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The Woolpack pub in Shawbirch
Shawbirch is the 29th ward of Telford and Wrekin
Shawbirch is located in Shropshire
Shawbirch shown within Shropshire
Population3,239 (2011)
OS grid referenceSJ64273
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTELFORD
Postcode districtTF5
Dialling code01952
PoliceWest Mercia
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°43′05″N 2°31′48″W / 52.718°N 2.530°W / 52.718; -2.530Coordinates: 52°43′05″N 2°31′48″W / 52.718°N 2.530°W / 52.718; -2.530

Shawbirch is a village in the ceremonial county of Shropshire, in the borough of Telford and Wrekin. It's located west of Admaston, north of Wellington and east of Hortonwood. It forms part of the Telford new town.


Shawbirch Community Centre

Shawbirch has a veterinary centre[1] and a pub.[2] Shawbirch also includes a service station, with a Travelodge hotel,[3] a Toby Carvery restaurant[4] and a 24-hour petrol station with a hand car wash.

Shawbirch Community Centre[edit]

Shawbirch also has a dental practice,[5] a SPAR store,[6] a Boots pharmacy,[7] a medical centre[8] and a preschool called Little Chicks Preschool[9] - these 5 together form the Shawbirch Community Centre.


Behind the Shawbirch Community Centre there is the Shawbirch Woods. Also located in the Shawbirch borough are the Beanhill Woods and the Dothill Nature Reserve.[10] Apley Woods is located some 1 mile away.


The Shawbirch ward falls under The Wrekin constituency which currently has a Conservative seat in Parliament, which has been held since 2005 by Mark Pritchard.

The polling station for Shawbirch is located at the back of the Shawbirch Community Centre in the Little Chicks Preschool.[10]The member of Telford and Wrekin Council for Shawbirch is Liberal Democrat Cllr Bill Tomlinson. He was elected in 2003,[11] 2007,[12] 2011[13] and also in 2015.[14]


As of 2011 the population was at 3,239, with 51% of residents being male and 49% female. 90.9% of residents were born in England, the next biggest percentage was Wales with 2.3%.

98.5% of people in Shawbirch speak English, and the next biggest language spoken was 0.2% who speak Czech. 0.1% also speak British Sign Language.

In Shawbirch, 54.7% of residents are married. 12.6% live with a partner of the opposite sex, while 0.4% live with a partner of the same sex. 20.5% are single, have never been married and have never been partnered with the same sex. 7.9% are divorced/separated and there are 155 widows living in Shawbirch.

67.6% of people who live in Shawbirch identify themselves as a Christian. 22.8% identify as non-religious and the next biggest religion was Islam with 0.9%. Out of the 3,239 residents, 230 did not answer and 12 identified as a Jedi Knight. (see Jedi census phenomenon)


Little Chicks Preschool

Little Chicks Preschool is located at the back of the Shawbirch Community Centre, and Ercall Day Nursery is located at the nearby Princess Royal Hospital.

Primary schools located nearby are St Peters Bratton Primary, Old Hall School and Dothill Primary and Wrekin View Primary.

Some secondary schools and 6th form colleges are Ercall Wood Technology College, Charlton School, Telford College of Arts and Technology, Wrekin College and New College Telford.

Heath services[edit]

There is a medical centre, a pharmacy and a dental practise located in the Shawbirch Community Centre, and a veterinary centre is also located in Shawbirch. The Princess Royal Hospital is located in the neighbouring village of Apley.



The 15 bus route from Telford to Arleston[16] and 16 bus route from Telford to High Ercall[17] run through Shawbirch and are both operated by Arriva.


The nearest train station is the Wellington Train Station, which operates services to places like Birmingham New Street and Shrewsbury Station. Other nearby stations include Telford Central.


The A442 Queensway is located at the Shawbirch roundabout opposite the service station. The M54 motorway is at the back of the nearby Wrekin Retail Park.


  1. ^ "Shawbirch | Ashcroft Veterinary Centre | Medivet". Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  2. ^ "Woolpack". The Woolpack. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  3. ^ "Travelodge | Telford Shawbirch hotel - Telford Shawbirch hotels". Travelodge. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  4. ^ "Telford". Toby Carvery. Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  5. ^ Choices, N. H. S. "Overview - Shawbirch Dental Surgery - NHS Choices". Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  6. ^ "SPAR Shawbirch". Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  7. ^ "Boots Telford Shawbirch - Store Locator - Boots". Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  8. ^ "Shawbirch Medical Centre". Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  9. ^ "Little Chicks Preschool :: Home". Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  10. ^ a b Council, Telford & Wrekin. "Telford & Wrekin Council download - Borough Ward Maps 2015 About my council". Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  11. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project - 2003 - Telford and Wrekin". Retrieved 2016-06-12.
  12. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project - 2007 - Telford and Wrekin". Retrieved 2016-06-12.
  13. ^ Council, Telford & Wrekin. "Telford & Wrekin Council download - Local election results About my council | Elections". Retrieved 2016-06-12.
  14. ^ Council, Telford & Wrekin. "Telford & Wrekin Council download - Borough election results 2015 About my council | Elections". Retrieved 2016-06-12.
  15. ^ "Shawbirch Demographics (Telford and Wrekin, England)". Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  16. ^ "15 - Telford to Arleston". Retrieved 2016-06-11.
  17. ^ "16 - Telford to High Ercall". Retrieved 2016-06-11.