unitary authority and historic county that covers a roughly circular area in the Welsh borderland of England. The historic county includes three small areas outside the unitary authority. One, just south of Ludlow, is in the South Shropshire district of the administrative county of Shropshire. The others are in the Malvern Hills district of the administrative county of Worcestershire: one is the area between Leigh Sinton and Acton Green, and other is the parish of Stoke Bliss. Conversely, the unitary authority includes three small areas that are part of the historic county of Worcestershire: the parishes of Edvin Loach and Acton Beauchamp and an area including West Malvern and Mathon.
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