Great Ryton

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Great Ryton
The Fox Inn - - 750736.jpg
The Fox Inn public house, Little Ryton
Great Ryton is located in Shropshire
Great Ryton
Great Ryton
Location within Shropshire
OS grid referenceSJ488034
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′34″N 2°45′22″W / 52.626°N 2.756°W / 52.626; -2.756Coordinates: 52°37′34″N 2°45′22″W / 52.626°N 2.756°W / 52.626; -2.756

Great Ryton is a small village in Shropshire, England.

It is located less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometres) to the northeast of the village of Dorrington and the A49 road there.

Together with the neighbouring hamlet of Little Ryton and Ryton Grove, the combined community is often referred to as simply "Ryton". (Not to be confused however with the village and parish of Ryton, which also is in Shropshire.) Ryton lies at around 106m above sea level. The population was estimated as being 142 in 2008.[1]


Ryton lies within the parish of Condover, a village to the north. The parish is subdivided into a number of wards, one of which is Ryton, which sends one councillor to the parish council.

Amenities and features[edit]

In Little Ryton is a public house called "The Fox".[2]

In Great Ryton is a small red-brick "Ryton Mission Church", the size of a chapel, which forms part of the Condover ecclesiastical parish and is dedicated to Saint Thomas.

In Little Ryton is the Ryton Village Hall.


Minsterley Motors route 435 (Shrewsbury-Ludlow and vice versa) runs through the area and calls at Great Ryton. The service runs Mondays-Saturdays.[3]

Regional Cycle Route 32/33 passes through Great Ryton and Little Ryton, on its way from Condover to Longnor.

Notable residents[edit]

Two unrelated Admirals who each became Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth, had their homes in Great Ryton after retirement. Sir Cecil Thursby, a distinguished commander in World War I, lived at The Styche until his death in 1936,[4] while World War II veteran Sir Richard Onslow lived at Ryton Grove until his death in 1975.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ ONS MYE Population Estimates 2008
  2. ^ "Shropshire Pub Survey". Archived from the original on 2012-06-30. Little Ryton: The Fox
  3. ^ Minsterley Motors Archived 2012-01-26 at the Wayback Machine 435 Service
  4. ^ "Death of Admiral Sir Cecil Thursby. Great Shropshire Sailor. Distinguished War Service. Commanded Fleet which covered Gallipoli Landings". Shrewsbury Chronicle. 29 May 1936. p. 9.Obituary.