Tilley, Shropshire

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OS grid reference SJ507278
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Ceremonial county
Country England
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Postcode district SY4
Dialling code 01939
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52°50′46″N2°43′52″W / 52.846°N 2.731°W / 52.846; -2.731 Coordinates: 52°50′46″N2°43′52″W / 52.846°N 2.731°W / 52.846; -2.731

Tilley is a small village to the south of and almost merged with Wem in North Shropshire. Population information at the 2011 census is shown under Wem Rural.


A hamlet, Tilley Green, lies to its southeast at grid reference SJ511273 . The village or hamlet comprises around 20 dwellings and of these up to 10 are designated listed buildings including Tilley Manor, [1] Tilley Farm and Brook Cottage; [2] all three are timber-framed and have their origins in the Medieval and early Post Medieval periods; Tilley Farm and Manor are of the classic cross-wing vernacular and clearly very early in date, probably 13th/14th century.

Despite the wealth of medieval and post-medieval timber-framed buildings, Tilley does not possess a church. However, it is probable that such a building may have existed somewhere within the centre of the village, probably close to the manor house.[ citation needed ]

The hamlet appears to be divided into two clusters; the main settlement centred on the medieval buildings and to the east, a peripheral area lying close to the railway which comprise buildings that date from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Between 2014 and 2018 the people of the village obtained a substantial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to undertake a dendrochronology project which investigated up to 35 historic timber-framed buildings including 11 Listed Buildings. The results of this survey were published in a book - The Tilley Timber Project (2018).

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  1. "TILLEY MANOR, Wem Rural - 1236849 | Historic England". historicengland.org.uk. Retrieved 12 November 2022.
  2. "Brook Cottage, Wem Rural - 1237078 | Historic England". historicengland.org.uk. Retrieved 12 November 2022.

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