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|Country||Kingdom of England|
|Province||Province of Canterbury|
|Diocese||Diocese of Chester|
Shrewsbury is in the north-western area of Mercia, and - in addition to Evesham, Worcester - has the unique distinction of being a regular days travel from two previous capital cities: that of Stafford and Chester. Shrewsbury is linked by roads leading north to Chester, east to Stafford, and south to Ludlow.