Wellington, Shropshire

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Wellington
Wellington Town Centre, Shropshire
New Street, Wellington
Map of Shropshire, with a red dot showing the position of Wellington
Map of Shropshire, with a red dot showing the position of Wellington
Wellington
Location within Shropshire
Population25,554 (2011 census)
DemonymWellingtonian
Civil parish
  • Wellington
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTELFORD
Postcode districtTF1
Dialling code01952
PoliceWest Mercia
FireShropshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Shropshire
52°42′N 2°31′W / 52.70°N 2.51°W / 52.70; -2.51Coordinates: 52°42′N 2°31′W / 52.70°N 2.51°W / 52.70; -2.51

Wellington is a market town and civil parish in Shropshire, England. It is in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and forms part of the new town of Telford. It is 3.5 miles (5.5 km) northwest of central Telford and 12 miles (19 km) east of Shrewsbury. The 2011 census revealed that the town has a population of 25,554 people.

It became part of the new town of Telford in 1968.

The town's population makes it the third largest town in Shropshire, behind Telford and Shrewsbury.

The Wrekin hill is 3.5 miles southwest of the town.

The town has a railway station on the Wolverhampton–Shrewsbury line. Passengers can get direct trains to Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton, Birmingham, London and parts of Wales.

The New Bucks Head, the home stadium of football club A.F.C. Telford United, is located in Wellington.

Twinning[change | change source]

Wellington has one twin town. It is twinned with:

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