Newcastle, Shropshire

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Newcastle
Newcastleclun.jpg
A view over the village of Newcastle taken from the Offa's Dyke Path
Newcastle is located in Shropshire
Newcastle
Newcastle
Newcastle shown within Shropshire
Population 319 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SO247823
Civil parish
  • Newcastle on Clun
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CRAVEN ARMS
Postcode district SY7
Dialling code 01588
Police West Mercia
Fire Shropshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Shropshire
52°26′02″N 3°06′25″W / 52.434°N 3.107°W / 52.434; -3.107Coordinates: 52°26′02″N 3°06′25″W / 52.434°N 3.107°W / 52.434; -3.107

Newcastle is a village in the rural south west of Shropshire, England. It lies at the confluence of the River Clun and the Folly Brook, 3 miles west of the small town of Clun. The B4368 runs through the village, on its way between Craven Arms in Shropshire to Newtown in Powys.

The village has a community hall, a campsite (Clun Valley Camping), a church and a pub (the "Crown Inn").[2]

Newcastle A.F.C.[edit]

An association football club exists in the village, called Newcastle A.F.C. or Newcastle Football Club, whose home ground is the Mill Field, situated to the southwest of the village between the B-road and the Folly Brook.[3] Despite being based in England they play in the Mid Wales South League[4] (part of the Welsh football league system) and were the League Champions in the 2011-12 season.[5] They are currently sponsored by the Crown Inn. Another Shropshire village, also in the southwest of Shropshire, have a team playing in the same league: Bucknell.

The parish[edit]

Newcastle on Clun is a civil parish[6] which covers the village and surrounding countryside, reaching the border with Wales to the north. It is part of the remote and very rural Clun Forest, part of the Shropshire Hills AONB. Offa's Dyke and Offa's Dyke Path run through the area. The parish forms part of the Clun electoral division of Shropshire Council.

Church[edit]

The Church of England parish church, dedicated to St John the Evangelist, was built by Shrewsbury architect Edward Haycock, Sr. in 1848. As a memorial to the First World War, electric lighting was installed in the building.[7] The churchyard contains war graves of a soldier of World War I and another of World War II.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 29 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "The Crown at Newcastle". Retrieved 1 February 2008. 
  3. ^ Google Maps Mill Ground
  4. ^ Mid Wales South League official website
  5. ^ Mid Wales South League 2011-12 League Champions
  6. ^ "Newcastle Parish Council". Retrieved 2 October 2008. 
  7. ^ Francis, Peter (2013). Shropshire War Memorials, Sites of Remembrance. YouCaxton Publications. p. 93. ISBN 978-1-909644-11-3. 
  8. ^ [1] CWGC Cemetery report, detail from casualty record.

External links[edit]

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