Ellesmere, Shropshire

town in Shropshire, England

Ellesmere (pronounced Ellz-meer) is a small market town in Shropshire, a county in England. The 2011 census recorded 3,835 people living there.

Ellesmere
The Mere, Ellesmere
Ellesmere Mere
Map of Shropshire, with a red dot showing the position of Ellesmere
Map of Shropshire, with a red dot showing the position of Ellesmere
Ellesmere
Location within Shropshire
Population3,835 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSJ398349
Civil parish
  • Ellesmere Urban
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townELLESMERE
Postcode districtSY12
Dialling code01691
PoliceWest Mercia
FireShropshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Shropshire
52°54′N 2°54′W / 52.90°N 2.90°W / 52.90; -2.90Coordinates: 52°54′N 2°54′W / 52.90°N 2.90°W / 52.90; -2.90

It is close to the border with Wales. The town centre is 17.6 miles (28.3 km) north of Shrewsbury, the county town. It is 8.6 miles (13.8 km) north-east of Oswestry and 12.2 miles (19.6 km) south-east of the Welsh town of Wrexham.

It is located right next to Ellesmere, one of the largest natural meres in England that is outside of the Lake District.

Famous engineer Thomas Telford lived in Ellesmere in the 1790s.

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