Place:Dorrington, Shropshire, England

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NameDorrington
TypeVillage
Located inShropshire, England
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Dorrington is a large village in Shropshire, England, located 6 miles (10 km) south of Shrewsbury. The population of the village was estimated as being 619 in 2008.

The Cound Brook flows to the east of the village, and to the southwest is Netley Hall & Netley Old Hall Farm. The A49 road runs through the village, which has a number of businesses located both in a small business park and along the main road. There are two public houses, a Persian cuisine restaurant, a convenience store, a butchers, a post office and numerous other small businesses. There is also a primary school, a village hall and a church (dedicated to Saint Edward) in the village.

The village did once have a railway station on the Shrewsbury and Hereford Railway. The station is now closed, although the modern Welsh Marches Line still runs through the village. On the site of the station's goods yard, which is located just to the east of the village, is now an oil depot and a plant hire depot.

To the east is Ryton. Both Ryton and Dorrington lie in the civil parish of Condover. Dorrington forms a ward of the parish and sends four councillors to the parish council.

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