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Whitchurch

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Whitchurch is a market town in Shropshire, England, 2mi east of the Welsh border. Located on the North Shropshire Plain in the Welsh Marches and close to the Cheshire border, it is the oldest continuously inhabited town in Shropshire. The town is 20mi north of the county town of Shrewsbury, 20mi south of Chester, and 15mi east of Wrexham.According to the 2001 Census, the population of the town is 8,673, with a more recent estimate putting the population of the town at 8,934. The town is located in the Whitchurch Urban civil parish, and is twinned with the French town of Neufchâtel-en-Bray.HistoryOriginally a settlement founded by the Romans around AD 52 or 70, it was called Mediolanum ( "Midfield" or "Middle of the Plain"). The settlement was located on a major Roman road between Chester and Wroxeter and Roman artefacts can be seen at the Whitchurch Heritage Centre. It was listed on the Antonine Itinerary but is not the Mediolanum of Ptolemy's Geography, which was in central Wales.
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