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Alberbury and Nesscliffe - - 489665.jpg
Alberbury, with Nesscliffe hill in the distance
Grid reference: SJ358143
Location: 52°43’23"N, 2°57’1"W
Post town: Shresbury
Postcode: SY5
Dialling code: 01743
Local Government
Council: Shropshire
Shrewsbury and Atcham

Alberbury is a village and ancient parish in Shropshire, adjacent to the border with Montgomeryshire. The village is located nine miles west of Shrewsbury on the B4393 road. The ancient parish comprises 19 townships, four of which (Bausley, Criggion, Middletown and Uppington) lie in Montgomeryshire.

The River Severn runs just north of the village, and most of the village is in a designated conservation area.[1]

Alberbury Castle is at the centre of the village as is Loton Hall and the attached deer park.[2] Alberbury is home to Loton Park, with the Loton Park Hill Climb run by the Hagley and District Light Car Club. The village also has a cricket club.

St Michael & All Angels church lies to the north of the B4393 in the village and serves an ecclesiastical parish comprising the townships of Alberbury, Amaston, Bausley, Benthall, Braggington, Eyton and Little Shrawardine, Ford, Hayes, Loton, and Rowton.

As part of the development of Central Ammunition Depot Nesscliffe in World War II, an ammunition depot was built beneath Loton Park.[3] This was used for storage of Incendiary ammunition and chemical weapons shells and was operated in co-operation with and guarded by the United States Army Air Forces.[4][5]

The village hall hosts meetings of the Women's Institute and the Young Farmers' Club. In 2008, the village made regional news due to a spectacular Christmas lights display put on at a local farm.[6]


  1. Information on the village from Shrewsbury Borough Council
  2. Detailed information on the castle
  3. "Central Ammunition Depot Nesscliffe". Retrieved 2012-02-11. 
  4. Brooks E. Kleber & Dale Birdsell. "The Chemical Warfare Service: Chemicals in Combat". Retrieved 2012-02-11. 
  5. Brooks E. Kleber & Dale Birdsell (4 April 2003). The Chemical Warfare Service: Chemicals in Combat. University Press of the Pacific. ISBN 1-4102-0485-5. 
  6. BBC report on the Christmas lights

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