St George's and Priorslee

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St.George's and Priorslee are suburbs of the new town of Telford in Shropshire, England. The area is also a civil parish in the borough of Telford and Wrekin.

The area lies North-East of the town centre of Telford and East of Oakengates. The A5 runs through the area, and junction 4 of the M54 motorway is just to the south.

The Priorslee area of Telford contains the Priorslee Campus of the University of Wolverhampton. At the centre of the Priorslee Campus is the eighteenth century Priorslee Hall. The Priorslee area is also the site of major housing developments concentrating some of the more expensive housing in the town of Telford. There is also a primary school and a secondary school (Holy Trinity Academy).

Priorslee is also famous for the Lion public house, on the Shifnal Road behind Priorslee Village.

History of the Name St George's[edit]

The village was originally named "Pains Lane"

History of the Name Priorslee[edit]

Priorslee is partly Latin:

  • prios means monk or priest
  • lee is a clearing in a wood.
  • leasow is the area in which land was used for mainly agricultural reasons.
  • priors is linked to the religious site at Priorslee. If you link the word 'Priors Leasow' together, you will find that the prior of Priorslee and St Georges was mainly providing agricultural services.

The area named Priorslee was once in the ownership of the priors of Wombridge Priory that once stood 1½ miles to the north west.

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Coordinates: 52°41.5′N 2°26′W / 52.6917°N 2.433°W / 52.6917; -2.433