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  • 1 Abbey Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Abbey Foregate

    The Benedictine Abbey, founded in 1082, stands just outside the town across the English Bridge. The 14C tower carries a statue of Edward III, in whose reign it was built, and there are Norman pillars in the 11C nave.

  • 2 Rowley's House Interesting

    Museums and art

    st. Barker

    A fine example of a three-storey Tudor timber-frame merchant's house now used as a local history museum. It contains a collection of Roman artefacts from the town of Viroconium.

  • 3 Church of St Mary The Virgin Interesting

    Religious buildings

    st. 21 St. Marys Street

    This splendid pink sandstone church possesses a handsome carved wooden ceiling (15C), together with superb stained-glass windows including the huge Tree of Jesse, the major part of which dates from the 14C. In 1894, following a bad storm, the bell to..

  • 4 Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. Castle

    Restored in the 14C, the castle was converted by Thomas Telford in 1787 into a home for Sir William Poultney, MP for Shrewsbury from 1776-1805. All that has survived of Telford's transformation is the Mayor's Parlour since the building became the Cou..

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