Nantmawr

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Nantmawr
Wesleyan Chapel at Nantmawr - geograph.org.uk - 548832.jpg
Wesleyan Chapel, Nantmawr
Nantmawr is located in Shropshire
Nantmawr
Nantmawr
Nantmawr shown within Shropshire
OS grid referenceSJ248244
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townOSWESTRY
Postcode districtSY10
Dialling code01691
PoliceWest Mercia
FireShropshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Shropshire
52°48′40″N 3°07′01″W / 52.811°N 3.117°W / 52.811; -3.117Coordinates: 52°48′40″N 3°07′01″W / 52.811°N 3.117°W / 52.811; -3.117

Nantmawr is a village in Shropshire, England. It is located about 5 miles south west of Oswestry and close to the Welsh border. The Offa's Dyke Path runs through the village.

Like many of the towns in the Welsh Marches, the area was formerly Welsh speaking, and its name means "big stream".

The village also forms the terminus of the surviving stub of the former Potteries, Shrewsbury & North Wales Railway, better known as the 'Potts Line', which is currently being re-opened as a heritage railway by the Tanat Valley Light Railway Company.

Nantmawr has a nature reserve known as "Jones' Rough" managed by Shropshire Wildlife Trust. It is a breeding place for the pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly.

External links[edit]