Wellington  Shropshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Wellington like this:

Wellington.-- market town and par. with ry. sta., Shropshire, 10 miles E. of Shrewsbury by rail - par., 8757 ac., pop. 14,199; town, 352 ac., pop. 6217; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Thursday. Wellington was originally called Watling Town, from Watling Street, and was the place where Charles I. issued his first proclamation in 1642. It is the centre of a populous mining and agricultural district, and has trade in cattle, corn, timber, and lime, and mfrs. of nails, farm implements, and brass and iron ware.

Wellington through time

Wellington is now part of Telford and Wrekin district. Click here for graphs and data of how Telford and Wrekin has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Wellington itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Wellington, in Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 28th May 2024

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