Madeley

Madeley is another of our market towns, located within the Telford and Wrekin area of Shropshire.

Madeley is full of history, its orgins can be traced back to the 18th Century and it is recorded in the Doomsday book.

The Parish of Madeley was orginally made up from the towns of Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale. The town retains 51 historic listed buildings that give visitors an idea of its importance.

Perhaps the most significant of these buildings is Woolfe's Barn, where in 1651, King Charles II found sanctuary after fleeing the battle of Worcester during the Civil War.

The church of St Michael was designed by Thomas Telford and was built in 1796. Opposite the church, you'll find the Old Rectory, a house dating back to 1700 where the methodist Reverend, John Fletcher, who was a follower of John Wesley, lived from 1760 to 1785.

Another historic building is Madeley Court, which largely dates back to the mid-16th Century, however some parts go as far back as the 13th. The building was the home of Sir Basil Brooke, one of the architects of the industrial revolution and today it has been renovated into a hotel.

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Attractions in Madeley

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In the Darby houses, Dale House and Rosehill House, you can delve in to the everyday life of Quaker families.

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Dare you enter this narrow, dimly lit tunnel to see a geological curiosity, where bitumen still oozes through the walls. Don't forget to pick up your hard hat!

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The Corbet family replaced their fortified home with a stone castle in about 1239. This was extended in 1538, and again in the 1580's with a great Elizabethan wing, now itself a spectacular ruin.

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The red sandstone shell of a semi fortified tower house built in 1284-93 by Bishop Burnell Edward I's Lord Chancellor. Parliaments were twice held here in 1283 and 1285.

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Hawkstone boasts 2 contrasting magnificent 18 hole golf courses and a 6 hole par three course.

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Bridgnorth Town Hall is a black and white building erected in 1650. In the 16th Century the view up the High Street would have been uninterrupted. In the centre of the street would have been the High Cross, otherwise known as a Market Cross. Opposite the top of Hungry Street, now St Mary’s Street, stood the 'New House', a raised building containing the office of the town's chief magistrates. On the ground floor was the public wool market.

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Hillfort reputed to be the site of Caractacus' last stand

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The dramatic riverside ruins and extensive earthworks of a Welsh Border Norman Castle, its tall keep unusually set on the side of its mound.


The Shrewsbury Steam Trust was formed to restore and care for the beam engines and boilers at the site. It operates Coleham Pumping Station on behalf of Shropshire Council Museums Service.

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Prehistoric Bronze Age stone circle 85 feet in diameter, consisting originally of some 30 stones of which 15 are now visible.

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Accommodation in Madeley

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The Raven Hotel is an 18th century coaching inn, set in the heart of the beautiful, historic market town of Much Wenlock.

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The Four Alls Inn is situated 2 miles from Market Drayton in a quiet rural setting yet having easy access to all of Shropshires local attractions and major towns.

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The Sweeney Country House Hotel, set in the gorgeous rolling Marches, has everything you could want from a Hotel.

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Welcome to the Family run Albright Hussey Manor Hotel and Restaurant. Set in 4 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and surrounded by an original moat.

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Come and enjoy a friendly relaxing break at Mill House, a former mill. We are set in idyllic surroundings on the Shropshire Way. River and pool close by and access to walks, with views, over Ludlow and Clee Hill right on our doorstep.

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The Lord Hill Hotel has twelve individually styled bedrooms, all furnished to the highest standards and including the luxurious Abbey Suite and four-poster bridal suite.

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Why not enjoy a relaxed break at this family run Inn, which was built in 1774 and for the past 28 years has been successfully run by  the Poulton family. They have built up an excellent reputation for their selection and quality of their meals and their personal relationship with their guests.

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At Thomas House a warm and friendly welcome awaits you at our newly built Lodge.

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Situated at the heart of the ancient market town of Ludlow. Internationally recognised for its Jacobean architecture and medieval heritage. Excellent cuisine.

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Sixteen generations of the Ashton family have cherished this ancient Shropshire manor house, set in 500 acres of private country estate and woodland as John and Ann Ashton and family do today.

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Map of Madeley Town

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