So where is Longden?


Lyth Hill
The Parish of Longden lies South-West of the town of Shrewsbury, straddling the Longden Road, from Hook-a-Gate to Longden Common. It is a largely rural parish, with little industry, though parts of the parish bear the well-hidden scars of mining, as recently as 1921.

The Villages of Hook-a-Gate, Exford's Green, Longden and Annscroft fall within the parish boundary, together with a number of hamlets. The Longden villages and hamlets are mostly distinguished by having unique names. There is only one Annscroft in the UK. There is only one Hook-a-Gate. There is only one Longden, though Longdendale in Derbyshire does get uncomfortably close.

The parish contains 1km of railway, no station, and no "A" roads: It consists largely of agricultural fields. The highest point in the Parish is Church Hill, at 286 metres (though most may guess at Lyth Hill, part of which lies within the Parish Boundary - a mere 160metres). Just over 1300 people live within the parish boundaries.

To the north, the parish terminates just south of the Pontesbury Road, east of Hanwood. It stretches west, reaching it's westernmost point just south of Pontesford Hill.

Longden Post Office is the only shop within the parish boundary.

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The Parish contains four pubs. Cygnets and the New Inn in Hook-a-Gate, the Red Lion at Longden Common, and the Tankerville Arms in Longden

There are various active places of worship within the parish.

Streetmap - Longden 1:50000