Wellington (Shropshire)

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Wellington
Location Map ( geo)
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County
Shropshire
Highway Authority
Telford and Wrekin
Forward Destination on
M54, A5, A442
Next Primary Destinations
Birmingham • Bridgnorth • Shrewsbury • Stafford • Telford • Whitchurch • Wolverhampton
Highways England Roads
M54
Places related to the M54
Telford • Wolverhampton
Places related to the A5
Bangor (Caernarfonshire) • Betws-y-Coed • Brent Cross • Brownhills • Cannock • Central London • DIRFT • Dunstable • Hinckley • Holyhead • Kilburn • Llangollen • London • Lutterworth • Milton Keynes • Oswestry • Rugby • Shrewsbury • St Albans • Tamworth • Telford • West End
Places related to the A442
Bridgnorth • Droitwich Spa • Kidderminster • Telford
Places related to the A518
Stafford • Telford • Uttoxeter
This article is about the town in Shropshire.
For the town in Somerset, see Wellington (Somerset)
.

Wellington is a small town in Shropshire, now part of the New Town of Telford.

It is also a former Primary Destination, a status taken over by Telford itself in 1970.

History

Historically, Wellington was an important waypoint on routes through the eastern part of Shropshire wih three routes within the area of regional importance on their way the county town of Shrewsbury (and beyond that, Wales) and other parts of the country: A5 towards Cannock and Wolverhampton and A518 towards Stafford. This was caused by the geography of the area including the hill at The Wrekin and the Ironbridge Gorge to the south meant that the east-west routes came together through the town. In addition, the A442 route between Chester and Hereford ran through the eastern side of the town.

In the mid-1830s, Thomas Telford constructed his Holyhead Road, which used what is now parts of the B5061 past Wellington town centre on the section between Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton.

Today, the town is bypassed to the south by the M54 motorway.

Highways Management

The non-trunk roads in Wellington are maintained by Telford and Wrekin Council. The only road maintained by Highways England through the town is the M54.

Named Junctions

Main Article: Named Junctions in Telford

Routes

Route To Notes

M54

Shrewsbury

M54

Birmingham, Wolverhampton

A5

Shrewsbury

A442

Whitchurch

A442

Bridgnorth

A5223

Whitchurch

A5223

Much Wenlock

B4375

Broseley

B4378

Much Wenlock

B4394

Wroxeter

B5061

Priorslee former route of A5 and A464

B5063

Shawbury

A5(M)

now M54

A5223

Shrewsbury now unclassified, originally B5061.

B5061

now unclassified, became A5223

B5406

now unclassified, originally A5.




Wellington (Shropshire)
JunctionsCluddley Interchange • Ketley Dingle Interchange
RoadsA442 • A5 • A5(M) • A518 • A5223 • A5223 (Wellington) • A5523 • B4394 • B5061 • B5061 (Wellington) • B5063 • M54 • Watling Street
MiscellaneousTelford/Named Junctions • Telford and Wrekin Council
Related Pictures
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A5223-1980.pngA5223 Wellington.pngA5223 southbound at HaybridgeChurch St. Wellington (C) Gordon Cragg - Geograph - 1267450.jpgNearing junction 6 - Geograph - 730243.jpg
Places in the West Midlands region
Major citiesBirmingham • Coventry • Stoke-on-Trent • Wolverhampton
Primary DestinationsBirmingham International Airport • Bridgnorth • Bromsgrove • Brownhills • Burton upon Trent • Cannock • Dudley • Evesham • Hereford • Kidderminster • Leamington Spa • Leek • Leominster • Lichfield • Newcastle • Nuneaton • Oswestry • Redditch • Ross • Rugby • Rugeley • Shrewsbury • Solihull • Stafford • Stone • Stourbridge • Stratford • Tamworth • Telford • Uttoxeter • Walsall • Warwick • West Bromwich • Whitchurch • Worcester
Other placesBilston • Coseley • Droitwich • Halesowen • Ledbury • Ludlow • Malvern • N.E.C. • Smethwick • Southam • Sutton Coldfield • Wednesfield • Wellington • Willenhall