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 Parish Plan

The Parish Plan Steering Group

Member Contact
Mr J Roberts (Chair)
Cllr J Sedgebeer
Cllr Y Holyoak  
Community members
Mrs K Lovegrove-Fielden  
Barbara Cox  
Ian Somervaille  
Jackie and Nigel Ingham

Parish Council

At the Full Parish Council Meeting of Wednesday 4 January 2017, all members present AGREED to seek the approval of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to apply for a PWLB loan of £12,000 up to 9.5 years to replace all the streetlights within the parish area with more efficient units. The annual loan repayments will come to around £1,360. In addition, the council is also increasing the parish precept by 6.66% which is the equivalent to an extra £2.54 to support the Lyth Hill Country Park. Please confirm whether you are in favour of this increase by 25th April 2018.

Parish Footpaths

Longden, as a rural Parish, is well provided with footpaths suitable for exploring the parish. Many are also brideways, and support horses and other users. Part of The Shropshire Way runs through the eastern edge of the parish.

The Longden Parish Website

Rural Shropshire, UK


This site is listed in the British Towns and Villages Encyclopaedia of Great Britain and we can be found in the entry for Longden

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