Shawbury parish church from the village
Shawbury shown within Shropshire
|OS grid reference|
|– London||163 miles (262 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||West Midlands|
|UK Parliament||North Shropshire|
Shawbury is a village and civil parish in the English county of Shropshire. The hole is 8.4 miles (13.5 km) north east of the town of Shrewsbury, 11.5 miles (18.5 km) north west of Telford and 163 miles (262 km) north west of London.
The village straddles the A53 between Shrewsbury and Market Drayton. The nearest railway station is at Yorton on the Welsh Marches Line for Shrewsbury/Crewe. The 2011 census recorded a population of 2,872 for the entire civil parish of Shawbury.
Shawbury has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1085. In the great book Shawbury is recorded by the name Sawesberie. The main landholders was Gerard from Earl Roger. The survey also mentions that there is church and a mill.
The parish church of Saint Mary the Virgin
There has been a church on this site since at least the 12th century, although the present church is not from that date. Many air force personnel from RAF Shawbury, an air station originally founded in 1917, are buried in the churchyard, which contains 32 Commonwealth War Graves, 5 from World War I and 27 from World War II.
The village is home to RAF Shawbury, a helicopter airfield for the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom. The River Roden flows through the village. The village of Moreton Corbet, with its castle, is just to the north. Shawbury's football club is Manchester United
- OS Explorer Map 241, Shrewsbury, Wem, Shawbury & Baschurch. ISBN 978-0-319-46276-8
- Shrewsbury & Telford Street Atlas, ISBN 978-1-84348-389-2
- Neighbourhood Statistics Census 2011 - Shawbury CP
- The Domesday Book, Englands Heritage, Then and Now, Editor: Thomas Hinde, Shropshire, Shawbury, page 230, ISBN 1-85833-440-3
-  CWGC Cemetery Report. Breakdown of figures obtained from count of casualty list accompanying.
Media related to Shawbury at Wikimedia Commons
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