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River Severn in Atcham

Atcham is a village in Shropshire , England. It is 7 km southeast of Shrewsbury , on the B4380 and on the River Severn .

Atcham is mentioned in the Domesday Book . The village contains the only church in England dedicated to Saint Eata , the Bishop of Hexham . The church building dates from the 11th century, here the Norman chronicler Ordericus Vitalis was baptized on Easter 1075. Another attraction is Attingham Park to the northeast . Atcham is a contraction of Attingham and means "place of Eata".


  • Ordericus Vitalis (* 1075; † around 1142), chronicler and Benedictine monk, baptized in the local church
  • Anna Kingsford (1846–1888), doctor and suffragette, buried in the local church

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Anna Powell-Smith: Open Domesday .

Web links

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Coordinates: 52 ° 41 ′  N , 2 ° 41 ′  W