Harmer Hill

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Harmer Hill
The Red Castle, Harmer Hill - geograph.org.uk - 594717.jpg
The Red Castle public house, Harmer Hill
Harmer Hill is located in Shropshire
Harmer Hill
Harmer Hill
 Harmer Hill shown within Shropshire
OS grid reference SJ483226
Civil parish Myddle and Broughton
Unitary authority Shropshire
Ceremonial county Shropshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SY4
Dialling code 01939
Police West Mercia
Fire Shropshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament North Shropshire
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Coordinates: 52°47′56″N 2°45′58″W / 52.799°N 2.766°W / 52.799; -2.766

Harmer Hill is a village in Shropshire, England located on the A528 south of Wem and north of Shrewsbury.

The name Harmer comes from the two words "hare" and "mere", as there was a lake situated in a plain below the hill, but it was drained in the 15th century for farm land. The village is home to two pubs, The Bridgewater Arms and the Red Castle. There is a village hall and Presbyterian chapel with its own burial ground. Harmer Hill has many apparent Ghosts,[citation needed] including the "White Lady".

Queen Mary's brother, the Marquess of Cambridge, lived at nearby Shotton Hall from after World War I until his death in 1927.[1]


  1. ^ "Death of the Marquess of Cambridge". The Shrewsbury Chronicle. 25 October 1927. p. 7. Obituary.

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