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  Much Wenlock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Much Wenlock, earlier known simply as "Wenlock", is a small town in Shropshire, England.
A Borough of Wenlock existed until 1966 which, at its height, was the largest borough in England outside of London and encompassed several of the towns that now constitute Telford.
The Victorian era romantic painter and sculptor Robert Bateman (1842-1922) lived near Much Wenlock, at the 16th-Century Benthall Hall.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Much_Wenlock   (513 words)

 Much Wenlock
Wenlock, sometimes called Great or Much Wenlock, to distinguish it from Little Wenlock, is situated in the borough of Wenlock, and about 13 miles south-east from Shrewsbury.
The whole length from east to west was 401 feet, and the breadth of the nave and aisles 66 feet, and the edifice and precincts must have included 30 acre’s.
The corporate magistrates hold a petty sessions at Wenlock, which is the seat of the municipal government, every alternate week, and a general sessions twice a year.
www.oldtowns.co.uk /Shropshire/muchwenlock.htm   (676 words)

 Much Wenlock Priory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The spectacular ruins of Wenlock Priory in Much Wenlock, Shropshire (grid reference SJ625001) are the remains of a 12th century church that belonged to the Cluniac monastery, refounded in 1079 and 1082, on the site of an earlier 7th century foundation, by Roger de Montgomery.
Today, Wenlock Priory is much used as a place to sit on a warm, mid-summers day and relax.
Around the Priory, the town of Much Wenlock was formed and it remains a thriving centre to this day.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Much_Wenlock_Priory   (345 words)

 Much Wenlock | British History Online
57) and was presumably in Much Wenlock manor in 1086.
61) the abbey conveyed it to Wenlock priory.
On Much Wenlock manorial estate in 1714 permanent pasture, including Westwood common, accounted for half of all agricultural land; a sixth of the rest was meadow.
www.british-history.ac.uk /report.asp?compid=22888   (15660 words)

 Much Wenlock - England 1999
Wenlock Priory was dissolved by King Henry VIII in 1540 and stripped of all its valuables, including the lead on the roof.
Much Wenlock grew next to and was greatly influenced by the priory, founded in the 7th century, which was the sole landlord and controlled the town’s economy, law and order until its dissolution in 1540.
Much Wenlock is the largest non-county borough in the County.
www.sportgymnasium-erfurt.de /coubertin/kap1.htm   (1306 words)

 GENUKI: Much Wenlock, Shropshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868
It was incorporated by Edward IV., and under the Municipal Act is the head of an incorporation union composed of Broseley, Dawley, Madeley, and Much Wenlock, which are divided into three wards and governed by a mayor, 6 aldermen, and 18 councillors, with the style of "burgesses of the borough of Wenlock".
"CALLAUGHTON, a township in the parish of Much Wenlock, borough of Wenlock, in the county of Salop, 2 miles from Much Wenlock."
"WYKE, a township in the parish of Much Wenlock, county Salop, 2 miles N.E. of Much Wenlock.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/eng/SAL/MuchWenlock/Gaz1868.html   (818 words)

 Much Wenlock Civic Society
Wenlock limestone was also used in road-making and as a fluxing medium in the smelting of iron.
Until the 1840's this area of ancient woodland at the town end of Wenlock Edge was quarried by local farmers and the limestone burnt to spread on fields.
Much of the material which he collected comprises cuttings from various local newspapers.
www.muchwenlockguide.info /civic-society   (1646 words)

 Much Wenlock - Birthplace of the Olympic Games - Tourist Information, Accommodation
Much Wenlock is a rustic 700 year old medieval market town filled with a patchwork of twisting streets, fl and white half timbered buildings, limestone cottages, specialty shops, numerous hostelries and watering holes and the remains of a magnificent 12th Century Priory.
Much Wenlock's Holy Trinity Church is Norman and has a battlemented tower and Jacobean pulpit with carved panels, depicting, rather oddly, some two-tailed mermen.
If you would like to visit Much Wenlock and need accommodation and are interested in finding the best hotel, guest house, bed and breakfast or self catering property, please click here.
www.shropshiretourism.info /much-wenlock/index.htm   (702 words)

 Much Wenlock Tourist Information on AboutBritain.com
The Shropshire novelist Mary Webb, said of Much Wenlock 'Somewhere in the Middle Ages it had fallen asleep'.
The farmhouses on the main streets convinced Mary Webb, that Much Wenlock was a Rip van Winkle of a place.
Wenlock Priory with its striking clipped topiary has a pastoral setting on the edge of lovely Much Wenlock.
www.aboutbritain.com /towns/MuchWenlock.asp   (496 words)

 BBC - Shropshire - Nature - A Geological Tour of Shropshire - Wenlock Edge
Wenlock Edge is not only one of the best known geological sites in Shropshire, but also one of the most famous in the world.
Wenlock's claim to fame is firmly established in international geology.
Wenlock Edge has a long history of quarrying, although this has undoubtedly intensified over the years, as our demand for limestone (and its by-products) has grown.
www.bbc.co.uk /shropshire/nature/2004/10/wenlock_edge.shtml   (1126 words)

 Much Wenlock Tourist Information and Visitor Guide | Much Wenlock, tourist information, visitor guide, shropshire, ...
Then travel to the beautiful Shropshire town of Much Wenlock, sit on a bench in the Square by the Jubilee clock and watch life go by.
There are lots of walks both in the town and in the surrounding beautiful Shropshire countryside, including the magnificent Wenlock Edge escarpment.
Much Wenlock is the birthplace of William Penny Brookes, founding father of the Modern Olympic Games.
www.muchwenlockguide.info   (476 words)

 The Agricultual Reading Society | Much Wenlock
"Much Wenlock is a little corporate and agricultural town, isolated and in a quiet nook among surrounding hills, and cut off, to a certain extent, by the absence of river, rail and canal, from its neighbours.
Much Wenlock never the less, afforded illustration of what may be expected by energy, co-operation and perseverance, even where party and political differences are strongly marked."
While the people of Wenlock made use of the facilities available at the Agricultural Reading Society, and were grateful for the benefits that the new gas supply brought, they were not keen to embrace the new technology of the washing machine, as the Wellington Journal reported that:
www.wenlock-olympian-society.org.uk /index.php?pr=Reading_Society   (1055 words)

 The Gaskell Arms, Much Wenlock Shropshire
The beautiful "Black & White" town of Much Wenlock is located in the heart of Shropshire and an ideal base to tour both the historic town and the surrounding countryside.
Much Wenlock is steeped in history with many building dating back to the 1500's.
The town was the home of Dr William Penny Brookes, one of the most influential pioneers of the modern day Olympic Games and in fact the oak beamed restaurant in the Gaskell is the place where Dr Brookes held many of his meetings.
www.gaskellarms.co.uk /muchwenlock.html   (192 words)

 Eupedia : England Guide - Shropshire - Much Wenlock
Much Wenlock is an attractive little town about 15km south-east of Shrewsbury.
The Much Wenlock Olympics are still held each year in July.
Much Wenlock is on the A458, halfway between Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth.
www.eupedia.com /england/much_wenlock.shtml   (209 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Books | Shoptalk | Much ado about Wenlock
And thirdly, in the splendidly-named town of Much Wenlock in a corner of deepest Shropshire, something pretty special is going on.
I took the train to Much Wenlock on a chilly morning at the end of February; by the time I reached the town itself flakes of snow were curling down from an opaque sky, but the shop's pillar-box red frontage radiated warmth.
Many of the visitors mention the town of Much Wenlock itself, so after lunch, when the pale sun struggled through the clouds, I popped out for a look around.
books.guardian.co.uk /shoptalk/story/0,15698,1439255,00.html   (1031 words)

 Much Wenlock Visitor Guide
Places to visit include the dramatic remains of Wenlock Priory that are laid upon the site of St. Milburga's Abbey dating from around AD 680.
There are lots of walks both in the town and in the beautiful Shropshire countryside, including the magnificent Wenlock Edge escarpment.
Much more information can be found on our Much Wenlock web site at www.muchwenlockguide.info
www.virtual-shropshire.co.uk /towns/much_wenlock_town.shtml   (334 words)

 Much Wenlock - England 1999
In 1843 he established the first museum in Much Wenlock where hundreds of examples from his herbaria and fossil collections could be seen.
Much Wenlock is called the cradle of the Modern Olympic Movement.
The inhabitants of Much Wenlock still showed their respect to Dr. Brookes and Baron Coubertin.
www.sportgymnasium-erfurt.de /coubertin/kap2.htm   (2050 words)

 Much Wenlock and Bridgnorth | Shropshire County Council
You arrive right in the centre of both Much Wenlock and Bridgnorth without the worry of car parking.
On the edge of town, the remains of Wenlock Priory.
Wenlock Edge is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with dramatic views, fossils and wildflowers.
www.shropshire.gov.uk /traveltransport.nsf/open/9C224C8E3123D01B8025709D002DBD75   (599 words)

 BBC - Shropshire - Theatre & Arts - King Lear at Much Wenlock
This year, Much Wenlock Church Green is the scene for an innovative staging of Shakespeare's most intense tragedy, King Lear.
Visit Much Wenlock's Church Green, with its ancient tombstones and beautiful trees, and you can't help but be captivated by its tranquil atmosphere - any week but this week.
Cordelia's kindness and honesty is balanced by the sheer spite of her sisters Regan and Goneril, chillingly portrayed by Angela Beechey and Wendy Brown.
www.bbc.co.uk /shropshire/stage/2004/06/king_lear.shtml   (606 words)

 Wenlock Priory, Much Wenlock, Shropshire
The spectacular ruins of Wenlock Priory are the remains of a 12th century church that belonged to the Cluniac monastry, refounded in 1079 and 1082, on the site of an earlier 7th century foundation, by Roger de Montgomery.
The priory at Much Wenlock wasn't uninhabited by monks until after the Norman conquest.
Today, Wenlock Priory is the perfect place to sit on a warm, mid-summers day and relax.
www.shropshiretourism.info /abbeys/much-wenlock-priory   (343 words)

 Tourist Information on the towns and villages in SHROPSHIRE - Tourist Net UK guide
A largely unspoilt medieval market town, Much Wenlock has some fine buildings and considerable charm.
Nearby is the spectacular wooded escarpment of Wenlock edge, now in the care of The National Trust.
Much Wenlock Self catering holiday cottages, cabins, lodges, mobile homes parks
www.touristnetuk.com /Wm/shropshire/towns/muchwenlock.htm   (219 words)

 Literary connections with Much Wenlock, Shropshire
Catherine Milnes Gaskell (1857-1935),a writer herself, lived at Wenlock Abbey which adjoins the Priory.
Mary Webb (1881-1927) spent part of her childhood at The Grange, a large house on the Church Stretton road.
walk along Wenlock Edge is described on this website, starting just outside Much Wenlock and following part of the old packhorse route from Much Wenlock to Shrewsbury.
www3.shropshire-cc.gov.uk /muchwenl.htm   (186 words)

 Wenlock Priory, Shropshire: Attraction near Much Wenlock 1m
Wenlock Priory, Shropshire: Attraction near Much Wenlock 1m
Wenlock Priory has sufficient remaining structure to convey some feeling of what this 13th century Cluniac Monastery must have looked like when a place of worship.
These hotels are located in the areas around the Ruins of Bratton, Bridgnorth, Broseley, Much Wenlock, Shifnal, Shrewsbury, Sutton Heights, Telford, Wellington, with the cheapest hotel near the Ruins being the Swallow Telford Hotel & Golf Club (5.1m in Sutton Heights) costing from about £39 per night.
www.uk-tourist-attractions.co.uk /Attractions/History/Ruins/Wenlock_Priory.cfm   (131 words)

 MUCH WENLOCK - Online Information article about MUCH WENLOCK
MUCH WENLOCK - Online Information article about MUCH WENLOCK
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encyclopedia.jrank.org /MOS_NAN/MUCH_WENLOCK.html   (455 words)

 Much Wenlock - VisitBritain
Although the Game's venue is now decided by international committee rather than by the parish council, we still hold our own Olympics here in protest every July.
The full story can be found in the Much Wenlock Museum, along with the history of the town and other information on the unique geology of the Wenlock Edge.
Much Wenlock is a rustic 700 year old medieval market town filled with a patchwork of twisting streets, fl and white half-timbered buildings, limestone cottages, speciality shops, numerous hostelries and watering holes and the remains of a magnificent 12th Century Priory. ;
www.visitbritain.com /VB3-en/destinationguides/england/Heart_of_England/Destinations/much_Wenlock.aspx   (217 words)

 Wenlock Olympian Society | Dr William Penny Brookes - founding father of the modern Olympic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Society is still based in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, the beautiful home town of Dr Brookes.
The Wenlock Olympian GamesĀ are still held in July each year, attracting athletes from all across the UK.
This web site is also a tribute to Norman Wood, former President of Wenlock Olympian Society, whose vision for wider, universal, recognition of Dr William Penny Brookes' influence on Modern Olympianism remains undiminished.
www.wenlock-olympian-society.org.uk   (304 words)

 William Brookes School Track   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The track is associated with Much Wenlock Sports Centre which operates from the school.
The Wenlock Olympian Annual Games is held here every year with athletics events on the track.
Details can be found on the on the Wenlock Olympian Society website.
www.runtrackdir.com /details.asp?track=muchwenlock   (240 words)

 Much Wenlock Shropshire Fossils Silurian fossil collecting sites by Discovering Fossils
Mainly loose fossils, but a hammer and chisel are recommended in some areas.
None - However the local town of Much Wenlock is only a mile away.
The trip to Much Wenlock in Shropshire included a visit to Farley quarry as pictured above (LEFT).
www.discoveringfossils.co.uk /MuchWenlock.htm   (314 words)

 Much Wenlock Recruitment Agencies
Contact Much Wenlock recruitment agencies who are registered with Agency Central.
If you're looking to find recruitment consultants in or near Much Wenlock, you can email a "job spec" directly to the agency, take their telephone number or visit their website.
Candidates searching for employment in Much Wenlock can submit their CV, take the employment agency's telephone number, visit their website and conduct a search for Much Wenlock vacancies that the agency is recruiting for.
www.agencycentral.co.uk /agencysearch/bytown/shropshire-muchwenlock.htm   (2064 words)

 Much Wenlock Primary School | Shropshire County Council
You are here: Shropshire County Council \ Education and learning \ Schools and Ofsted reports » Much Wenlock Primary School
This is a Shropshire County Council maintained primary school in Much Wenlock.
The governing body of this school was reconstituted on 19 April 2004.
www.shropshire.gov.uk /schools.nsf/open/795187F298D953E380256E9000415892   (84 words)

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