Dorrington shown within Shropshire
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The Cound Brook flows to the east of the village, and to the southwest is Netley Hall and Netley Old Hall Farm. The A49 road runs through the village, which has a number of businesses located both in a small business park and along the main road. There is a public house, a Persian restaurant, a convenience store, a butcher's shop, a post office and numerous other small businesses. There is also a primary school, a village hall and a Church of England church, dedicated to Saint Edward, in the village.
The village did once have a railway station on the Shrewsbury and Hereford Railway. The station is now closed, although the modern Welsh Marches Line still runs through the village. On the site of the station's goods yard, which is located just to the east of the village, is now an oil depot and a plant hire depot.
Minsterley Motors route 435 (Shrewsbury-Ludlow and vice versa) runs through Dorrington, on its way between Condover (to the northeast) and the Strettons (to the south). The service runs Monday-Saturday.
Future statistician William Farr was effectively adopted by a local squire, Joseph Pryce, when Farr and his family moved to Dorrington from Kenley. Pryce died in November 1828, and left Farr £500, which allowed him to study medicine in France and Switzerland.
- ONS MYE Population Estimates 2008
- Minsterley Motors 435 Service
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