The former homes of the Victorian Iron Masters and their workers can still be found in the communities around the Gorge.
But no longer will you find the grimy back streets, or rows of chimneys belching back smoke.
However the Gorge is a splendid attraction in its own right.Nowadays the old homes are set in the picturesque villages and hamlets dotted across the valley.Beyond the Gorge and the Museums you have the beauty of Shropshire to explore, with medieval towns, spectacular scenery gardens and historical sites dating back over 2,000 years. An item with a registry mark or number could have been produced before (less likely as the design would not be protected), or after the date of the registry mark.The number listed for each year in the table is the first number issued that year. If your number is higher, but less than the number for the next year, then your item had it's design registered during that year.