St Mary's Church, Market Drayton
|Population||11,773 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||MARKET DRAYTON|
The town was formerly known as Drayton in Hales around 1868 and earlier simply as Drayton around 1695. Drayton is recorded in the Domesday Book as a manor in the hundred of Hodnet. It was held by William Pantulf, Lord of Wem, from Roger de Montgomery, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury. It is listed as having a population of just 5 households in 1086, putting it in the smallest 20% of settlements recorded.
Now, the town has a population of 11,773.
Market Drayton is twinned with: