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Dawley is a small town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England. Today it forms part of the new town of Telford, which was originally, in 1963, going to be named Dawley New Town before it was decided in 1968 to name the town Telford instead after the engineer and road builder Thomas Telford.

Dawley is one of the older settlements in Shropshire, being mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086). It is divided into Dawley Magna ("Great Dawley") and Little Dawley (also shown as Dawley Parva ("Little Dawley") on older maps).

Dawley (surname)

Dawley is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Alan Dawley
  • Bill Dawley
  • Ernest J. Dawley
  • Fred Dawley
  • Garth Dawley
  • J. Searle Dawley
  • Joey Dawley