Eyton on Severn

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Eyton on Severn
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Eyton-on-Severn
Eyton on Severn is located in Shropshire
Eyton on Severn
Eyton on Severn
Eyton on Severn shown within Shropshire
OS grid reference SJ572062
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Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SHREWSBURY
Postcode district SY5
Dialling code 01952
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52°39′07″N 2°37′55″W / 52.652°N 2.632°W / 52.652; -2.632Coordinates: 52°39′07″N 2°37′55″W / 52.652°N 2.632°W / 52.652; -2.632
The octagonal tower

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.[1] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dickins, Gordon (1987). An Illustrated Literary Guide to Shropshire. Shropshire Libraries. pp. 38, 96. ISBN 0-903802-37-6. 

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