Blue Plaque Scheme Survey 2017

Great Dawley Town Council and Dawley Hamlets Parish Council are working in partnership to deliver a blue plaques scheme. The project is to install and display blue plaques to commemorate historical places and people linked to both Great Dawley and Dawley Hamlets.

The following locations have been identified as possible sites for the installation and display of plaques. We’d love your input, so please indicate a maximum of 5 locations where you feel a plaque should be located. There are 26 to choose from!

CLOSING DATE – 25th AUGUST so hurry up and vote.

Note: You can only vote once for each of the 5 locations you choose.


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Grade II Listed Building – front of the building believed to be 17th century
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1841 – opened to educate ‘poor children’ and subsidised by the Slaney Family
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1956 – 1994. Large employer of mainly local women
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Believed to be one of the oldest surviving buildings – built in the 17th century
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Memorial for those from WW 1 and 2
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Present day church built in 1845 – a Norman font remains in the church
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The community grave of the 1872 Springwell Pit Disaster
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1837 – 2004
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Licensed in 1818 to commemorate Lord Rowland Hill one of Shropshire’s famous soldiers
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1867 home of market in Dawley
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Memorial to commemorate Matthew Webb
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Edith Pargeter was employed here
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Trading as a shoe shop for over 150 years
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1856-1976 First police station in Dawley
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Formally Coronation Grounds. Dawley Demonstration was held here
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Built in 1846 and destroyed by arson in 1977
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Former site of the Wesleyan Methodist Church 1860 – 1977
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Built in 1845 – site of the unmarked grave of William Ball the Shropshire Giant
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The previous residence of Elsie Day who lived until over 100
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1861 – 1962
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Built in the 1700s over the Shropshire Canal
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Formerly Temperance Hall, built in 1873
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1861 – 1952 the branch line to Coalport
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Home of Edith Pargeter
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Built in 1875 and one of the first schools to open
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Designed by Thomas Telford and a copy of St. Michael’s in Madeley