Henry I founded the borough, first called Newborough, after the manor came into his hands from Robert de Belesme.Newport was omitted from the Domesday Book, but this is not uncommon.Register FREE today, search our database of over 50s members, and start your love story here...Newport is a market town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England.Formed from melting glaciers, it covered a vast area of north Shropshire.Early man fished here and two ancient log boats were uncovered 1 mi (1.6 km) from Newport.Each year we re-invest significant funds into site security and functionality, all to give our valued members the best senior dating experience in the UK.
The many half-timbered buildings surviving from the late medieval and Tudor periods confirm Newport's success, leading to the first market charter which was granted by Henry I.
By the 2011 census, the population had risen to 11,387.
The Normans planned a new town called Novus Burgus between the older settlements of Edgmond and Plesc, near the Old Quarry and Mere Park garden centre.
Once established, Newport became a market town in the centre of the rural farming area between Stafford and Shrewsbury. Few signs of the Saxon settlement exist today, apart from the Quarry, which has now been built around.
At the time of the Norman Conquest, the land where Newport sits formed part of the manor of Edgmond, which William I gave as a gift along with the county of Shropshire to Roger, Earl of Shrewsbury.
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