The Wrekin is a rather large hill that tends to dominate the surrounding area in this part of Shropshire. It has an Iron Age hill fort on its crest, the Celtic name of which is thought to have been Wreocen.
Wroxeter, 'the fort by the Wrekin', was known as Viroconium by the Romans and was the fourth largest town in Roman Britain.

Wroxeter has a lovely church, St Andrews, which has a lot of Roman masonry in its building. Although its early history is obscure, it was part of a collegiate establishment in the time of the Domesday (1086). The church is rather large for the small local community, and has been declared what is known as 'pastorally redundant'. When entering the church, the interior immediately gives you an impression of great antiquity.

This was where my gtgtgtgt grandfather James Lloyd was married to Mary Chilton on 23rd July 1752. His name also appears in the church registers as being a churchwarden at St Andrews in 1762. Their four children were all baptized here. James died at Eyton (aged 78) in 1795 and is buried here as is his son James (d. 1808 aged 50), a farmer in the Eyton area.


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