It lies in North Shropshire, north of Shrewsbury. The village has a population of 2,503 as of the 2011 census. The village has strong links to Shrewsbury to the south-east, Oswestry to the north-west, and Wem to the north-east. There is a large village not far west of Baschurch called Ruyton-XI-Towns.
The earliest references to Baschurch are under its Welsh name Eglwyssau Bassa , in a seven-stanza englyn-poem of the same name found in the Welsh cycle of poems called Canu Heledd, generally thought to date to the ninth century:
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Baschurch, Shropshire, United Kingdom
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