Place:Church Stretton, Shropshire, England


NameChurch Stretton
Alt namesChurch-Strettonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Stretton-Churchsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeCivil parish, Urban district
Coordinates52.533°N 2.817°W
Located inShropshire, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Church Stretton is a small town and civil parish in Shropshire, England. The town lies entirely in the Shropshire Hills AONB, on the A49 road approximately south of Shrewsbury, the county town, and north of Ludlow. The population of the wider parish (including the adjacent settlements of All Stretton and Little Stretton) was recorded in 2011 as 4,671.

The town was nicknamed Little Switzerland in the late-Victorian and Edwardian period, due to its landscape and development as a health resort.[1] The local geology is complex and incorporates some of the oldest rocks in England - a notable fault is named after the town.[2] Today, Church Stretton continues to be a busy market town, as well as being a destination for visitors to the surrounding natural landscape, with the Long Mynd situated immediately to the west of the town and the Stretton Hills to the east.

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