Shropshire village, 4 miles SE of Shrewsbury.
There are most attractive views here with the church of St. Eata standing on the banks of the Severn, the Georgian Mytton and Mermaid Hotel and the original Severn Bridge flanked by its more recent successor. Across the road are the entrance gates to Attingham Hall, the finest country house in the county which incorporated the former Tern Hall. The great preacher John Fletcher (1729-1785) was a private tutor at Tern Hall before he moved to Madeley.
Anna Bonus Kingsford (1846-1888) came to live in Atcham after her marriage to the vicar.
One of the handful of mediaeval writers linked with the county, Ordericus Vitalis (1075-1143?), was born in Atcham and baptised at the church of St. Eata, a church with a unique dedication and long architectural history.
Location map of Atcham courtesy of Streetmap.co.uk
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8 October 2002
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