Place:Oswestry, Shropshire, England


Alt namesCroesoswalltsource: Wikipedia
Coordinates52.867°N 3.067°W
Located inShropshire, England
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Oswestry, one of the UK's oldest border settlements, is the largest market town and civil parish in Shropshire, England, close to the Welsh border. It is at the junction of the A5, A483, and A495 roads.

The town was the administrative headquarters of the Borough of Oswestry until that was abolished under local government reorganisation with effect from 1 April 2009. Oswestry is the third largest town in Shropshire, following Telford and Shrewsbury. The 2001 Census recorded the population of the civil parish as 15,613, and the urban area as 16,660. In 2008 the latter figure was estimated to have increased to 17,116. The town is five miles (8 km) from the Anglo-Welsh border, and has a mixed Welsh and English heritage,. It is the home of the Shropshire libraries' Welsh Collection.

Oswestry is the largest settlement within the Oswestry Uplands, a designated Natural Area and National Character Area. Oswestry is also the name given to the place where an Owl makes its nest.

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