Wollaston, Shropshire

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52°42'14"N
002°59'38"W
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 United Kingdom
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Wollaston is a small village in Shropshire, England, only a quarter of a mile from the Welsh border. It also was a civil parish, until 2005 when it was abolished and absorbed into the two neighbouring parishes: Alberbury with Cardeston and Westbury. It is believed that Old Tom Parr was born in, or near, to the village at Winnington at The Glyn, according to the inscription on a brass plaque in the church. There is a beacon here, by the church, that is to be lit in case of an invasion from Wales. Immediately west of the church are the earthwork remains of Wollaston Castle, a motte-and-bailey castle. Half a mile south-east near Bretchel is the site of a small Norman motte castle known as The Beacon. Previously served by Plas-y-Court Halt railway station on the Cambrian Line.
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