The Fox Inn public house, Little Ryton
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Great Ryton is a small village in Shropshire, England.
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.
Amenities and features
In Little Ryton is the Ryton Village Hall.
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, while World War II veteran Sir Richard Onslow lived at Ryton Grove until his death in 1975.
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- ONS MYE Population Estimates 2008
- "Shropshire Pub Survey". Archived from the original on 2012-06-30. Little Ryton: The Fox
- Minsterley Motors Archived 2012-01-26 at the Wayback Machine 435 Service
- "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.
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