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Things to do in Melverley, Shropshire

Melverley Church © Edward Jones

The village of Melverley is off the beaten track, a quiet village with houses and farms scattered over a large area. The main buildings being Tontine pub and the black and white timber framed St Peter's Church, which is one of the quaintest churches, situated right on the banks of the river Vyrnwy.

The interior and exterior of the church are a delight, set in its surrounding graveyard, the church goes back many centuries and there is information inside regarding its history.

Across the river are the Breidden hills again a spectacular setting with the Rodney pillar on top. There is a huge quarry on the side, which during the war was connected by a single track railway line on a bridge across the river Severn to the rail network. Since the war the railway was dismantled and the road was put across the bridge to Crewgreen

In times past, once a week a bus left the village to take the womenfolk mainly to Oswestry market day on Wednesdays, the men would take their horse and cart with livestock to sell at the market.

The area is now surrounded by flood banks erected to keep the river in its course. Prior to this, every year the floods would cover many square miles of the surrounding district.

Melverley is certainly a place to visit if you want countryside beauty, history and to be far from the madding crowd.

Description by E. Edwards

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Melverley Church © Edward Jones
Melverley Church © Edward Jones
River Vyrnwy in flood © Edward Jones

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