Clun

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Clun
Clun Town Hall and Museum - geograph.org.uk - 380354.jpg
Clun Town Hall and museum
Population680 (2011)
OS grid referenceSO302808
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCRAVEN ARMS
Postcode districtSY7
Dialling code01588
PoliceWest Mercia
FireShropshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Shropshire

Clun (Welsh: Colunwy) is a small town in the south of the county of Shropshire, England.

A 2011 census recorded just 680 people living in the town.

Clun takes its name from the river upon which it stands. The name derives from an earlier Colunwy and shares its very early British root with the Colne rivers, in Lancashire and Essex, each of which has a town of the same name on its banks.

The A488 and B4368 roads cross in the town. Craven Arms, Bishop's Castle (6 miles (10 km) to the north) and Ludlow are the neighbouring Shropshire towns, and Knighton, which is in Powys, Wales, is 7 miles (11 km) to the south.

In A Shropshire Lad, A. E. Housman wrote the verse:
"Clunton and Clunbury,
Clungunford and Clun,
Are the quietest places
Under the sun."

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