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Bradshaw’s Guide

Crewe to Shrewsbury

Cheshire : Crewe

Crewe is a railway town and first class depot, standing on the North Western main line, where the Chester, Manchester, and Staffordshire lines fall in.

This line runs in a south-westerly direction from Crewe. The stations on the line are Willaston.

The Nantwich and Market Drayton line runs out here, passing through the stations of Audlem and Adderley to

Markey Drayton, the trade of which does not appear to be in a very flourishing condition, but which, no doubt, will receive an impetus after the completion of the railway through to Wellington, which is rapidly progressing.

Wrenbury Station.


This line runs out from Whitchurch to the right. About 1¾ mile brings us into the county of Flint, the southern section of which we cross, passing the stations of Ferns Bank, 3 miles, Bettysfield, 3½ miles. Again enter the county of Salop, and passing the station of Welshampton. 1½ mile, and a further distance 2¾ mile, arrive at

Whittington. The line at this point crosses that from Shrewsbury to Chester, and at the distance of 1¾ mile brings us to

Shropshire : Oswestry

This is a very ancient town, famous as being the site of the conflict between Penda and Oswald in 642, when the latter lost his life.

from whench also a continuation of the Cambrian line to Newton may be found.

Press Station.

Yorton and Hadnall stations.

Shropshire : Shrewsbury

This fine old capital of Shropshire, and parliamentary town, is 42 miles beyond Birmingham.

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