Highley is a former mining village on the banks of the River Severn in Shropshire. It is home to one of the stations on the Severn Valley Railway heritage line, which operates steam-hauled trains between Bridgnorth and Kidderminster.
The oldest building in the village is St Mary's Church, which was founded in the early 1100s.
Highley has a proud industrial heritage, and owes its current size largely to the opening of coal mines at the end of the 19th century. However, all mining ceased in 1969 and the mine sites have been turned into the Severn Valley Country Park.
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