Llanyblodwel, Shropshire, SY10 9LS

Llanyblodwel, Shropshire, SY10 9LS

Date of visit: 19th March 2020

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Llanyblodwel is a village and civil parish in Shropshire, England; the spelling “Llanyblodwell” was commonly used in the past, and the village was sometimes simply referred to as “Blodwel”. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 767. It lies 7 miles west of the nearest town, Oswestry, in the valley of the River Tanat.

The name is possibly a mixture of English and Welsh. Llan translates as “church” or “parish”, so Llanyblodwel means “the church at Blodwel”: a tributary of the Tanat was formerly known as the Blodwell, a name with a probable Old English root.

Despite its remote rural location, the village was once served by a railway station (Llanyblodwell Halt) on the Tanat Valley Railway, and the Potteries, Shrewsbury and North Wales Railway also ran through the area, serving Blodwel Junction station a mile east of the village. Part of the line was still used for quarry trains until 1988, and sections are currently in the process of being restored as a heritage railway.


Location Information

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Location – UK Postcode SY10 9LS
Location – OS Grid Ref: 324517, 323030
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.799523, -3.121007
Location – Northing / Westing 52°47’58.3″N 3°07’15.7″W