Place:Coalport, Shropshire, England

Watchers


NameCoalport
TypeVillage
Coordinates52.617°N 2.45°W
Located inShropshire, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Coalport is a village in Shropshire, England. It is located on the River Severn in the Ironbridge Gorge, a mile downstream of Ironbridge. It lies predominantly on the north bank of the river; on the other side is Jackfield.

The settlement was planned as a canal–river interchange and a complete "new town" by ironmaster William Reynolds, who between 1788 and 1796 built warehouses, workshops, factories and workers accommodation in Coalport. He also directed the construction of the Shropshire Canal, linking the East Shropshire coalfield with the River Severn — the terminus being Coalport Wharf between the Brewery Inn and Coalport Bridge. Coalport at this time was much larger than it is today.

It forms part of the civil parish of The Gorge and is the southeastern corner of the borough of Telford and Wrekin.

Research Tips


This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Coalport. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.