|OS grid reference SJ398035|
Post town SHREWSBURY
Local time Tuesday 9:55 AM
Dialling code 01743
UK parliament constituency Shrewsbury and Atcham
|Region West Midlands|
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SY5
Shire county Shropshire
Civil parish Pontesbury
|Weather 11°C, Wind SW at 24 km/h, 85% Humidity|
Habberley is a small village in the English county of Shropshire.
Map of Habberley, Shrewsbury, UK
Habberley lies near the Stiperstones southwest of the town of Shrewsbury.
Formerly a small (325 acres (132 ha)) civil parish in its own right Habberley was merged in to the Pontesbury civil parish in 1967. Its main amenities are a small Anglican church (St Mary's), a public house (The Mytton Arms), and village hall.
In 1824 its population was recorded as 151 - by 1961 this had declined to 66 but residential development such as the conversion of redundant farm buildings has seen it rise again to about 100 residents in 2012. Mary Webb, the romantic novelist, called the place and surrounding district 'Bitterley' in her 1916 novel The Golden Arrow.