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  GENUKI: Bridgnorth, Shropshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868
Bridgnorth is the seat of a thriving trade, chiefly in connection with the navigation of the Severn, the building of vessels, and the export of corn and malt.
The government of the borough is vested, by an Act passed in 1835, in a mayor, 4 aldermen, and 12 councillors, the style of the corporation being the "bailiffs, aldermen, and burgesses of the borough of Bridgnorth".
Bridgnorth was the birthplace (1729) of Bishop Percy, to whom we are indebted for a collection of the "Reliques of Ancient English Poetry", and of Francis Moore, the originator of the medico-prophetic almanac which still passes under his name.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/eng/SAL/Bridgnorth/Gaz1868.html   (1641 words)

 BridgnorthJournal.com - Sport - Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Bridgnorth opened their account when veteran Ian White slotted the ball home from close range and a second was added 10 minutes later when Tony Swales found the back of the net.
Bridgnorth started well and secured their first penalty corner within a few minutes, and although they did not score it was a good chance for the home side.
Bridgnorth displayed a team performance that has been missing of late and it was their determination to keep playing on that gave them a last-minute penalty corner when Fay Wier and Lynne Tomkins combined for Wier to score for a well deserved point.
www.bridgnorthjournal.com /sport/publish/article_14476.php   (842 words)

 Bridgnorth - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Bridgnorth manufactures carpets; brewing is carried on, and there is trade in agricultural produce.
The early history of Bridgnorth is connected with IEthelfleda, lady of the Mercians, who raised a mound there in 912 as part of her offensive policy against the Danes of the five boroughs.
granted the manor of Bridgnorth to Earl Roger of Shrewsbury, whose son Robert de Belesme transferred his castle and borough from Quatford to Bridgnorth, but on Robert's attainder in 1102 the town became a royal borough.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Bridgnorth   (539 words)

 Bridgnorth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bridgnorth is named after a bridge over the River Severn, built further north than an earlier bridge at Quatford.
It is the seat of the Bridgnorth district.
The population of the town of Bridgnorth is 11,742.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bridgnorth   (688 words)

 Bridgnorth Hockey Club
Bridgnorth had the ball in the net, but the umpire in after initially giving the goal was surrounded by the Khalsa players and overturned his decision and gave a short corner instead.
Bridgnorth slowly became more competitive as the game went on and were unlucky not to take the lead when Dale Bennett pounced on a loose ball in the D but saw his shot hit the post.
Bridgnorth should have doubled the lead immediately as Julian Dwane's shot was kicked off the line and the home side were awarded a flick, however not for the first time this season Bridgnorth were unable to score from the spot.
uk.geocities.com /s_marston6/seconds.html   (7203 words)

 BBC - Shropshire - Music, Gigs and Clubs - Bridgnorth Folk Festival -
Bridgnorth is one of the most spectacular and beautiful towns in Shropshire.
Bridgnorth's Castle Hill Railway is England's oldest and steepest inland funicular railway.
Bridgnorth Folk Festival is a dynamic event, which rejoices in bringing together music and dance from a host of different cultures.
www.bbc.co.uk /shropshire/music/2003/07/bridgnorth.shtml   (761 words)

 Florilegium urbanum - Politics - Misuse of executive office
Leonard at Bridgnorth, entered his room without the chaplain's permission, and with the assistance of armed men feloniously and in infringement of the king's peace took, carried off, and robbed Richard of various goods and possessions, viz.: a baselard decorated with silver worth 20s., and woollen and linen cloth found there worth 40s.
of Bridgnorth, Shropshire, was bailiff of the town, on 12 March 1413, John Dawes chaplain of the parish church of St. Leonard, Bridgnorth, fearful because of the threats and ill-will of John Bruyn, sent a large chest of his containing his goods and possessions worth 40s.
A jury of Bridgnorth men presented fifteen of the accusations, while the sixteenth was presented by a jury of county men who included Richard Lacon and John Corbet.
www.trytel.com /~tristan/towns/florilegium/government/gvpoli03.html   (2589 words)

 Bridgnorth Official Guide
The earliest mention of Bridgnorth in historical records was in 895 when the Danes set up a camp at ‘Cwatbridge’, and in 910 a bridge at ‘Cwatbridge’ was mentioned in the records of the Danish Wars.
Bridgnorth Town Wall was built in the latter part of the reign of Henry III.
In 1646 Bridgnorth was held for the King during the Civil War, but on 31st March, Parliamentary forces broke through the palisade and entered St Leonard’s Close.
www.localauthoritypublishing.co.uk /councils/bridgnorth/history.html   (1121 words)

 expressandstar.com:community:guides   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Throughout the Middle Ages Bridgnorth was the county's second largest town, due to its castle and its strategic position, which made it a place of military importance.
Damage caused by the Civil War and in particular the siege of 1646 was worse in Bridgnorth than in any other Shropshire town, and it was long before the town recovered its losses.
Bridgnorth has now become an attractive town of great historic interest in a scenic setting which is easily accessible from Telford and the West Midlands.
www.expressandstar.com /es/features/community/townguides/bridgnorth.shtml   (309 words)

 Bridgnorth Today
A Bridgnorth resident has launched a campaign to stop a mobile telephone mast being built at the Severn Valley Railway because of fears it will be a health hazard which will cause a slump in house prices.
Bridgnorth District Council has organised a series of public meetings across the district to enable local people to have a say about what is important to them and to their communities.
Bridgnorth's Somerfield supermarket was the target of a graffiti protest at the town's cricket club this week.
www.icingsugar.net /bnorth.htm   (1138 words)

 Bridgnorth Tourism and Accommodation - Shropshire Tourist Board Information
Bridgnorth hosts many other events throughout the year, in particular the Hayden Festival and regular street markets add to the towns colour.
On its gentler slope lies Bridgnorth's neighbour, the pretty little town of Much Wenlock where, in 1850, the modern Olympics were revived by the town doctor, William Penny Brookes - as an antidote to the local men's drinkig.
Outside of Bridgnorth is Daniel's Mill a picturesque working corn mill, there's also a Museum of Costume and Childhood and Dudmaston Hall with its impressive parklands and collections of modern art and sculpture.
www.shropshiretourism.info /bridgnorth   (1040 words)

 TimeRef - History Timelines - Bridgnorth Castle
Bridgnorth Castle is located on a cliff by the side of the River Severn.
The castle at Bridgnorth was surrendered to Henry.
Edward (I) moved from Worcester to Bridgnorth destroying bridges and means of allowing Simon who was on the Welsh side of the Avon from crossing back.
www.btinternet.com /~timeref/hpl1520.htm   (289 words)

 Bridgnorth railway station - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bridgnorth railway station is a station on the Severn Valley Railway heritage line, serving the Shropshire town of Bridgnorth.
Bridgnorth station was not the northern terminus when built, but the main intermediate station of the Severn Valley line being 18¼ miles from Hartlebury and 22½ miles from Shrewsbury.
Bridgnorth became the engineering centre of the new SVR because of the need to repair the growing numbers of rolling stock items and locomotives after opening to the public when the first train steamed from Bridgnorth to Hampton Loade in May 1970.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bridgnorth_railway_station   (534 words)

 Bridgnorth Shropshire through time | Local history overview for the District/Unitary Authority
Bridgnorth is a District/Unitary Authority in the county of Shropshire, in England.
The modern boundaries of Bridgnorth shown on 19th and 20th century maps.
Discover other units Bridgnorth was related to, and how its boundaries changed.
www.visionofbritain.org.uk /GBH_match_page.jsp?ons=Bridgnorth   (273 words)

 Bridgnorth Castle, Bridgnorth, Shropshire
He was the son of the French Earl, Roger de Montgomery, and was also a rich and powerful Norman baron who succeeded his father to become the Earl of Shrewsbury.
During the Civil war, Bridgnorth was one of the Midlands main Royalist strongholds, and was an obvious target for attack by Parliamentarians.
The Royalist troops retreated to the castle and set fire the houses in Bridgnorth High Street in the hope it would hinder the progress of the roundheads.
www.shropshiretourism.info /castles/bridgnorth   (502 words)

 Bridgnorth Shropshire tourist information guide
Bridgnorth dates back to Saxon times, and established at a strategic crossing place on the River Severn.
Bridgnorth Castle was largely destroyed during the Civil War but part of the keep has survived.
Bridgnorth is steeped in history and our hotel is a great place for exploring this, it is also..
www.touruk.co.uk /shropshire/bridgnorth.htm   (1113 words)

 Bridgnorth District Council - Bridgnorth District Rural Transport Partnership
Our aim is to provide opportunities for local communities within the administrative area of Bridgnorth District to express their transport needs and to provide resources to help in meeting those needs.
The Bridgnorth District Rural Partnership was formed in 1999 under the Countryside Agency's Vital Villages Programme, which supports initiatives to help to address these issues and help to improve transport links in rural areas.
The Partnership's aim is to provide opportunities for local communities within the administrative area of Bridgnorth District to express their transport needs and to provide resources to help in meeting those needs.
www.bridgnorth.gov.uk /static/page215.htm   (273 words)

 Statutory Instrument 2000 No. 1417   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
(2) The parish shall be divided into four parish wards which shall bear the names Bridgnorth Castle, Bridgnorth East, Bridgnorth Morfe and Bridgnorth West; each parish ward shall comprise the area of the district ward bearing the same name, and the number of councillors to be elected for each parish ward shall be four.
The areas of the new district and parish wards are demarcated on the map described in article 1(3).
Prints of the map may be inspected at all reasonable times at the offices of Bridgnorth District Council and at the offices of the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, 2nd Floor, Ashdown House, 123 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6DE.
www.opsi.gov.uk /si/si2000/20001417.htm   (1233 words)

 Bridgnorth (district) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bridgnorth is a local government district in Shropshire, England.
It was a merger of the Bridgnorth Rural District, Much Wenlock Municipal Borough and nearly all of the Shifnal Rural District.
In May 2006, a report commissioned by British Gas [1] showed that housing in the district of Bridgnorth produced the 12th highest average carbon emissions in the country at 7,176 kg of carbon dioxide per dwelling.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bridgnorth_(district)   (200 words)

 Bridgnorth District Council - Bridgnorth - Shropshire's First Fairtrade Town
Bridgnorth Fairtrade Group was set up to achieve Fairtrade Town Status for Bridgnorth.
Bridgnorth District Council's vision is to create "a safe and sustainable, high quality rural District for people and communities".
In essence, it is about considering the effects of our actions now and in the future, modifying our behaviour in response to this and improving our development processes to ensure that we plan for a better quality of life for everyone.
www.bridgnorth-dc.gov.uk /static/page736.htm   (521 words)

 The Sun Valley Canoeing Company, Attraction, Bridgnorth, Shropshire - Shropshire Tourism
From there your return journey is on a steam train, which delivers you back to the train station in Bridgnorth.
The details displayed on this page are correct at the time of submission however, Bridgnorth and District Tourist Association would like to advise all visitors to check prices and opening times with the venue prior to travelling in case of changes that might have occured since the submission of this page.
Whilst Bridgnorth and District Tourist Association endeavours to ensure that the information on this site is correct, no warranty, express or implied, is given as to its accuracy and Bridgnorth and District Tourist Association does not accept any liability for error or omission.
www.bridgnorthshropshire.com /attractiondetail.cfm?EstID=943   (521 words)

 Bridgnorth Bouncy Castles Home Page
We are a friendly and reliable family run Bridgnorth based company offering bouncy castle for hire for any ocassion.
Our inflatables are suitable for indoor and outdoor use, from small gardens to the village hall, and are suitable for children up to the age of eleven.
Our aim is to make your occasion special, and we are happy to discuss any needs you may have.
www.bridgnorthbouncycastles.com   (126 words)

 Welcome to Bridgnorth Trivia League
Bridgnorth Trivia League consists of teams from pubs and clubs in and around the town centre of Bridgnorth, Shropshire (as well as some from slightly further afield).
It was created in 1990 and operates each year during the winter months from September to the following Easter.
Matches are held each week on a Thursday evening and involve teams of 4 people answering a mix of individual and team questions.
www.bridgnorthtrivia.com /index.html   (69 words)

 Bridgnorth District Council
Bridgnorth District Council has published scheme on its web site to make sure its services can by accessed by everyone.
Are you interested in a job which involves providing general support to a team of professional officers in the...
The opportunity to attract a major defence training contract to Cosford is one of the largest economic development prospects in the West Midlands.
www.bridgnorth.gov.uk   (233 words)

 All Bridgnorth hotels
Located on the edge of Low Town, Bridgnorth, with access to High Town via a funicular cliff railway, home to the Severn Valley Steam Railway and within easy reach of Ironbridge Gorge.
We are in a great location for fishing vacations we are just down from the river Severn and we have 2 tackle shops in the close vicinity.
Bridgnorth is steeped in history and our hotel is a great place for exploring this.
www.openroads.com /?id=bridgnorth_hotels&source=mivauk   (210 words)

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