Broseley is a tiny English town in Shropshire, with a population of 4,929 at the 2011 Census. The River Severn moves to its north and also east. The first iron bridge worldwide was constructed in 1779 across the Severn, connecting Broseley with Coalbrookdale and also Madeley. This was part of the very early commercial growth in the Ironbridge Gorge, which is now part of a World Heritage Site. A negotiation existed in 1086 and also is detailed as Bosle in the Domesday Publication. The town is located on the south bank of the Ironbridge Gorge therefore shares much of the history of its better recognized, however extra recent neighbor, Ironbridge. In 1600, the community of Broseley consisted of only 27 residences and also was part of the Shirlett Royal Forest. The location was understood for mining; some of the stone utilized to construct Buildwas Abbey was extracted from Broseley and there is evidence that wood wagonways existed in Broseley in 1605, offering Broseley a severe insurance claim to the oldest trains in Britain. The wagonways were almost certainly built for the transportation of coal as well as clay and it was these resources that caused the big growth of the community throughout the Industrial Revolution. A number of the growths celebrated by the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust's collection of managed industrial heritage websites either begun in Broseley or were attached to the town. Broseley was a centre for ironmaking, ceramic as well as clay pipelines; the earliest recorded pipemaker was working in the community in 1590. The Broseley Pipeworks is just one of the depend on's ten galleries, as is the Jackfield Tile Museum, which is situated in Jackfield, just north-east of the town. John Wilkinson constructed the globe's initial iron watercraft whilst residing in the town, and the plans for the Iron Bridge were created in Broseley. Abraham Darby I, who created the procedure of smelting iron making use of coking coal, is hidden below. In the latter fifty percent of the 19th century the location suffered a decrease, as industries relocated in other places. This left a tradition of uncapped mineshafts, abandoned buildings, deserted quarries, ruin heaps and also pit piles. In the last thirty years of the 20th century Broseley experienced a modern revival with the advancement of Telford across the River Severn. New estates were built to the east of Broseley centre, whilst several older homes were created or renovated, however the town is still much less inhabited now than it would certainly have been 200 years ago, when population numbers mored than 5,000.