Wenlock

Wenlock may refer to:

Places
  • Little Wenlock, Shropshire, England
  • Wenlock Edge, limestone escarpment near Much Wenlock
  • Much Wenlock, Shropshire, England
    • (Much) Wenlock (UK Parliament constituency)
    • Much Wenlock and Severn Junction railway
    • Wenlock Priory, 12th century church
  • The Wenlock Arms, public house in London, England
  • Wenlock, Essex County, Vermont, USA
  • Wenlock Basin, canal basin, part of the Regent's Canal in the London Borough of Hackney
  • Wenlock River, Queensland, Australia
People
  • Baron Wenlock, title created three times in the Peerage of England and of the United Kingdom
    • John Wenlock, 1st Baron Wenlock
    • Robert Lawley, 1st Baron Wenlock (1768–1834)
    • Paul Thompson, 1st Baron Wenlock (1784–1842)
    • Beilby Lawley, 2nd Baron Wenlock (1818–1880)
    • Beilby Lawley, 3rd Baron Wenlock (1849–1912)
    • Arthur Lawley, 6th Baron Wenlock (1860–1932)
  • Milburga of Wenlock (died 715), Benedictine abbess of Wenlock Abbey
Other
  • Wenlock, Craven Arms and Lightmoor Extension railway, was a railway in Shropshire, England
  • Wenlock Olympian Society Annual Games, dating from 1850, are a forerunner of the modern Olympic Games. They are held each year in Much Wenlock in Shropshire, England.
  • Wenlock and Mandeville, are the official mascots for the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics being held in London, United Kingdom.
  • Wenlock Group, (Wenlockian), in geology, is the middle series of strata in the Silurian (Upper Silurian) of Great Britain. This group in the typical area in the Welsh border counties contains the following formations: Much Wenlock Limestone Formation, 90 to 300 ft (27.43 to 91.44 m).; Wenlock shale, up to 1,900 ft (579.12 m).; Woolhope or Barr limestone and shale, 150 ft (45.72 m).
    • Wenlock Series lagerstätte, preserved in the limestone Wenlock Series of Herefordshire, England, offers paleontologists a rare snapshot of a moment in time, about 420 Mya.

Other articles related to "wenlock":

Little Wenlock
... Little Wenlock is a village and civil parish in Shropshire, England ... It was mentioned in the Domesday Book, when it belonged to Wenlock Priory ... Part of it falls within Little Wenlock parish, while the adjoining parts fall into other parishes ...
Calymene Blumenbachi
... a fairly common genus in the Ordovician-Silurian) is unique to the Wenlock series in England, and comes from the Wenlock Limestone in Much Wenlock and Wren's Nest in ... These sites seem to yield trilobites more readily than any other areas on the Wenlock Edge, and the rock here is dark grey as opposed to yellowish or whitish as it ...

Famous quotes containing the word wenlock:

    On Wenlock Edge the wood’s in trouble;
    His forest fleece the Wrekin heaves;
    The gale, it plies the saplings double,
    And thick on Severn snow the leaves.
    —A.E. (Alfred Edward)