Ludlow, Shropshire

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Ludlow is a town in Shropshire

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Ludlow within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Ludlow in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Ludlow, mun. bor., market town, and par. with ry. sta., Shropshire, on river Teme, 26 miles S. of Shrewsbury and 143 miles from London, 241 ac., pop. 5935; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Monday Ludlow was a Roman settlement, and in Saxon times was designated Leadlowe. The castle, now an interesting ruin, was anciently a royal residence, in which Edward VI. was proclaimed king; and here also Milton wrote his Comus. The castle surrendered to the Parliamentarians under Brereton in 1646. Corn mills, cabinet works, and tanneries are the only industrial establishments. Ludlow returned 1 member to Parliament until 1885.

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Ludlow Castle, par., Shropshire, adjacent to Ludlow, pop. 5. is a Good Stuff website.