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Shawbury
The Elephant and Castle public house, Shawbury
The Elephant and Castle public house, Shawbury
Population 2,872 (2011 census)
OS grid reference SJ550210
Civil parish
  • Shawbury
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SHREWSBURY
Postcode district SY4
Dialling code 01939
Police West Mercia
Fire Shropshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
  • North Shropshire
List of places
UK
England
Shropshire
52°47′N 2°39′W / 52.79°N 2.65°W / 52.79; -2.65Coordinates: 52°47′N 2°39′W / 52.79°N 2.65°W / 52.79; -2.65

Shawbury is a village and civil parish in Shropshire, England. It is 8.4 miles (13.5 km) north east of Shrewsbury, the county town, 11.5 miles (18.5 km) north west of Telford and 163 miles (262 km) north west of London. The 2011 census revealed the parish had 2,872 residents.

The village is recorded in the 1085 Domesday Book. In the book, it is called Sawesberie.

The A53 between Shrewsbury and Market Drayton goes through the village.

The village has a Co-operative shop, a pub, a church, a chip shop and a Chinese takeaway.

It is home to RAF Shawbury, a Royal Air Force base.

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