1. Wem

Where is Wem?

Wem is located in the county of Shropshire, West Midlands, eight miles south-east of the town of Ellesmere, ten miles north of the major town of Shrewsbury, 97 miles north of Cardiff, and 144 miles north-west of London. Wem lies four miles south-east of the Clwyd border. Wem falls within the unitary authority of Shropshire. It is in the SY4 postcode district. The post town for Wem is Shrewsbury.

COVID-19: Wem coronavirus cases are reported by Public Health England within the Shropshire case numbers. This Wem coronavirus map shows the position of Wem within Shropshire, along with the number of cases in Shropshire and each of the surrounding areas.

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Bounding box showing extent of Wem
Location of Wem within the UK

Which county is Wem in?

Wem 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 Wem in Shropshire?

Wem is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Shropshire, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Shropshire.

Location of Wem within Shropshire

What is the postcode for Wem?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Wem is SY4 5DL.

Where is Wem in SY4?

Wem is situated towards the northernmost extremity of the SY4 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the SY4 postcode district.

Location of Wem within SY4

Postal Boundaries © GEOLYTIX copyright and database right 2012

What is the post town for Wem?

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

What is the latitude and longitude of Wem?

The centre of Wem is located at position 52.85569° latitude and -2.72378° longitude.

Latitude52.85569°
Longitude-2.72378°

What is the easting and northing of Wem?

The centre of Wem is located at the grid reference easting 351361 and northing 328935 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting351361
Northing328935

What are the nearest towns to Wem?

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

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Wem is 8 miles south-east of Ellesmere
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Wem is 8 miles south of Whitchurch
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Wem is 10 miles north of Shrewsbury
11m
Wem is 11 miles west of Market Drayton
14m
Wem is 14 miles east of Oswestry
15m
Wem is 15 miles east of Chirk
16m
Wem is 16 miles north-west of Newport
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Wem is 17 miles north-west of Telford
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Wem is 17 miles south-west of Nantwich
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Wem is 17 miles south-east of Wrexham

What are the nearest cities to Wem?

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

24m
Wem is 24 miles south of Chester
26m
Wem is 26 miles south-west of Stoke-on-Trent
31m
Wem is 31 miles north-west of Wolverhampton
39m
Wem is 39 miles west of Lichfield
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Wem is 40 miles south of Liverpool
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Wem is 41 miles south-east of St Asaph
43m
Wem is 43 miles north-west of Birmingham
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Wem is 47 miles south-west of Salford
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Wem is 47 miles south-west of Manchester
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Wem is 50 miles north-west of Worcester

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