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
A 13th-15thC large parish church (member of the Greater Churches Group) with Medieval misericords, carvings and stained glass. Tower open to the public with fine views.
c/o Parishes Office
2 College Street
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"On Wenlock Edge the wood's in trouble; His forest fleece the Wrekin heaves;" A.E. Housman - A Shropshire Lad
c/o Much Wenlock Tourist Information Centre
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Seek the spiritual heart of Shropshire and you'll find the Wrekin. The Wrekin plays an important role in Shropshire folk-lore. To us it represents home, and we love it.
(Postcode may be approximate for rural locations)
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Much Wenlock in Shropshire is the home of the modern Olympic Games, no honestly! Dr William Penny Brookes was a local doctor who campaigned tirelessly to revive the ancient Greek games.
C/O Much Wenlock Tourist Information Centre
The Museum, High Street
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The Mere at Ellesmere is the largest and most spectacular of the nine glacial meres around the 'North Shropshire Lake District'.
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Based in Oswestry, one of the UK's oldest border settlements, the markets were first formed some 800 years ago. We have a fantastic award winning indoor market held every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; an outdoor street market every Wednesday and Saturday and an impressive Artisan market held on the last Friday of each month where you will find the best local produce and crafts.
A market - so good they named the town after it
Contact: Shropshire Customer First & Visitor I
01630 653114 Contact via Email
The quartzite tors rising from the top of the Stiperstones ridge lie within the shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and are visible for miles around.
c/o Natural England
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Accommodation in Madeley
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.
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.