Other current and historical names
Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Wellington within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.
Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew
Wellington.-- market town and par. with ry. sta., Shropshire, 10 miles E. of Shrewsbury by rail - par., 8757 ac., pop. 14,199; town, 352 ac., pop. 6217; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Thursday. Wellington was originally called Watling Town, from Watling Street, and was the place where Charles I. issued his first proclamation in 1642. It is the centre of a populous mining and agricultural district, and has trade in cattle, corn, timber, and lime, and mfrs. of nails, farm implements, and brass and iron ware.
A village in Wrockwardine hundred, in the county of Shropshire.