Madeley  Shropshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Madeley like this:

Madeley.-- market town and par. (ry. stations Madeley Court and Madeley Market), Shropshire, on river Severn, 6 miles NE. of Much Wenlock and within the municipal limits of Wenlock, 3025 ac., pop. (including Ironbridge and the greater part of Coalbrookdale) 9212; P.O., T.O. Market-day, Friday. ...

Madeley is a local government district. Productive mines of coal and ironstone are here. The ironworks are especially prosperous, and give employment to a large number of hands. Potters' clay exists in large beds. The church contains a monument to "Fletcher of Madeley" (died 1785), who was vicar.

Madeley through time

Madeley is now part of Telford and Wrekin district. Click here for graphs and data of how Telford and Wrekin has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Madeley itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Madeley, in Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th August 2022

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