Welcome to Oswestry
Oswestry is a historic market town of 18,000 people in north-west Shropshire, close to the border with Wales. The name ‘Oswestry’ is thought to be derived from ‘Oswald’s Tree,’ a reference to the Northumbrian King who lost his life in battle here at the battle of Maserfield in around 641 AD.
With archives containing records dating back to 1324 and many historic buildings, Oswestry is a town steeped in history and tradition. With its location on the A5, it is also the gateway from central England to north and mid Wales and with a large rural catchment area is a hub for local business and trade.