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The Parish of Welshampton and Lyneal is located in the northern part of North Shropshire countryside between the historic market towns of Whitchurch and Ellesmere.  Over the years, like many others, the parish has seen its fair share of change; from a thriving homestead for the farming community to a much more diverse population.  Yet despite these changes it still manages to retain the pleasant nature of a typical Shropshire parish.

The Parish Council serves the communities of Welshampton, Colemere, Lyneal, Breadon Heath, Balmer Heath and Newton and is represented by nine councillors. 

The parish countryside has spectacular scenery, diverse wildlife and a unique landscape of rolling sandstone hills, mere and mosses.  The nine meres in and close to the parish were carved out by glaciers during the last ice age over 15,000 years ago.

The parish has two buildings of architectural importance.  St John the Evangelist Church in Colemere was designed by GE Street, is typical of the Oxford Movement and has a Grade II* listing.  St Michael and All Angels Church in Welshampton was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott who was one of the most famous Victorian architects.  His restorations include Westminster Abbey and Ely Cathedral.  Some of his best work is The Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens, the Midland Terminus Hotel at St Pancras and the Foreign Office in Whitehall.

There is one school in the parish, Welshampton C of E Primary.  It is a vibrant school where its size is an asset.  The teaching staff is dynamic, enthusiastic and committed to providing the full National Curriculum for all the children.  Their teaching is of the highest standard as reported by OFSTED.  The children are also praised by OFSTED, particularly for their positive attitudes to learning and good behaviour.

Contact details of the Council:

The Clerk
Orchard Cottage, Rowe Lane
Ellesmere, SY12 0QB
email: welshamptonandlynealpc@hotmail.co.uk
telephone: 01948 710672

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