A town and the county town of Shropshire, England.
Etymology: From Scrobbesburh (fort in the scrub-land region).
Shrewsbury ( (listen) SHROHZ-bər-ee, also (listen) SHROOZ-) is a market town, civil parish, and the county town of Shropshire, England, on the River Severn, 150 miles (240 km) north-west of London; at the 2021 census, it had a population of 76,782. The town's name can be pronounced as either 'Shrowsbury' or 'Shroosbury', the correct pronunciation being a matter of longstanding debate.The town centre has a largely unspoilt medieval street plan and over 660 listed buildings, including several examples of timber framing from the 15th and 16th centuries. Shrewsbury Castle, a red sandstone fortification, and Shrewsbury Abbey, a former Benedictine monastery, were founded in 1074 and 1083 respectively by the Norman Earl of Shrewsbury, Roger de Montgomery. The town is the birthplace of Charles Darwin and is where he spent 27 years of his life.Located 9 miles (14 km) east of the Welsh border, Shrewsbury serves as the commercial centre for Shropshire and mid-Wales, with a retail output of over £299 million per year and light industry and distribution centres, such as Battlefield Enterprise Park, on the outskirts. The A5 and A49 trunk roads come together as the town's by-pass and five railway lines meet at Shrewsbury railway station.
Shrewsbury is the county town of Shropshire, in the West Midlands region of England. Lying on the River Severn, The UK Parliament constituency of Shrewsbury and Atcham is home to some 102,234 inhabitants, whilst the town of Shrewsbury itself has a population of approximately 70,000 and is the primary settlement and headquarters of Shropshire Council. It is the second largest town in the ceremonial county of Shropshire, after Telford. Shrewsbury is a historic market town with the town centre having a largely unaltered medieval street plan. The town features over 660 historic listed buildings, including several examples of timber framing from the 15th and 16th century. Shrewsbury Castle, a red sandstone castle fortification, and Shrewsbury Abbey, a former Benedictine monastery, were founded in 1074 and 1083 respectively, by the Norman Earl of Shrewsbury, Roger de Montgomery. The town hosts one of the oldest and largest horticultural events in the country, Shrewsbury Flower Show, and is known for its floral displays, having won various awards since the turn of the 21st century, including Britain in Bloom in 2006. Today, lying 9 miles east of the Welsh border, Shrewsbury serves as a cultural and commercial centre for the ceremonial county and a large area of mid-Wales, with retail output alone worth over £299 million per year. There are some light industry and distribution centres, such as Battlefield Enterprise Park, located mainly on the outskirts. The A5 and A49 trunk roads cross near to the town, as do five railway lines at Shrewsbury railway station.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
county town of Shropshire, situated on a small peninsula formed by a horse-shoe bend of the Severn, 42 m. W. by N. of Birmingham; three fine bridges span the river here, connecting it with several extensive suburbs; a picturesque old place with winding streets and quaint timber dwelling-houses, a Norman castle, abbey church, ruined walls, etc. The public school, founded by Edward VI., ranks amongst the best in England; figures often in history as a place where Parliament met in 1397-98, and in 1403 gave its name to the battle which resulted in the defeat of Hotspur and the Earl of Douglas by Henry IV.; it was taken by the Parliamentarians in 1644; chief industries are glass-painting, malting, and iron-founding.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
An ancient town of England, in Shropshire, on the Severn. It was the scene of many military events, the inhabitants always taking an active share in the various contests of the most turbulent period of English history, from the conquest to the civil war. It was taken by Llewellyn the Great, prince of North Wales, in 1215, during the disturbances between King John and the barons. The famous battle of Shrewsbury, in which Henry IV., then prince of Wales, first distinguished himself in the field, and the fiery Hotspur was slain, was fought in 1403.
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Shrewsbury is ranked #10765 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Shrewsbury surname appeared 2,963 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Shrewsbury.
95.8% or 2,840 total occurrences were White.
1.5% or 47 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.5% or 46 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.4% or 13 total occurrences were Asian.
0.3% or 10 total occurrences were Black.
0.2% or 7 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
The numerical value of shrewsbury in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of shrewsbury in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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