Vets Craven Arms

The people in the Montgomery community care for both their pets and their livestock with equal emotion and they need to be sure they can trust their local vet to give them good honest advice and to be able to rely on their vet to turn out in all weathers at all times of the day to tend any sick animals on farm land anywhere in South Shropshire.

Bishops Castle Vets is local to Montgomery and is a well-established, independent rural practice located providing extensive veterinary services for Pets, Livestock and Horses in South Shropshire and Powys.

The practice has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere where you can rely on our dedicated experienced team of Vets and Nurses to offer a high level of care for your animals.

We offer a comprehensive and competitive range of services and provide our own emergency service at all times.

We’re nice people to deal with so why not call us for a free quote: 01588 638 356

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A history of Craven Arms

Craven Arms is a relatively new town (for Shropshire), being only a small village called Newton on a map of 1695. The settlement grew when the railways came during the mid to late 19th century, making it a railway townNewton or Newtown is still the name for the southeastern part of the present day town, while the northern part is called Newington or New Inn (another small village which existed prior to the town). The town takes its name from the Craven Arms Hotel, situated on the junction of the A49 and B4368 roads, which in turn is named after the Lords Crave (who owned nearby Stokesay Castle).

The civil parish of Craven Arms was formed from the merging of two older parishes — Stokesay and Halford. These two older entities continued as parish wards, however a review of the governance of the parish in 2012 concluded that these two wards would be abolished from May 2013.[1] Small parts of the settlement overlap into neighbouring Wistanstow and Sibdon Carwood parishes.