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Where is Forton?

Forton is located in the county of Shropshire, West Midlands, four miles north-west of the major town of Shrewsbury, 88 miles north of Cardiff, and 143 miles north-west of London. Forton lies five miles north-east of the Powys border. Forton falls within the unitary authority of Shropshire. It is in the SY4 postcode district. The post town for Forton is Shrewsbury.

Forton on a map

Map showing extent of Forton as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of Forton
Map showing location of Forton within the UK
Location of Forton within the UK

Which county is Forton in?

Forton is in the ceremonial county of Shropshire, the historic county of Shropshire, and the administrative county of Shropshire.

Ceremonial CountyShropshire
Historic CountyShropshire
Administrative CountyShropshire

Where is Forton in Shropshire?

Forton is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Shropshire, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Shropshire.

Location of Forton within Shropshire
Location of Forton within Shropshire

What is the postcode for Forton?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Forton is SY4 1ES.

Where is Forton in SY4?

Forton is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the SY4 postcode district, and towards the westernmost extremity of the SY4 postcode district.

Location of Forton within SY4
Location of Forton within SY4

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What is the post town for Forton?

The post town for Forton is Shrewsbury. Forton is in the SY4 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Shrewsbury.

What is the latitude and longitude of Forton?

The centre of Forton is located at position 52.73954° latitude and -2.84671° longitude.

Latitude52.73954°
Longitude-2.84671°

What is the easting and northing of Forton?

The centre of Forton is located at the grid reference easting 342932 and northing 316104 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting342932
Northing316104

What are the nearest towns to Forton?

Position of Forton relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Forton to the centre of the town.

north-west
4m
Forton is 4 miles north-west of Shrewsbury
south-west
10m
Forton is 10 miles south-west of Wem
south
12m
Forton is 12 miles south of Ellesmere
south-east
12m
Forton is 12 miles south-east of Oswestry
east
14m
Forton is 14 miles east of Welshpool
north
14m
Forton is 14 miles north of Church Stretton
north-west
16m
Forton is 16 miles north-west of Much Wenlock
south-east
16m
Forton is 16 miles south-east of Chirk
west
17m
Forton is 17 miles west of Telford
south-west
17m
Forton is 17 miles south-west of Whitchurch

What are the nearest cities to Forton?

Position of Forton relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Forton to the centre of the city.

south
31m
Forton is 31 miles south of Chester
west
32m
Forton is 32 miles west of Wolverhampton
south-west
34m
Forton is 34 miles south-west of Stoke-on-Trent
west
43m
Forton is 43 miles west of Lichfield
north-west
44m
Forton is 44 miles north-west of Birmingham
south-east
44m
Forton is 44 miles south-east of St Asaph
north-west
46m
Forton is 46 miles north-west of Worcester
south
47m
Forton is 47 miles south of Liverpool
north
48m
Forton is 48 miles north of Hereford
south-west
56m
Forton is 56 miles south-west of Salford