Shawbury

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Shawbury
Shawbury parish church from the village centre.jpg
Shawbury parish church from the village
Shawbury is located in Shropshire
Shawbury
Shawbury
 Shawbury shown within Shropshire
Population 2,872 (2011)
OS grid reference SJ550210
   – London  163 miles (262 km) 
Civil parish Shawbury
Unitary authority Shropshire
Ceremonial county Shropshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SHREWSBURY
Postcode district SY4
Dialling code 01939
Police West Mercia
Fire Shropshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament North Shropshire
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England
Shropshire

Coordinates: 52°47′10″N 2°39′18″W / 52.786°N 2.655°W / 52.786; -2.655

Shawbury is a village and civil parish in the English county of Shropshire.[1] The village 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.[2] 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.[3]

History[edit]

Shawbury has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1085.[4] 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.

Landmarks[edit]

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.[5]

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 Shawbury United F.C.

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward covers much of the surrounding area with a total ward population as taken at the 2011 Census of 4,666.[6]

Weather station[edit]

The main weather station for Shropshire is located in the village, at the RAF base.[7]

Climate data for Shawbury Weather Station, Shawbury, Shropshire, England
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.5
(43.7)
6.6
(43.9)
9.2
(48.6)
11.9
(53.4)
15.5
(59.9)
18.5
(65.3)
20.3
(68.5)
20.0
(68)
17.5
(63.5)
13.9
(57)
9.4
(48.9)
7.3
(45.1)
13.1
(55.6)
Average low °C (°F) 0.3
(32.5)
0.2
(32.4)
1.5
(34.7)
3.1
(37.6)
6.0
(42.8)
8.9
(48)
10.9
(51.6)
10.6
(51.1)
8.6
(47.5)
6.1
(43)
2.6
(36.7)
1.0
(33.8)
5.0
(41)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 54.8
(2.157)
41.9
(1.65)
49.3
(1.941)
46.9
(1.846)
56.5
(2.224)
53.9
(2.122)
52.9
(2.083)
58.2
(2.291)
58.0
(2.283)
55.8
(2.197)
62.0
(2.441)
62.9
(2.476)
653.2
(25.717)
Source: Met Office[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ OS Explorer Map 241, Shrewsbury, Wem, Shawbury & Baschurch. ISBN 978-0-319-46276-8
  2. ^ Shrewsbury & Telford Street Atlas, ISBN 978-1-84348-389-2
  3. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics Census 2011 - Shawbury CP
  4. ^ The Domesday Book, Englands Heritage, Then and Now, Editor: Thomas Hinde, Shropshire, Shawbury, page 230, ISBN 1-85833-440-3
  5. ^ [1] CWGC Cemetery Report. Breakdown of figures obtained from count of casualty list accompanying.
  6. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  7. ^ Observations
  8. ^ Met Office "Shawbury 1971–2000 averages" Check |url= value (help). UK government. Retrieved 9 January 2008. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Shawbury at Wikimedia Commons