Maesbury

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Maesbury
Montgomery Canal at Maesbury Marsh.jpg
The Montgomery Canal passing through Maesbury Marsh
Maesbury is located in Shropshire
Maesbury
Maesbury
Maesbury shown within Shropshire
OS grid referenceSJ308256
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CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townOSWESTRY
Postcode districtSY10
Dialling code01691
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52°49′26″N 3°01′34″W / 52.824°N 3.026°W / 52.824; -3.026Coordinates: 52°49′26″N 3°01′34″W / 52.824°N 3.026°W / 52.824; -3.026
The Navigation Inn in Maesbury Marsh
St Winifred's Well, Woolston

Maesbury is a small scattered community in Shropshire, England, south of the town of Oswestry, falling within the Oswestry Rural parish.

The name is derived from maes, meaning field or plain in Brythonic Welsh, and burh, meaning fort in Old English.

Maesbury traditionally consists of five hamlets: Ball, Gwernybrenin, Newbridge, Maesbury and Maesbury Marsh, though the wider area now includes Ashfield, Aston and Woolston.

Maesbury Marsh is at the southern end of the area. There is a public house here, located by the main road bridge over the Montgomery Canal, called The Navigation Inn. Local restoration of the Montgomery Canal has been completed and it connects with the Shropshire Union Canal/Ellesmere Canal further to the north east. Further restoration is taking place to the south west through Crickheath. There is a newly constructed nature reserve at Bridge 81, a lift bridge over a minor road, by Bridge House. There is another public house in Ball called The Original Ball on the road into Oswestry.

In nearby Woolston is St Winifred's Well, which is believed to have been a resting place for monks travelling from Holywell to Shrewsbury Abbey with her body.

A biennial canal festival is held in Maesbury.

The local small primary school - Maesbury Primary School - located at Ashfield closed in 2013. The building reopened as a childrens’ nursery after renovation in 2017.

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