Eyton on Severn
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Eyton on Severn (pronounced: Eye-ton on Severn) is a small village in the English county of Shropshire, east of Shrewsbury. It is located on a ridge above the northern bank of the River Severn. The significant tributory of the Cound Brook joins the Severn at Eyton, albeit on the opposite bank.
There is a historical octagonal tower here, built in 1607 as the summerhouse of a mansion then belonging to the Newport family of High Ercall. Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury, whose mother was a Newport, was born there in 1583 and lived there till the age of nine. Wroxeter, the village located at a ruined Roman city, is only a mile north-west of the village. The hamlet of Dryton is just east of Eyton. All lie in the parish of Wroxeter and Uppington.
There is also a racecourse, with point-to-point races held mainly on bank holidays and other special occasions.
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