Edgmond, Shropshire


Edgmond, Shropshire

Edgmond is a village in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England. It lies 1 mile north-west of the town of Newport.

Harper Adams University College is in Edgmond. Here on 10 January 1982 the English lowest temperature weather record was broken (and is kept to this day): -26.1°C.

The village has two pubs (the Lion and [http://www.thelambedgmond.co.uk the Lamb] ), a church, and a post office (as well as other small businesses). The university college has accommodation in the village, where many international students stay. The main subjects taught at the college are related to agriculture and much research is done there.

There is a recreation field called simply "The Playing Fields", where there are Sunday cricket games, pub football matches, and a playground for young children. The village also has many areas for walking and biking including an area called the Rock Hole, an old sandstone quarry from which the rock used to build the local church was taken Fact|date=August 2008.

Also popular is the canal walk, which leads down to the local town of Newport along the old canals. The canals are now often used for fishing competitions. There has been much speculation about the possibility of reopening the old Shrewsbury and Newport Canal route [www.bbc.co.uk/shropshire/features/2002/07/canals_01.shtml [http://www.bbc.co.uk/shropshire/features/2002/07/canals_01.shtml] ] .

There is a church and school in Edgmond. The church is dedicated to St.Peter and is in the Lichfield diocese. There is also a primary school called St.Peters.

The name Edgmond comes from the anglo Saxon for edge of marsh.

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