington lie in the civil parish of Condover. Dorrington forms a ward of the parish and sends four councillors to the parish council.


The village did once have a railway station on the Shrewsbury and Hereford Railway. The station is now closed, although the modern Welsh Marches Line still runs through the village. On the site of the station's goods yard, which is located just to the east of the village, is now an oil depot and a plant hire depot.

Other public transport[edit]

Minsterley Motors route 435 (Shrewsbury-Ludlow and vice versa) runs through Dorrington, on its way between Condover (to the northeast) and the Strettons (to the south). The service runs Monday-Saturday.[2]

Notable people[edit]

Future statistician William Farr was effectively adopted by a local squire, Joseph Pryce, when Farr and his family moved to Dorrington from Kenley. Pryce died in November 1828, and left Farr £500, which allowed him to study medicine in France and Switzerland.

See also[edit]

Also in Shropshire is the unrelated hamlet of Dorrington Lane in the extreme north-east of the county, near Woore.


  1. ^ ONS MYE Population Estimates 2008
  2. ^ Minsterley Motors Archived 2012-01-26 at the Wayback Machine. 435 Service

External links[edit]

Media related to Dorrington, Shropshire at Wikimedia Commons