Place:Wollaston, Shropshire, England


Located inShropshire, England
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Wollaston is a small village in Shropshire, England, only a quarter of a mile from the Welsh border.

It also was a civil parish, until 2005 when it was abolished and absorbed into the two neighbouring parishes: Alberbury with Cardeston and Westbury.

It is believed that Old Tom Parr was born in, or near, to the village at Winnington.

There is a beacon here, by the church, that is to be lit in case of an invasion from Wales. Immediately west of the church are the earthwork remains of Wollaston Castle, a motte-and-bailey castle.

Half a mile south-east near Bretchel is the site of a small Norman motte castle known as The Beacon.

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