Habberley, Shropshire

Habberley is a small village in the English county of Shropshire.

The Mytton Arms pub at Habberley, Shropshire (geograph 3920036).jpg
The Mytton Arms public house, Habberley
Habberley is located in Shropshire
Location within Shropshire
OS grid referenceSJ398035
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtSY5
Dialling code01743
PoliceWest Mercia
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°37′34″N 2°53′24″W / 52.626°N 2.890°W / 52.626; -2.890Coordinates: 52°37′34″N 2°53′24″W / 52.626°N 2.890°W / 52.626; -2.890

Habberley lies near the Stiperstones southwest of the town of Shrewsbury.

Formerly a small (325 acres (132 ha)) civil parish in its own right Habberley was merged in to the Pontesbury civil parish in 1967.[1] Its main amenities are a small Anglican church (St Mary's), a public house (The Mytton Arms), and village hall.

In 1824 its population was recorded as 151[2] - by 1961 this had declined to 66[1] but residential development such as the conversion of redundant farm buildings has seen it rise again to about 100 residents in 2012.[3] Mary Webb, the romantic novelist, called the place and surrounding district 'Bitterley' in her 1916 novel The Golden Arrow.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b A Vision of Britain[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824". Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2009.
  3. ^ Martinali (compiler), Richard. Pontesbury Parish 2012, Celebrating life in our parish in Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Year. Pontesbury 2012 Guide Committee. p. 13.
  4. ^ Shropshire County Council Archived 2008-09-07 at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit

  Media related to Habberley, Shropshire at Wikimedia Commons