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Bradshaw’s Guide

Shrewsbury to Welshpool

Shrewsbury and Welshpool Railway

This line forms a direct continuation of the railway from Birmingham to Shrewsbury. On arriving at Hanwood, a distance of five miles, a short branch turns off, running via Plealey Road and Pontesbury to the small chapelry of Minsterley, with its 890 inhabitants. It then continues its course through the stations of Yockleton, Westbury, Middletown, and Buttington to

Montgomeryshire : Welshpool

A place of considerable trade, in flannels, and in malt. Population, 5,004. The Severn here becomes navigable.

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