Place:Madeley, Shropshire, England

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NameMadeley
Alt namesMadeley Woodsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeVillage
Coordinates52.65°N 2.467°W
Located inShropshire, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Madeley is a town and civil parish in Shropshire, England, now part of the new town of Telford. The parish had a population of 17,935 at the 2001 census.

Madeley is recorded in the Domesday Book, having been founded before the 8th century. Historically, Madeley's industrial activity has largely been in mining, and later, manufacturing, which is still a large employer in the town, along with service industries. Parts of the parish fall within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge, the site of The Iron Bridge, and a key area in the development of Industry.

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