Ford, Shropshire

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Ford
Ford Church and Yard in Shropshire - geograph.org.uk - 344573.jpg
Ford church, Shropshire
Ford is located in Shropshire
Ford
Ford
Ford shown within Shropshire
Population 890 (2011)
OS grid reference SJ413137
Civil parish
  • Ford
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SHREWSBURY
Postcode district SY5
Dialling code 01743
Police West Mercia
Fire Shropshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
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ShropshireCoordinates: 52°43′01″N 2°52′12″W / 52.717°N 2.870°W / 52.717; -2.870

Ford is a village and civil parish in Shropshire, England. The civil parish population at the 2011 census was 890.[1]

Ford lies west of the county town of Shrewsbury, just off the A458 road and near to the River Severn, at grid reference SJ413137. The Royal Mail postcode is SY5.

St Michael's Church, Ford is located in the older part of the village. A morning Holy Communion Service takes place at 9.30am on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. An Evensong Service takes place at 6.30pm on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month (this is moved to 4.30pm in Winter).

Ford has a primary school, Trinity CE Primary, which was formed through merging the schools of Ford, Yockleton and Wattlesborough.

The village was served by the Ford and Crossgates station on the Shropshire and Montgomeryshire Railway. The line was requistioned in 1941 to serve the new Central Ammunition Depot Nesscliffe and one of the four sub-sites for ammunition storage was constructed next to Ford and Crossgates station; in 2010 ten storage buildings remained in use for civilian purposes.

There is one pub in Ford, Smokestop BBQ, which is a barbecue themed pub run on smokehouse lines similar to an 'average pub' in the United States. It is in the west part of the village. It had been run for three years under its previous name The Cross Gates, then in its present name for two, by former footballer Jake King, who sold it in 2016.[2]

The Pavement Gates (previously The Owen Glendower), is now an Indian restaurant called Saffron Cottage, and is situated next to the Shell Garage. The garage now includes a Nisa shop, which is the only shop in the village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 26 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Ex-footballer and his family hang up their aprons after restaurant venture". Shrewsbury Chronicle. 28 July 2016. p. 13. Report by Andy Richardson.

External links[edit]

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