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The Parish

Stretching from the western fringe of Telford to The Wrekin hill and the rim of the Ironbridge Gorge, the parish of Little Wenlock is bounded to the north by the M54 motorway and the parishes of Wrockwardine and Wellington.

The parish shares responsibility for The Wrekin to the west with the parish of Eaton Constantine.

To the south lie the Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale parishes of the Gorge and Buildwas and to the east the urban parishes of Lawley & Overdale and Dawley Hamlets.

The present parish includes sections of the previous Wellington Urban and Wellington Rural parishes, incoporated as part of the 1974 local government boundary revisions.

The population of around 500 is concentrated into two main settlements – the villages of Little Wenlock and New Works – with small groups of houses at Huntington, Coalmoor, Arleston Hill, Little Worth, the Steeraway, Willowmoor, Spout Lane and the Moors.

Little Wenlock is the only settlement in the parish to have community facilities.

While the village school closed in the early 1960s and the shop and post office in the late 1980’s, the village has a pub/restaurant (the Huntsman), an attractive church (St Lawrence) and a modern community hall, completely re-built in 2002.

The village also boasts a well-equipped playing field with a small football pitch and hard surface tennis court with multi-sport play wall together with a wonderful children’s play area opened in 2004.