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Preeshenlle United Reform Church, Gobowen
|Population||3,270 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||West Midlands|
The village was previously called Bryn-y-Castell ("Hill of the Castle" in English). The name changed to Gobowen, this name is believed to originate from Gob (a pillow) and Owen (Owain Glyndŵr) who was believed to have rested here.
The village's population grew up around the railway. The mainline route between Chester and Shrewsbury was built through Gobowen after permission was denied to build it through nearby Oswestry. Gobowen railway station is a Grade II listed building. Today, the station provides direct trains to North Wales, Chester, Shrewsbury, Birmingham and South Wales.
Cross Foxes public house, Gobowen
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