Shelf Bank


Shelf Bank

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Elevation = 145 m (476 ft)
Location = Shropshire, England
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OS "Landranger" 126
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This large hill in the centre of Oswestry was apparently donated to "the children of Oswestry" by a long-forgotten landlord and as a result of its disputed ownership has proved very difficult to redevelop, despite occupying valuable land just outside the town centre. On the North side, it is surrounded by a vast desolate area of old railway sidings of the Oswestry Branch Line (closed many years ago) and a huge Victorian engineering works, now converted into antique shops. On the rare occasions when snow falls in the town, it provides the local populace with superb sledging opportunities.


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