Hadley is about 3 miles (5 km) north-west of Telford Town Centre, and is in the civil parish of Hadley and Leegomery (previously called simply "Hadley"). The population of the civil parish mentioned at the 2011 census was 14,166.
It neighbours Wellington, a market town also part of Telford, and that town's two colleges of Telford College of Arts and Technology (TCAT) and New College (NC), all to the west of Hadley. Ketley is immediately to the south of Hadley.
Hadley's parish war memorial, to men of Hadley and district who died serving in the two World Wars, is an imitation of the Cenotaph in London's Whitehall. It stands in Manse Road near the Methodist Church.
On 13 September 1919, Harry Patch, who became the last surviving British combat soldier of World War I, married his first wife, Ada Billington, at Hadley parish church. Billington later died in 1976.
Len Murray, Baron Murray of Epping Forest, trade union leader, was born in Hadley in 1922.
Ernie Clements, British racing cyclist, was also born in Hadley in 1922.
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 17 December 2015.
- Ordnance Survey mapping
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