Sheinton

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Sheinton
View of Sheinton - geograph.org.uk - 716407.jpg
Sheinton
Sheinton is located in Shropshire
Sheinton
Sheinton
Sheinton shown within Shropshire
Population135 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSJ610039
Civil parish
  • Sheinton
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSHREWSBURY
Postcode districtSY5
Dialling code01952
PoliceWest Mercia
FireShropshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Shropshire
52°37′55″N 2°34′34″W / 52.632°N 2.576°W / 52.632; -2.576Coordinates: 52°37′55″N 2°34′34″W / 52.632°N 2.576°W / 52.632; -2.576
Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Sheinton.

Sheinton is a small rural village and civil parish just outside Telford, and within Shropshire. Shropshire is a county situated in mid-Britain bordering Wales.[2] It is situated on the south bank of the River Severn opposite the Wrekin, a notable Shropshire landmark.

The name comes from the Saxon shenatun, meaning "beautiful place".[3]

On 23 October 2008 its historic bridge collapsed into the Hughley Brook.[1]

Benjamin Bailey, missionary to Kerala, India, and an important figure in the history of the Malayalam language, was rector of Sheinton from after his return to England in 1850 to his death in 1871.[4]

The Village[edit]

The village is small and has a large amount of agricultural land. The soil is mainly sand and loam however the more elevated parts are mostly strong clay.[5] The parish council is combined with the neighbouring parish of Cressage. The population of Sheinton, according to the 2001 census, is 273.

Amenities[edit]

There are limited services in Sheinton village, however there are many facilities such as pubs and restaurants, hotels, shops and cinemas, schools and a doctors surgery in close proximity in the neighbouring villages Cressage and Much Wenlock.[6] The nearest train stations are Wellington Shropshire railway station (5.40 miles) and Telford Central railway station (6.60 miles).[7]

St Peter and Paul's Church[edit]

St Peter and Paul's church is a Grade II listed building.[8] Standing high on a natural mound overlooking the Seven Valley this mediaeval church was restored and altered in the 19th century.[9] The church was partly rebuilt in the 1660s and later thoroughly restored in 1854.[10]

The church contains a framed Roll of Honour on the north wall listing local men who served in the First World War, and, on the opposite wall, a brass war memorial plaque to seven men who died serving in the same war.[11]

Sheinton Bridge[edit]

In October 2008 the Sheinton brook became a raging torrent after exceptionally heavy precipitation fell over Shropshire. The force of the water caused one of the supporting piers for the brick-built bridge to collapse across the brook. The collapse began while engineers were repairing the damaged foundations; a crack was noticed along the structure minutes before it collapsed.

The bridge's collapse caused great disruption to local residents of Sheinton who faced inconvenient diversions to commute to and from the county town of Shrewsbury. However, Shropshire County Council acted quickly and a temporary road bridge and approaches were built in the fields alongside the old bridge. The damage caused to the old bridge was so extensive that repairing it was not an option.[12] The two-pier bridge was listed, therefore it had to be redesigned in the same style, using the same type of materials, and listed building consent had to be obtained. The whole process took months and approval by the Environment Agency was needed.[13]

Climate[edit]

The closest weather station to Sheinton is located in Shawbury,[14] which is the main weather station for the whole of Shropshire. The climate for Shropshire is very similar throughout, where locally the coldest nights around Shawbury fall to −9.6c. The average rainfall in Shropshire in a year is an average of 65 cm, however, despite this Shropshire has been declared a drought zone with the worst water shortage since 1976.[15]

Climate data for Sheinton, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 7
(45)
7
(45)
10
(50)
12
(54)
16
(61)
19
(66)
21
(70)
21
(70)
18
(64)
14
(57)
10
(50)
7
(45)
14
(56)
Average low °C (°F) 0
(32)
0
(32)
1
(34)
2
(36)
5
(41)
8
(46)
10
(50)
10
(50)
7
(45)
4
(39)
2
(36)
1
(34)
4
(40)
Average precipitation cm (inches) 5.48
(2.157)
4.11
(1.618)
4.53
(1.783)
4.64
(1.827)
5.42
(2.134)
5.43
(2.138)
5.18
(2.039)
5.69
(2.24)
5.88
(2.315)
6.18
(2.433)
6.08
(2.394)
6.10
(2.402)
64.72
(25.48)
Source: Bing.com[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  2. ^ Visit Sheinton Archived 5 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine., Retrieved 24 April 2012
  3. ^ Shropshire Tourism, Retrieved 24 April 2012
  4. ^ A Vision of Britain, Retrieved 30 April 2012
  5. ^ Genuki, Retrieved 30 April 2012
  6. ^ NHS Choices, Retrieved 01/05/2012
  7. ^ Big Red Directory, Retrieved 01/05/2012
  8. ^ British Listed Buildings, Retrieved 02/05/2012
  9. ^ Slowe.eclipse, Retrieved 02/05/2012
  10. ^ British Listed Buildings, Retrieved 02/05/2012
  11. ^ Francis, Peter (2013). Shropshire War Memorials, Sites of Remembrance. YouCaxton Publications. p. 128. ISBN 978-1-909644-11-3.
  12. ^ New Civil Engineer, Retrieved 30 April 2012
  13. ^ Shropshire Star, Retrieved 01/05/2012
  14. ^ "Met Office – Shawbury Weather". Archived from the original on 10 February 2012. Retrieved 02/05/2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  15. ^ "Shropshire Live – Drought Warning". Retrieved 02/05/2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  16. ^ "Monthly Weather in Shrewsbury". Retrieved 02/05/2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)