Place:Market Drayton, Staffordshire, England


NameMarket Drayton
Located inStaffordshire, England

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Market Drayton is a small market town in north Shropshire, England, close to the Welsh Border. It is on the River Tern, between Shrewsbury and Stoke-on-Trent, and was formerly known as "Drayton in Hales" (c. 1868) and earlier simply as "Drayton" (c. 1695). Market Drayton is on the Shropshire Union Canal and on Regional Cycle Route 75. The A53 road by-passes the town. The counties of Staffordshire and Cheshire are both close by.

In 1245 King Henry III granted a Charter for a weekly Wednesday market, giving the town its current name. The market is still held every Wednesday.[1]

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