|Residents||162,300 (as of 2009)|
|ZIP code section||TF1-5, TF7|
|Part of the country||England|
|Unitary authority||Telford and Wrekin|
Telford was born on the drawing board and was built in the 1960s and 1970s. Existing locations such as Dawley, Oakengates, Wellington and Madeley were included. The name honors Thomas Telford , an early modern civil engineer involved in road and bridge construction.
In March 2017, an investigation by the Sunday Times revealed the Telford abuse scandal .
Telford also includes Ironbridge Gorge , the Severn Valley near Ironbridge , a world heritage site . The River Severn in this valley is spanned by the Iron Bridge , built in 1779 - the world's first iron bridge.
Telford is connected to the UK motorway network by the M54 Motorway .
Cobra Seats , a manufacturer of car seats and motorsport accessories, has its headquarters on the outskirts .
- Nick Sommerlad, Geraldine McKelvie: Britain's 'worst ever' child grooming scandal exposed: Hundreds of young girls raped, beaten, sold for sex and some even killed. In: Daily Mirror , March 11, 2018