Shropshire County Council

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Shropshire County Council
Coat of arms of Shropshire County Council.jpg
Founded1 April 1889
Disbanded1 April 2009
Meeting place
Council Chamber, Shire Hall, Shrewsbury - - 1236320.jpg
Shirehall, Shrewsbury

Shropshire County Council was the county council of the non-metropolitan county of Shropshire in England.


The Council came into its powers under the Local Government Act 1888 on 1 April 1889 and was known as Salop County Council from formation until 1 April 1980.[1] It was based at the Old Shirehall in Market square, Shrewsbury until it moved to the new Shirehall in Abbey Foregate in Shrewsbury in 1966.[2]

Wrekin unitary[edit]

The area covered by the council was decreased in 1998 when the Telford and Wrekin unitary authority was created, removing The Wrekin district from the non-metropolitan county of Shropshire.[1]

County unitary[edit]

The county council was replaced, along with the county's five district councils, by a unitary authority called Shropshire Council on 1 April 2009.[3] However, as the 'continuing authority', the councillors of the county council became the councillors of the new authority for the interim period until the first elections to Shropshire Council were held on 4 June 2009.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "The County". Shropshire History. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  2. ^ Newman, John; Pevsner, Nikolaus; Watson, Gavin (1958). Shropshire. Yale University Press. p. 77. ISBN 978-0300096422.
  3. ^ "Shropshire (Structural Change) Order 2008". Retrieved 28 September 2019.