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 is in the ceremonial county of Shropshire, the historic county of Shropshire, and the administrative county of 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.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Forton is SY4 1ES.
Forton is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the SY4 postcode district, and towards the westernmost extremity of the SY4 postcode district.
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The post town for Forton is Shrewsbury. Forton is in the SY4 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Shrewsbury.
The centre of Forton is located at position 52.73954° latitude and -2.84671° longitude.
The centre of Forton is located at the grid reference easting 342932 and northing 316104 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Forton relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Forton to the centre of the town.
Position of Forton relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Forton to the centre of the city.