ⓘ History of Shropshire
Shropshire was established during the division of Saxon Mercia into shires in the 10th century. It is first mentioned in 1006. After the Norman Conquest it experienced significant development, following the granting of the principal estates of the county to eminent Normans.
The Coalbrookdale area of the County designated "birthplace of the industrial revolution", due to the significant technological developments that happened there.