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.


Elephant & Castle, Dawley High Street
Grade II Listed Building – front of the building believed to be 17th century
The National School: Dawley C of E School
1841 – opened to educate ‘poor children’ and subsidised by the Slaney Family
Ever Ready Factory: Hinkshay Road
1956 – 1994. Large employer of mainly local women
Ivy Cottage: Holly Road
Believed to be one of the oldest surviving buildings – built in the 17th century
War Memorial at Little Dawley
Memorial for those from WW 1 and 2
Holy Trinity Church: Old Vicarage Road
Present day church built in 1845 – a Norman font remains in the church
Springwell Pit Community Grave: Holy Trinity Church
The community grave of the 1872 Springwell Pit Disaster
Little Dawley Methodist Chapel: Holly Road
1837 – 2004
The Lord Hill: Dawley High Street
Licensed in 1818 to commemorate Lord Rowland Hill one of Shropshire’s famous soldiers
The Market Hall: Dawley High Street
1867 home of market in Dawley
Captain Webb Memorial: Dawley High Street
Memorial to commemorate Matthew Webb
Bemrose Pharmacy: Lloyds Chemist
Edith Pargeter was employed here
Preece's Shoe Shop: Dawley High Street
Trading as a shoe shop for over 150 years
Old Police Station: Brewers Terrace
1856-1976 First police station in Dawley
Dawley Park: Doseley Road
Formally Coronation Grounds. Dawley Demonstration was held here
Pool Hill School: (Captain Webb School)
Built in 1846 and destroyed by arson in 1977
Christian Centre: Dawley High Street
Former site of the Wesleyan Methodist Church 1860 – 1977
St Luke's Church: St Luke's Road
Built in 1845 – site of the unmarked grave of William Ball the Shropshire Giant
Hazeldine House: Finger Road
The previous residence of Elsie Day who lived until over 100
Horsehay Steam Railway: Station Road
1861 – 1962
Aqueduct Bridge: Aqueduct
Built in the 1700s over the Shropshire Canal
Dawley Town Hall: New Street
Formerly Temperance Hall, built in 1873
Dawley & Stirchley Train Station: Silkin Way
1861 – 1952 the branch line to Coalport
Home of Edith Pargeter: Wellington Road, Horsehay
Home of Edith Pargeter
The Langley School (old) Mount Gilbert School
Built in 1875 and one of the first schools to open
St Leonard's Church: Malinslee
Designed by Thomas Telford and a copy of St. Michael’s in Madeley