Wollaston, Shropshire

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Wollaston
St. John the Baptist at Wollaston - geograph.org.uk - 537639.jpg
St. John the Baptist church at Wollaston
Wollaston is located in Shropshire
Wollaston
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Wollaston shown within Shropshire
OS grid referenceSJ328123
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CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSHREWSBURY
Postcode districtSY5
Dialling code01743
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52°42′14″N 2°59′38″W / 52.704°N 2.994°W / 52.704; -2.994Coordinates: 52°42′14″N 2°59′38″W / 52.704°N 2.994°W / 52.704; -2.994

Wollaston is a small village in Shropshire, England, only a quarter of a mile from the Welsh border.

It also was a civil parish, until 2005 when it was abolished and absorbed into the two neighbouring parishes: Alberbury with Cardeston and Westbury.

It is believed that Old Tom Parr was born in, or near, to the village at Winnington at The Glyn, according to the inscription on a brass plaque in the church.

There is a beacon here, by the church, that is to be lit in case of an invasion from Wales.[citation needed] Immediately west of the church are the earthwork remains of Wollaston Castle, a motte-and-bailey castle.

Half a mile south-east near Bretchel is the site of a small Norman motte castle known as The Beacon.

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