Hadley, Shropshire

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Coordinates: 52°42′14″N 2°28′52″W / 52.704°N 2.481°W / 52.704; -2.481

Holy Trinity parish church
Hadley, Ketley and Leegomery shown within Telford in Blue.

Hadley is a part of the new town of Telford in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and the ceremonial county of Shropshire, England.

Hadley is about 3 miles (5 km) north-west of Telford Town Centre, and is in the civil parish of Hadley and Leegomery (previously called simply "Hadley"). The population of the civil parish mentioned at the 2011 census was 14,166.[1] It neighbours Wellington, a market town also part of Telford, and that town's two colleges of Telford College of Arts and Technology (TCAT) and New College (NC), all to the west of Hadley. Ketley is immediately to the south of Hadley.[2]

Len Murray, Baron Murray of Epping Forest, trade union leader, was born at Hadley in 1922. On 13 September 1919, Harry Patch, who became last surviving British combat soldier of World War I married at Hadley his first wife, Ada Billington, who died in 1976.[3]

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  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey mapping
  3. ^ Patch, Harry; Van Emden, Richard (2007). The Last Fighting Tommy:The Life of Harry Patch, the Oldest Surviving Veteran of the Trenches. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 138. ISBN 978-0-7475-9115-3.