Shawbury

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Shawbury
The Elephant and Castle public house, Shawbury
The Elephant and Castle public house, Shawbury
Map of Shropshire, with a red dot showing the location of Shawbury
Map of Shropshire, with a red dot showing the location of Shawbury
Shawbury
Location within Shropshire
Population2,872 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSJ550210
Civil parish
  • Shawbury
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSHREWSBURY
Postcode districtSY4
Dialling code01939
PoliceWest Mercia
FireShropshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Shropshire
52°47′N 2°39′W / 52.79°N 2.65°W / 52.79; -2.65Coordinates: 52°47′N 2°39′W / 52.79°N 2.65°W / 52.79; -2.65

Shawbury is a village and civil parish in Shropshire, England. It is 8.4 miles (13.5 km) north east of Shrewsbury, the county town, 11.5 miles (18.5 km) north west of Telford and 163 miles (262 km) north west of London. The 2011 census revealed the parish had 2,872 residents.

The village is recorded in the 1085 Domesday Book. In the book, it is called Sawesberie.

The A53 between Shrewsbury and Market Drayton goes through the village.

The village has a Co-operative shop, a pub, a church, a chip shop and a Chinese takeaway.

It is home to RAF Shawbury, a Royal Air Force base.

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