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The Old Market Hall in the Square. Shrewsbury is the name of several places. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... The Old Market Hall is an Elizabethan building situated in the town centre of Shrewsbury, Shropshire. ...


Shrewsbury shown within the United Kingdom
Population 70,560
OS grid reference SJ491124
District Shrewsbury and Atcham
Shire county Shropshire
Region West Midlands
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SHREWSBURY
Postcode district SY1, SY2, SY3
Dialling code 01743
Police West Mercia
Fire Shropshire
Ambulance West Midlands
UK Parliament Shrewsbury and Atcham
European Parliament West Midlands
List of places: UKEnglandShropshire

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Shrewsbury (pronounced either [ˈʃɹuːzbɹi] or [ˈʃɹəʊzbɹi][1]) is the county town of Shropshire, in the West Midlands of England. Lying on the River Severn, it is home to 70,560[2] inhabitants, and is the primary settlement of the borough of Shrewsbury and Atcham, which has a population of 95,850.[3] This chart shows concisely the most common way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is applied to represent the English language. ... A county town is the capital of a county in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland. ... Shropshire (pronounced /, -/), alternatively known as Salop[6] or abbreviated Shrops[7], is a county in the West Midlands of England. ... The West Midlands is an official Region of England, covering the western half of the Midlands. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... “Severn” redirects here. ... Shrewsbury and Atcham is a local government district with borough status in Shropshire, England. ...


Shrewsbury is a historic market town with the town centre having a largely unaltered medieval street plan. The town centre features over 660[4] historic listed buildings, including several timber framed examples from the 15th and 16th centuries. Shrewsbury Castle, a red sandstone fortification, and Shrewsbury Abbey, a former Benedictine monastery, were founded in 1074 and 1083 respectively, by the Norman Earl of Shrewsbury, Roger de Montgomery.[5] The town hosts one of the oldest and largest horticultural events in the country, Shrewsbury Flower Show, and is well known for its floral displays, having won various awards in recent years[6][7], including Britain in Bloom in 2006.[8] The market town is a medieval phenomenon. ... Buckingham Palace, a Grade I listed building. ... Shrewsbury Castle Shewsbury Castle is a red sandstone castle in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. ... For red sandstone see: Old Red Sandstone New Red Sandstone This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Shrewsbury Abbey, now famous for its prominent role in the Brother Cadfael mysteries of Ellis Peters, is a medieval monastic foundation. ... For the college, see Benedictine College. ... Monastery of St. ... Events Births February 12 - Conrad, King of Germany and Italy (d. ... Events Sancho I of Aragon conqueres Graus. ... Norman conquests in red. ... The Earl of Shrewsbury is the senior Earl on the Roll in the Peerage of England (the more senior Earldom of Arundel being held by the Duke of Norfolk). ... Roger of Montgomery, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury (d. ... The Latin words hortus (garden plant) and cultura (culture) together form horticulture, classically defined as the culture or growing of garden plants. ... The Shrewsbury Flower Show is an annual event held in mid-august over two days (in recent times Friday & Saturday) at The Quarry, the main park in the town of Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire, England. ... Britain in Bloom is a horticultural competition in the United Kingdom; organised by the Royal Horticultural Society, and currently sponsored by B&Q. It is entered by settlements; the winner is the settlement judged to have beautified itself best with the use of flowers and plants. ...


Today, lying 9 miles east of the Welsh border, Shrewsbury serves as a commercial and cultural centre for the ceremonial county and a large area of mid-Wales. There are some light industry and distribution centres, such as Battlefield Enterprise Park, located mainly on the outskirts. The A5 and A49 trunk roads cross here, as do a number of railway lines at Shrewsbury railway station. This article is about the country. ... Battlefield Enterprise Park is a large business park on the northern outskirts of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK. It is located on the site of the Battle of Shrewsbury (1403), and the village of Battlefield is nearby. ... The A5 is a major road in the United Kingdom. ... The A49 near Warrington The A49 is a major road in England. ... A63(T) trunk road A trunk road, trunk highway, or strategic road is a major road—usually connecting one or more cities, ports, airports, etc. ... Shrewsbury railway station is Shrewsburys only remaining railway station (Shrewsbury Abbey, as well as all the other small stations around the town, having long closed). ...

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History

Main article: History of Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury's name comes from the Anglo-Saxon Scrobbesburh (dative Scrobbesbyrig) = "fort in the scrub-land region" or "Scrobb's fort". Its Welsh name Amwythig means "fortified place". Shrewsbury may have been founded by the Romans who had the city of Viroconium (Wroxeter) nearby, but the Saxons are more likely to have founded the town, roughly in the 8th Century (there are unfortunately no records of when exactly it was founded). ... Note: This page contains phonetic information presented in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) using Unicode. ... Dative has several meanings. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ...


Shrewsbury is popularly known as a medieval town, having been founded c.800 and it was during the "late Middle Ages" (14th/15th Centuries) in which the town was at its height in terms of national importance and wealth. This was mainly due to the wool trade, a major industry at the time, with the rest of Britain and Europe, especially with the River Severn and Watling Street as trading routes. It is believed that Henry VIII intended to make Shrewsbury a cathedral city after the formation of the Church of England, but the citizens of the town declined the offer. The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... Events December 25, Rome, coronation of Charles the Great (Charlemagne) as emperor by Pope Leo III. Celtic monks begin work on the Book of Kells on the Island of Iona. ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... Wool in a shearing shed Long and short hair wool at the South Central Family Farm Research Center in Boonesville, AR Wool sheep, Royal Melbourne Show Wool is the fibre derived from the hair of animals of the Caprinae family, principally sheep and goats, but the hair of other mammals... The modern Watling Street crossing the Medway at Rochester near the Roman and Celt crossings Watling Street is the name given to an ancient trackway in England and Wales that was first used by the Celts mainly between the modern cities of Canterbury and St Albans. ... Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England and Lord of Ireland (later King of Ireland) from 22 April 1509 until his death. ... The Church of England logo since 1998 The Church of England is the officially established Christian church[1] in England, and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion. ...

Typical Tudor architecture on Butcher Row.
Market Street, behind the Old Market Hall with the Music Hall on the left.
Market Street, behind the Old Market Hall with the Music Hall on the left.

The town is home to the Ditherington Flax Mill, the world's first iron-framed building, which is commonly regarded as "the grandfather of the skyscraper". Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Tudor architecture is the architecture of the Tudor period, ie. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 216 KB)Shrewsbury, England View down Market Street and of the Clock Tower File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 216 KB)Shrewsbury, England View down Market Street and of the Clock Tower File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Old Market Hall is an Elizabethan building situated in Shrewsbury town centre. ... The Music Hall in Shrewsbury, England, is a large Victorian building owned by Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council and currently houses the boroughs theatre and tourist information centre, as well as a cafe and some council offices. ... Section of the rear of the main part of the Flaxmill Ditherington Flaxmill at Ditherington, a suburb of Shrewsbury is the oldest iron framed building in the world. ...


Shrewsbury has also played a unique part in Western intellectual history, by being the town in which the great naturalist Charles Darwin was born and raised. For other people of the same surname, and places and things named after Charles Darwin, see Darwin. ...


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Pengwern is the name of a dark age kingdom that existed in what is now the West Midlands region of England. ... The Battle of Shrewsbury was fought on July 21, 1403. ... Battlefield Church and neighbouring cottages Shrewsburys new livestock market and A49/A53 service station at Battlefield Battlefield is a village 3 miles north of Shrewsbury town centre in Shropshire, England. ... Wroxeter is a village in the county of Shropshire, England, on the east bank of the River Severn, at grid reference SJ563082. ... For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... Viroconium Cornoviorum, or simply Viroconium, was a Roman town, one corner of which is now occupied by the small village of Wroxeter in the English county of Shropshire, about 8 km (5 miles) east-south-east of Shrewsbury. ...

Population

The population of the town of Shrewsbury is a little over 70,000 although the population of the borough of Shrewsbury and Atcham is higher, at just under 96,000. In 1981 the population of the town was 57,731 and in 1991 the population of the town was 64,219. Shrewsbury is Shropshire's second largest town, after Telford. The population of the town centre (the area within the loop of the Severn) is approximately 1,300. Shropshire (pronounced /, -/), alternatively known as Salop[6] or abbreviated Shrops[7], is a county in the West Midlands of England. ... , This article is about the town of Telford, Shropshire. ...


In line with the rapid growth of town population, a 2005 report on prison population in the UK has found that the prison, HMP Shrewsbury, is the most overcrowded in England and Wales. In 2000 and again in 2002, Shrewsbury unsuccessfully applied for city status. The Dana prison, viewed from Shrewsburys railway station HM Prison Shrewsbury is a current operational prison based in the town of Shrewsbury, county town of Shropshire, in the United Kingdom. ... Historically, city status in England and Wales was associated with the presence of a cathedral, such as York Minster. ...


Within the borough, but not part of the town of Shrewsbury, is the large village of Bayston Hill. This was once a much smaller village but has grown up to become a suburb of the town. It remains, however, a separate entity to the town, with its own parish council, etc. Bayston Hill lies some 3 miles south of the town centre of Shrewsbury and on the A49 and near to the A5. The smaller village of Battlefield, this time to the north of the town, is also considered now as a suburb of the town due to recent growth in the surrounding area. It is covered by the unparished town area of the borough and is included in a town ward. , Bayston Hill is a large village and parish in the English county of Shropshire. ... Battlefield Church and neighbouring cottages Shrewsburys new livestock market and A49/A53 service station at Battlefield Battlefield is a village 3 miles north of Shrewsbury town centre in Shropshire, England. ...


Attractions

The Dingle, formerly a Quarry, now a scenic garden.
The Dingle, formerly a Quarry, now a scenic garden.
The church of St. Chads and Quarry recreational area (foreground).
The church of St. Chads and Quarry recreational area (foreground).
Music Hall façade
Music Hall façade

The historic town centre still retains its medieval street pattern and many narrow streets and passages. Some of the passages, especially those which pass through buildings from one street to the next, are called “shuts” (a suggestion is that this is because they were once shut at night). Many specialist shops, traditional pubs and local restaurants can be found in the hidden corners, squares and lanes of Shrewsbury. Many of the street names have also remained unchanged in centuries and there are some more unusual names, such as Butcher Row, Longden Coleham, Dogpole, Mardol, Frankwell, Roushill, Grope Lane, Gullet Passage, Murivance, The Dana, Portobello, Bear Steps, Shoplatch and Bellstone. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1296x972, 1768 KB) The Dingle, located in the centre of The Quarry, in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1296x972, 1768 KB) The Dingle, located in the centre of The Quarry, in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1200x900, 942 KB) St. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1200x900, 942 KB) St. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 423 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1129 × 1600 pixel, file size: 439 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Image of the façade of the music hall, Shrewsbury. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 423 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1129 × 1600 pixel, file size: 439 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Image of the façade of the music hall, Shrewsbury. ... Abbey Road in London A street name or odonym is an identifying name given to a street. ... Mardol is a historic street in Shrewsbury, Shropshire with a variety of architectural styles, ranging from Tudor timber-framed buildings to more modern constructs. ... Gropecunt Lane was a street name used in Oxford and London and other English towns and cities in the Middle Ages where prostitutes conducted their business. ...


The town was also used as the set for the popular US television special "A Christmas Carol", which filmed many of its interior and exterior shots in and around Shrewsbury. The gravestone of Ebeneezer Scrooge used in production is still present in the graveyard of St. Chad's church. A Christmas Carol is a 1984 television movie adaptation of Charles Dickens famous 1843 novella. ...


There are some very old public houses, which have been continuously open as pubs, such as the Golden Cross (established 1428 - the oldest pub in the town), the Dun Cow and the King's Head. The Golden Cross is a public house in Shrewsbury, England. ... Events October 12 - English forces under Thomas Montacute, 4th Earl of Salisbury besiege Orléans. ...


In the centre of the town lies The Quarry. This 29 acre (120,000 m²) riverside park attracts thousands of people throughout the year and is enjoyed as a place of recreation. The town is known as the "Town of Flowers" and this was the motto printed onto many of the signs as you entered the town on major roads, although in 2007 the signs were replaced, instead branding the town as 'the birthplace of Charles Darwin'. The Quarry is the name of the main park in the Shropshire county town of Shrewsbury, England. ...


Shrewsbury is home to one of the largest and oldest horticultural events in the UK - the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show [9]. A two day event, the Flower Show takes place in mid-August, has been running for more than 125 years, and attracts around 100,000 visitors each year. Set in the Quarry park, there are a multitude of events, exhibitions and displays, with a magnificent fireworks display at the end of each day. The town is well known for its flower displays, and has won numerous awards in recent years. [10] The Shrewsbury Flower Show is an annual event held in mid-august over two days (in recent times Friday & Saturday) at The Quarry, the main park in the town of Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire, England. ...


Shrewsbury is also home to one of the region's main agricultural shows - the West Mid Show. This is held every year, usually in May, at the Shropshire Agricultural Showground on the outskirts of town at Coton Hill. The Shropshire and West Midlands Show, though usually called the West Mid Show, is an annual agriculture-related show held on the outskirts of Shrewsbury (at Coton Hill) in Shropshire, England. ... Coton Hill was a village near to, but now a suburb of, the town of Shrewsbury, Shropshire in the West Midlands of England. ...


The town is host to the Shrewsbury International Music Festival, when musical groups from all over the world come to perform for about a week for local residents, and give a final concert in the Abbey. The festival is organized by WorldStage Tours. In recent years, including 2005, Northern Pines has participated. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


2006 also saw the first Shrewsbury Folk Festival, after the event moved to the town from nearby Bridgnorth. Held annually over the August Bank Holiday, the event is very popular, with people travelling from across the UK to attend. In 2006 much of the event was held in the Quarry, with other related festivities happening around the town. For 2007 the event moved to the West Midlands Showground on the other side of the river. [11] , Bridgnorth is a town in Shropshire, England, along the Severn Valley. ...


A new annual arts festival - the Shrewsbury Summer Season - was established in 2004 and runs each year from June to August with an extensive programme of music, visual arts, theatre and spectacle. [12].


The tourist information centre is at the Music Hall on The Square in the town centre. The three main museums are Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery (located at Rowley's House), Shrewsbury Castle (which houses the Shropshire Regimental Museum) and the Coleham Pumping Station. [13] Also there is the Gateway arts and drama centre and there are also various private galleries and art shops around the town. Another notable feature of the town is Lord Hill's Column, the largest free-standing Doric column in the world. A visitor center (or visitor centre) may be: A tourist information center, where visitors to a location can get information on the areas attractions, lodgings, maps, and other items relevant to tourism. ... The Music Hall in Shrewsbury, England, is a large Victorian building owned by Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council and currently houses the boroughs theatre and tourist information centre, as well as a cafe and some council offices. ... Shrewsbury Castle Shewsbury Castle is a red sandstone castle in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. ... Coleham Pumping Station Coleham Pumping Station is a historical pumping station in Coleham, Shrewsbury, England. ... Lord Hills Column, outside the Shirehall (Shropshires County Council HQ), is one of Shrewsburys most notable features. ... The uncompleted Doric temple at Segesta, Sicily, has been waiting for finishing of its surfaces since 430 - 420 BC The Doric order was one of the three orders or organizational systems of Ancient Greek or classical architecture; the other two orders were the Ionic and the Corinthian. ...


Transportation

Roushill, Shrewsbury
Roushill, Shrewsbury
A map of Shrewsbury showing suburbs, surrounding villages, Rivers (blue), Roads (red) and Rail routes (green).
A map of Shrewsbury showing suburbs, surrounding villages, Rivers (blue), Roads (red) and Rail routes (green).

Shrewsbury is the county's public transportation hub and has extensive road and rail links to the rest of the county and country. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 471 KB) Summary The Nexus development on Roushill in Shrewsbury. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 471 KB) Summary The Nexus development on Roushill in Shrewsbury. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 718 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (900 × 752 pixel, file size: 427 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A map of Shrewsbury, showing major roads (red), rivers (blue), and train routes (green). ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 718 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (900 × 752 pixel, file size: 427 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A map of Shrewsbury, showing major roads (red), rivers (blue), and train routes (green). ... A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ...


Rail

Five railway lines connect the town to most corners of Shropshire and the town is regarded as the "Gateway to Wales". Shrewsbury railway station is served by Arriva Trains Wales and Central Trains. Trains frequently run to Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Manchester, Chester, Telford, Cardiff, Aberystwyth, Crewe, Hereford and Wrexham. This article is about the country. ... Shrewsbury railway station is Shrewsburys only remaining railway station (Shrewsbury Abbey, as well as all the other small stations around the town, having long closed). ... Arriva Trains Wales (Welsh: ) is a train operating company that operates urban and inter urban passenger services in Wales and the Welsh Marches. ... Central Trains rolling stock at Liverpool Lime Street railway station Central Trains is a train operating company in the United Kingdom, running local and long-distance services in central England. ... // Wolverhampton is a City in the historical county of Staffordshire and metropolian county of the West Midlands. ... This article is about the British city. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... , For the larger local government district, see Chester (district). ... , This article is about the town of Telford, Shropshire. ... This article is about the capital city of Wales. ... , Aberystwyth (IPA: , South Welsh: ) (in English: Mouth of the Ystwyth) is a historic market town, administrative centre and holiday resort within Ceredigion, Wales. ... Map sources for Crewe at grid reference SJ705557 Crewe is a town in south Cheshire, in the north west of England. ... For other uses, see Hereford (disambiguation). ... , Wrexham (Welsh: Wrecsam) is a large (former industrial) town, conurbation and principal area of Wales lying in north-eastern part of the country. ...


From Spring 2008 a direct intercity service to London will be operated by the Wrexham, Shropshire and Marylebone Railway company, an open access service provider. This will restore the county's rail link with London: currently Shropshire is the only English county without a dedicated service to the capital. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Wrexham, Shropshire and Marylebone Railway (WSMR) is a newly formed railway company, which will run trains from Wrexham, in North Wales, to London on an open-access basis under the name Wrexham & Shropshire from 2008[1]. // WSMR is a joint venture between two existing railway companies: Renaissance Trains and...


Roads

Shrewsbury is connected to the national road network and nearby towns via a number of significant roads.


The A5 connects the town east towards Telford, where it becomes the M54, and northwest to Oswestry. The A5 once ran through the town centre, until a bypass was built in the 1930s. Subsequently, in 1992, a seventeen mile dual carriageway was completed at a cost of 79 million pounds to the south of the town, and was made to form part of the A5 route. This dual carriageway was built further out of the town to act as a substantial link to Telford, as well as a bypass for the town. The A5 is a major road in the United Kingdom. ... , This article is about the town of Telford, Shropshire. ... The M54 motorway is a major road in England also known as the Telford motorway. ... Oswestry is a town in Shropshire, England, very close to the Welsh border. ... Bypass routes are a type of bannered highway usually used when the main route of the highway goes through a town and an alternate route of the same highway goes around the highway. ... This early German Autobahn uses a dual carriageway design. ... , This article is about the town of Telford, Shropshire. ...


The A49 also goes to Shrewsbury, joining the A5 at the south of the town, coming from Ludlow and Leominster. At this point, the road merges with the A5 for three miles, before separating again to the east of the town. From there it runs north, passing Sundorne, then Battlefield, before heading out towards Whitchurch. At Battlefield, the A53 route begins and heads northeast towards Shawbury and Market Drayton then onwards towards Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent. The A49 near Warrington The A49 is a major road in England. ... , Ludlow is a town in Shropshire, England situated close to the border with Wales in The Welsh Marches. ... , For the Leominster in the United States, see Leominster, Massachusetts. ... Sundorne is a suburb of the town of Shrewsbury, county town of Shropshire. ... Battlefield Church and neighbouring cottages Shrewsburys new livestock market and A49/A53 service station at Battlefield Battlefield is a village 3 miles north of Shrewsbury town centre in Shropshire, England. ... Map sources for Whitchurch at grid reference SJ541415 Whitchurch is a small town in the north of the county of Shropshire. ... The A53 is a route on the UK highway network that runs from Shrewsbury, in the English county of Shropshire, to Buxton, in the English county of Derbyshire. ... Shawbury is a large village and civil parish in North Shropshire, England and home to RAF Shawbury, a helicopter base for the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom. ... Statistics Population: 10,407 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SJ673341 Administration District: North Shropshire Shire county: Shropshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Shropshire Historic county: Shropshire Services Police force: West Mercia Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: West Midlands Post office and telephone... , For the larger local government district, see Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme. ... This page is about Stoke-on-Trent in England. ...

Claremont Bank, with the SSFC campus to the left, and Frankwell in the distance.

The A458 (Welshpool-Bridgnorth) runs through the town centre though, entering in the west and leaving to the southeast. The A528 begins in the town centre and heads north, heading for Ellesmere. The A488 begins just west of the town centre in Frankwell and heads out to Bishop's Castle, Clun and Knighton crossing the border in the southwest of Shropshire. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 569 pixelsFull resolution (1281 × 911 pixel, file size: 1,005 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Claremont Bank, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 569 pixelsFull resolution (1281 × 911 pixel, file size: 1,005 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Claremont Bank, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. ... Shrewsbury Sixth Form College is a post-secondary co-educational sixth form college located in Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire, England. ... Frankwell, nicknamed the Little Borough by locals, is a district of the town of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. ... The A458 is a route on the UK highway network that runs from Mallwyd, near Machynlleth, in Wales, to Halesowen, near Stourbridge, in England. ... Welshpool Town Hall Welshpool (Welsh: ) is a town in Powys, Wales, only 4 miles (6 km) from the border with England. ... , Bridgnorth is a town in Shropshire, England, along the Severn Valley. ... The A528 is a route on the UK highway network that runs from Marchwiel, near Wrexham, in Wales, to Shrewsbury, Shropshire, in England. ... Ellesmere is a small market town near Oswestry in Shropshire, England. ... The A488 is a route on the UK highway network that runs from Penybont, near Llandrindod, in Wales, to Shrewsbury, Shropshire, in England. ... Frankwell, nicknamed the Little Borough by locals, is a district of the town of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. ... Bishops Castle is a small market town in Shropshire, England, and formerly its smallest borough. ... Map sources for Clun at grid reference SO352801 Clun is a small town in Shropshire, England, in the district of South Shropshire. ... Places in the United Kingdom: A town: Knighton, Wales A suburb: Knighton, Leicestershire, England A village: Knighton, Staffordshire England This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Major roads within the town include the A5112, A5191 and A5064. The A5191 goes north-south via the town centre, while the A5112 runs north-south to the east of the town centre. The A5064 is a short, one mile stretch of road to the southeast of the town centre, called "London Road". Additionally, the A5124 is the most recently built section of the Shrewsbury bypasses and runs across the northern edge of the town at Battlefield (connecting the A49/A53 to the A528), though it did exist before as Harlescott Lane (which has since become unclassified). The A5112 is a road in Shropshire that runs north-south through the town of Shrewsbury. ... The A5124 is a road in Shropshire that forms part of the northern section of the Shrewsbury by-pass. ...


Buses

Bus services in the town are operated by Arriva and serve most parts of the town, congregating at the town's bus station adjacent to the Darwin Shopping Centre and a short stroll from the railway station. Arriva also operate county services both independent of and on behalf of Shropshire County Council. There are other bus companies operating around the Shrewsbury area, including Minsterley Motors. An Arriva train in Denmark Arriva plc is a UK-based international public transport operator and vehicle rental company, headquartered in Sunderland. ... For other meanings, see Bus stop (disambiguation). ...


Shrewsbury has a Park and Ride bus scheme in operation and three car parks on the edge of town are used by many who want to travel into the town centre. The three car parks are located at Harlescott (to the north, colour-coded orange), Oxon (to the west, colour-coded brown) and Meole Brace (to the south, colour-coded green). It is proposed that a fourth one be built to the east of the town, at either Emstrey or Preston. a park-and-ride bus in Oxford Park and ride terminals are public transport stations that allow commuters to drive short distances in their personal automobiles to catch a ride on a bus or railroad system (usually classified as light rail or the heavier commuter rail). ... Harlescott is a suburb of the town of Shrewsbury, county town of Shropshire. ... Meole Brace is a suburb of Shrewsbury, England. ...


Bridges

Frankwell Footbridge (foreground) and the Welsh Bridge (background).
Frankwell Footbridge (foreground) and the Welsh Bridge (background).
Porthill Bridge, crossing the Severn, connecting Porthill with the Quarry area.
Porthill Bridge, crossing the Severn, connecting Porthill with the Quarry area.

The town has many bridges, which cross the River Severn and the Rea Brook. A. E. Housman wrote of the area this verse, which mentions the bridges of the town: Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 570 pixelsFull resolution (1552 × 1105 pixel, file size: 430 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) For use in the Bridges section of Shrewsbury article. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 570 pixelsFull resolution (1552 × 1105 pixel, file size: 430 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) For use in the Bridges section of Shrewsbury article. ... Frankwell, nicknamed the Little Borough by locals, is a district of the town of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. ... The Welsh Bridge is a bridge in Shrewsbury which crosses the River Severn. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1653x617, 741 KB)Porthill Bridge Panorama (two shots), by Chris Bayley (User:Chrisbayley) using a Canon Powershot A610 (01-9-06) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1653x617, 741 KB)Porthill Bridge Panorama (two shots), by Chris Bayley (User:Chrisbayley) using a Canon Powershot A610 (01-9-06) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the... The Rea Brook is a minor river that begins at Marton Pool, near the Shropshire/Wales border and runs north, past the villages of Minsterley and Pontesbury, to Shrewsbury, where it joins the much larger River Severn. ... Alfred Edward Housman (March 26, 1859 – April 30, 1936), usually known as A.E. Housman, was an English poet and classical scholar, now best known for his cycle of poems A Shropshire Lad. ...

High the vanes of Shrewsbury gleam
Islanded in Severn stream;
The bridges from the steepled crest,
Cross the water east and west.

Below are listed the major town bridges, travelling downstream along the River Severn:

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Future

The main shopping district, Pride Hill.

Shrewsbury won the West Midlands Capital of Enterprise award in 2004. [14] The town has two expanding business parks - the Shrewsbury Business Park and the Battlefield Enterprise Park. There are many residential developments currently under construction in the town to cater for the increasing numbers of people wishing to live in the town and commute to Telford, Wolverhampton and Birmingham. Image File history File linksMetadata PridehillCB.jpg‎ Summary Pride Hill and Mardol Head, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. ... Image File history File linksMetadata PridehillCB.jpg‎ Summary Pride Hill and Mardol Head, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. ... The West Midlands is an official Region of England, covering the western half of the Midlands. ... The Shrewsbury Business Park is a recent commercial development on the outskirts of Shrewsbury, Shropshire. ... Battlefield Enterprise Park is a large business park on the northern outskirts of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK. It is located on the site of the Battle of Shrewsbury (1403), and the village of Battlefield is nearby. ... , This article is about the town of Telford, Shropshire. ... // Wolverhampton is a City in the historical county of Staffordshire and metropolian county of the West Midlands. ... This article is about the British city. ...


The town centre has two large indoor shopping centres - the 'Pride Hill' and 'Darwin'[15] centres. The initial plan to merge them into the Castle Gate shopping complex experienced setbacks, and planning permission was withdrawn. However, the development of a new four storey link mall has begun as part of a new project by a different company, with construction being undertaken by local company Morris Property. In addition to connecting the two shopping centres, the new mall may also open onto the main shopping street Pride Hill. The Darwin Shopping Centre is a large-to-medium sized shopping mall in central Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire, England. ... The logo for the new centre The Castle Gate Shopping Centre is the new name for Shrewsburys two shopping malls when a new development merges the centres in 2007. ...


The borough council have just completed a new sports village at Sundorne and the new livestock market at Battlefield. Construction of Theatre Severn[16], a new entertainment complex in Frankwell, was commissioned in September 2006. Actual construction began on the site in April 2007 when the Borough Council appointed a contractor. The design will feature a prominent glass curve and steel frame. The site is positioned next to the Guildhall, alongside the namesake River Severn.[17] Frankwell, nicknamed the Little Borough by locals, is a district of the town of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. ... Frankwell, nicknamed the Little Borough by locals, is a district of the town of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. ...


Administrative functions

A ward map; the Shrewsbury Urban area is shown in orange, within the larger Shrewsbury and Atcham district.

Shrewsbury is the administrative centre for both Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough and Shropshire County (which does not include the Telford and Wrekin borough, which is now a unitary authority). The County Council have their headquarters in the Shirehall, on Abbey Foregate and the Borough Council have their headquarters in The Guildhall, on Frankwell Quay. The Borough Council have moved from their old Guildhall, now known as "Newport House" (as it was before it became the Guildhall), on 19 March 2004. Shrewsbury has no town council, the Mayor of Shrewsbury and Atcham being also the mayor of the town. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 503 pixelsFull resolution (1088 × 684 pixel, file size: 270 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A map of the wards of Shrewsbury and Atcham district. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 503 pixelsFull resolution (1088 × 684 pixel, file size: 270 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A map of the wards of Shrewsbury and Atcham district. ... Shrewsbury and Atcham is a local government district with borough status in Shropshire, England. ... Shropshire (pronounced /, -/), alternatively known as Salop[6] or abbreviated Shrops[7], is a county in the West Midlands of England. ... Telford and Wrekin is a unitary district with borough status in the West Midlands region of England. ... Frankwell, nicknamed the Little Borough by locals, is a district of the town of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. ... is the 78th day of the year (79th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The town also serves as the administrative headquarters of the British Army's 5th Division, which has their administrative HQ at the Copthorne Barracks. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. ... The British 5th Infantry Division was a World War II infantry division. ... Copthorne is a suburb of Shrewsbury, running from Copthorne Bank, near Frankwell Island, to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, on the outskirts of town. ...


Local media

Two newspapers are published for Shrewsbury - the Shrewsbury Chronicle and the local edition of the county's Shropshire Star. The Shrewsbury Chronicle is the local newspaper for Shrewsbury and the surrounding area, including Church Stretton, in Shropshire, England. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ...


There are presently three radio stations that specifically serve either the Shrewsbury area or encompass it as part of a Shropshire-wide broadcast. They include Beacon Radio, part of the wider network of radio stations owned by GCap Media, BBC Radio Shropshire, which is based in Shrewsbury and as of September 2006 The Severn which broadcasts live from Abbey Foregate. Beacon Radio is the name of an Independent Local Radio station in the Midlands of England, previously known as Beacon FM, and Beacon Radio 303 before that. ... GCap Media plc is a British commercial radio company formed from the merger of the Capital Radio Group and GWR Group. ... BBC Radio Shropshire is the BBC Local Radio service for the English county of Shropshire. ... The Severn is a commercial radio station covering the Shropshire towns of Shrewsbury and Oswestry. ...


Politics

Shrewsbury is in the Shrewsbury and Atcham constituency and is the only large settlement in the constituency. Before 1997 Shrewsbury and Atcham's MP was Derek Conway, a Conservative. Paul Marsden of the Labour Party was elected to serve the constituency in Labour's 1997 landslide victory, the first time Shrewsbury had a Labour MP. Marsden defected to the Liberal Democrats following the Afghanistan war, deciding not to stand for election again. Following this, 2005 saw Labour lose a lot of votes to the Liberal Democrats, allowing Daniel Kawczynski of the Conservatives to be elected with a majority of 1,808. Previous MPs for Shrewsbury have included Benjamin Disraeli. Shrewsbury and Atcham is a constituency (and a borough - see Shrewsbury and Atcham) represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Derek Conway was also a character from The Bill played by Ben Roberts. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), the largest in terms of public membership, and the oldest political party in the United Kingdom. ... Paul William Barry Marsden (born March 18, 1968) is a British politician. ... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Daniel Robert Kawczynski (born January 24, 1972) is the Conservative Party Member for Parliament for Shrewsbury and Atcham in Shropshire, England. ... Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield (December 21, 1804 - April 24, British Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and author. ...


Shrewsbury is twinned with Zutphen in The Netherlands.[18] Zutphen (old alternate spelling: Zutfen) is a municipality and a town in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands on the right bank of the IJssel at the influx of the Berkel, and a junction station 29 km by rail N.N.E. of Arnhem. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain...


Suburbs of the town

Panorama over Shrewsbury from the grounds of Shrewsbury School, located in Kingsland.
Panorama over Shrewsbury from the grounds of Shrewsbury School, located in Kingsland.
See Suburbs of Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury has a large number of distinct suburbs and surrounding villages. As the town continues to expand, however, it is becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish between the suburbs, which are joined to the town, and the surrounding villages, which often join on to the suburbs. An example of where this has happened is Bayston Hill, which has grown considerably over recent years; now separated from the Meole Brace suburb by only a few fields and the A5 road. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 200 pixelsFull resolution (1664 × 416 pixel, file size: 91 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Panoramic picture of Shrewsbury taken from the Shrewsbury School grounds I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 200 pixelsFull resolution (1664 × 416 pixel, file size: 91 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Panoramic picture of Shrewsbury taken from the Shrewsbury School grounds I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Shrewsbury School (formally known as King Edward VI Grammar School, Shrewsbury) is an independent school, located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. ... Suburbs of Shrewsbury refers to residential areas within the town of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England and includes: Categories: | ... “Suburbia” redirects here. ... , Bayston Hill is a large village and parish in the English county of Shropshire. ... Meole Brace is a suburb of Shrewsbury, England. ... The A5 is a major road in the United Kingdom. ...


Famous residents

Charles Darwin, Shrewsbury's most illustrious historical resident.
Charles Darwin, Shrewsbury's most illustrious historical resident.
Darwin Gate sculpture at the top of Mardol.
Darwin Gate sculpture at the top of Mardol.
  • Leo Blair, father of former Prime Minister Tony Blair.
  • Robert Cadman (1711–1739), early aviator. Buried in St Mary's Church [19]
  • Robert Clive ("Clive of India") was Mayor and Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury.
  • Charles Darwin, biologist and evolutionary theorist, one of the most important thinkers of the nineteenth century and one of the greatest scientists of all time, was born in Shrewsbury on 12 February 1809 at The Mount House, and he was educated in the town at Shrewsbury School.
  • Simon Gosling was born in Shrewsbury and lived there until 1994.
  • Paul Gustafson, self publicist, author, biologist, naturalist, angler and teacher was born in Shrewsbury.
  • John Gwynn, architect (1713-1786), was born and died in Shrewsbury. The town's English Bridge and the bridge at Atcham were both designed by him.
  • Nick Hancock of 'They think it's all over' fame was a boarder in Ingrams House at Shrewsbury School but originally from Stoke-On-Trent
  • Michael Heseltine was educated at Shrewsbury School.
  • Ian Hunter (real name Patterson), lead singer of 70's pop group Mott the Hoople lived at 23a Swan Hill in the town centre and wrote a song of the same name. 23 Swan Hill was the police station and 23a the Sergeant's house: Hunter's father was the station Sergeant during his teenage years. Hunter's song "Irene Wilde" poignantly features the town's Barker Street bus station.
  • Sandy Lyle, professional golfer, was born in Shrewsbury, although he represented Scotland in his professional career.
  • Wilfred Owen, poet, lived and worked in Shrewsbury until the First World War.
  • Michael Palin, writer, actor, and comedian. Most famous for being a member of Monty Python's Flying Circus, and more recently his series of television travel documentaries. Attended Shrewsbury School.
  • John Peel was a boarding student at Shrewsbury School
  • Sir William Pulteney, 5th Baronet, once Britain's richest man, was MP for Shrewsbury and lived in apartments at Shrewsbury Castle.
  • Percy Thrower, gardener and broadcaster who presented various gardening programmes, including the BBC's Gardeners' World from 1969 until 1976.
  • T'Pau, the 80s pop group came from Shrewsbury.
  • Mary Webb (1881 - 1917). Author. Buried in Shrewsbury .
  • Lange, International DJ and famed dance music producer, born in Shrewsbury
  • Nick Conway actor probably best known for 'Billy' in the BBC sitcom Bread (TV series)

Image File history File linksMetadata Charles_Darwin_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Charles_Darwin_by_Julia_Margaret_Cameron. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2304 × 3072 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2304 × 3072 pixel, file size: 2. ... For other people of the same surname, and places and things named after Charles Darwin, see Darwin. ... Leo Charles Lynton Blair (1923 - 19??) is the father of Tony Blair, current Prime Minister of Great Britain. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... Robert Cadman or Robert Kidman[1](1711 - 1739) was an 18th C. steeplejack and ropeslider [2][3] who between 1732 and 1739 performed feats of daring by sliding or flying down a rope from Shrewsburys St Mary’s Church to the Market Cross across the River Severn. ... Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive of Plassey (September 29, 1725 - November 22, 1774) was the statesman and general who established the empire of British India. ... For other people of the same surname, and places and things named after Charles Darwin, see Darwin. ... is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1809 (MDCCCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Mount, is the site of a house in Shrewsbury, officially known as Mount House that belonged to Robert Darwin and was the birthplace of Charles Darwin. ... Simon Gosling. ... This article is an autobiography, and may not conform to Wikipedias NPOV policy. ... John Gwynn (1713-28 February 1786) was an English architect and civil engineer of the 18th century, and one of the founder members of the Royal Academy in 1768. ... For other uses, see Architect (disambiguation). ... Atcham is a village in the English county of Shropshire. ... Nick Hancock (born January 25, 1962) is a British actor and television presenter. ... Michael Ray Dibdin Heseltine, Baron Heseltine, CH, PC (born 21 March 1933) is a British businessman and Conservative Party politician. ... Ian Hunter (born Ian Hunter Patterson on June 3, 1939 in Oswestry, Shropshire, England) was the lead singer of the band Mott the Hoople from 1969 until the band broke up in 1974. ... Mott the Hoople were a 1970s English rock and roll and glam rock band with strong R&B roots. ... // Alexander Walter Barr Sandy Lyle, MBE (born February 9, 1958) is a Scottish golfer. ... Wilfred Edward Salter Owen, MC (March 18, 1893 – November 4, 1918) was a British poet and soldier, regarded by many as the leading poet of the First World War. ... The poor poet A poet is a person who writes poetry. ... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... Michael Edward Palin, CBE (born 5 May 1943) is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter best known for being one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python and for his travel documentaries. ... This article is about the television series. ... “Peel Sessions” redirects here. ... Sir William Pulteney, 5th Baronet (October 1729 – 30 May 1805) was an eminent Scottish lawyer, Member of Parliament, and at one time reputedly the wealthiest man in the Kingdom of Great Britain. ... Percy Thrower (30 January 1913 - 18 March 1988) was a British gardener. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Album cover of Bridge of Spies by TPau TPau was a late 1980s rock group led by singer Carol Decker. ... Mary Webb (March 25, 1881 - October 8, 1927), was an English romantic novelist of the early 20th century, whose novels are set chiefly in the Shropshire countryside which she knew and loved well. ... Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... Lange is a name derived from the German word lang, meaning long. Lange is usually pronounced in English as , whilst in German and Dutch, its pronounced . ... Nick Conway is an English actor born December 25, 1962 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ...

Fictional references

  • The Brother Cadfael novels by Ellis Peters, aka Edith Pargeter, take Shrewsbury Abbey for their setting. In the stories, Shrewsbury and other places in Shropshire are portrayed regularly.
  • Local author Carol Ewels has two children's books, including Jack the Cat, set in the town.
  • The children's author Pauline Fisk writes about a town called Pengwern, which is based entirely on Shrewsbury, in books including Midnight Blue, and Sabrina Fludde.

Brother Cadfael is the fictional detective in a series of murder mysteries by the late Edith Pargeter writing under the name Ellis Peters. ... Edith Mary Pargeter (September 28, 1913 - October 14, 1995) was a prolific British author of works in many categories, especially history and historical fiction, and was also honored for her translations of Czech classics; she is probably best known for her murder mysteries, both historical and modern. ... Edith Mary Pargeter, BEM (September 28, 1913 in Horsehay, Shropshire, England –October 14, 1995) was a prolific author of works in many categories, especially history and historical fiction, and was also honoured for her translations of Czech classics; she is probably best known for her murder mysteries, both historical and... Shrewsbury Abbey, now famous for its prominent role in the Brother Cadfael mysteries of Ellis Peters, is a medieval monastic foundation. ...

Sport

Professional golfer Sandy Lyle was born in Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury Town Football Club are an English football club currently playing in Football League Two, the fourth tier of English football. ... The Football League is an organisation representing 72 professional football clubs in England and Wales, and runs the oldest professional football league competition in the world. ... Football League Two (often referred to as League Two for short or Coca-Cola Football League 2 for sponsorship reasons) is the third-highest division of The Football League and fourth-highest division overall in the English football league system. ... Gary Peters (born November 14, 1954 in Carshalton, Sutton, Greater London) is a professional footballer turned manager. ... Second Division exists in: Spanish football league, Segunda división de la Liga English Football League Second Division Scottish Football League Second Division Welsh Football League Second Division USL Second Division English Isthmian League Second Division Belgian Second Division Italian football league, Serie B German Second Bundesliga This is a... The 2003-04 Conference National Playoff Final took place on 16 May 2004 and was contested between Aldershot Town and Shrewsbury Town. ... The New Meadow is the provisional name for the new Shrewsbury Town stadium. ... Meole Brace is a suburb of Shrewsbury, England. ... The Gay Meadow is the former home ground of Shrewsbury Town FC, a football club in England. ... Shrewsbury Cricket Club Shrewsbury Cricket Club is an amateur cricket club in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. ... Meole Brace Municipal Golf Course is a 9-hole, council run, municipal golf course. ... Condover is a village in Shropshire, England. ... Arscott is a small village in Shropshire, England. ... Pontesbury is a large village in Shropshire, England and is near to the county town, Shrewsbury. ... // Alexander Walter Barr Sandy Lyle, MBE (born February 9, 1958) is a Scottish golfer. ...

The downhill run to Triangle Loton Park Hill Climb is a hillclimb held in part of the Loton Park deer park in Shropshire, England and organised by the Hagley & District Light Car Club, who obtained the lease on the land from owner Sir Michael Leighton in 1970, in which year... Hawkstone Park Motocross Circuit, typically referred to as Hawkstone Park or Hawkstone, is a motocross circuit situated near Market Drayton, north Shropshire. ... Shrewsbury Motocross Club is an amateur motocross club catering for competition motocross riders in the Shrewsbury area and surrounding districts. ... A rider using a berm to corner during a motocross race in Australia Motocross (often shortened to MX or MotoX) is a form of motorcycle sport or all-terrain vehicle racing held on enclosed off-road circuits. ... Sundorne is a suburb of the town of Shrewsbury, county town of Shropshire. ...

Education

Shrewsbury Sixth Form College (SSFC)
Shrewsbury Sixth Form College (SSFC)

Shrewsbury is home to Shrewsbury School, a public school, where Sir Philip Sydney, Charles Darwin, Michael Palin, John Peel, Nick Hancock and Michael Heseltine were educated. It is located on a large commanding site ("Kingsland") just south of the town centre overlooking the loop of the Severn. The school was once located in the town centre, in the buildings that are now the main county library on Castle Street. Opposite it on the other side of the river is Shrewsbury High School, a private girls' day school. However the majority of the town's children attend one of the seven comprehensive schools. These include: Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 569 pixelsFull resolution (1956 × 1392 pixel, file size: 435 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Shrewsbury School as viewed from across the River Severn, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 569 pixelsFull resolution (1956 × 1392 pixel, file size: 435 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Shrewsbury School as viewed from across the River Severn, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. ... Shrewsbury School (formally known as King Edward VI Grammar School, Shrewsbury) is an independent school, located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. ... An independent school in the United Kingdom is a school relying, for all of its funding, upon private sources, so almost invariably charging school fees. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 570 pixelsFull resolution (2185 × 1557 pixel, file size: 743 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Shrewsbury Sixth Form College in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 570 pixelsFull resolution (2185 × 1557 pixel, file size: 743 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Shrewsbury Sixth Form College in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. ... Shrewsbury Sixth Form College is a post-secondary co-educational sixth form college located in Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire, England. ... Shrewsbury School (formally known as King Edward VI Grammar School, Shrewsbury) is an independent school, located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. ... Philip Sidney Sir Philip Sidney (November 30, 1554 - October 17, 1586) became one of the Elizabethan Ages most prominent figures. ... For other people of the same surname, and places and things named after Charles Darwin, see Darwin. ... Michael Edward Palin, CBE (born 5 May 1943) is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter best known for being one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python and for his travel documentaries. ... “Peel Sessions” redirects here. ... Nick Hancock (born January 25, 1962, Stoke-on-Trent) is a British actor and television presenter. ... Michael Ray Dibdin Heseltine, Baron Heseltine, CH, PC (born 21 March 1933) is a British businessman and Conservative Party politician. ...

  • The Priory, formerly a grammar school for girls.
  • Meole Brace School, which currently carries the status of Science College.
  • The Corbet School
  • The Wakeman School, geographically the school nearest the town, situated next to the English Bridge, alongside the Severn and adjacent to the Gay Meadow football ground. The site was previously 'Shrewsbury Technical School', attended by the famous war poet Wilfred Owen.
  • The Grange
  • Sundorne currently carrying the status of Sports College
  • Belvidere currently carrying the status of Technology College
  • The Mary Webb School serves many inhabitants of Shrewsbury, though actually located in the large village of Pontesbury, to the south-west.

Post-16 education is handled by Shrewsbury Sixth Form College and Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology. Recent proposals to co-locate the two colleges have met with fierce opposition [20], primarily from the students of the Sixth Form, who wish to remain in a central location, and business owners who fear a loss of weekday trade that would decimate the town's economy. Many college staff are also against the move. A grammar school is a school that may, depending on regional usage as exemplified below, provide either secondary education or, a much less common usage, primary education (also known as elementary). Grammar schools trace their origins back to medieval Europe, as schools in which university preparatory subjects, such as Latin... Wilfred Edward Salter Owen, MC (March 18, 1893 – November 4, 1918) was a British poet and soldier, regarded by many as the leading poet of the First World War. ... Pontesbury is a large village in Shropshire, England and is near to the county town, Shrewsbury. ... Shrewsbury Sixth Form College is a post-secondary co-educational sixth form college located in Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire, England. ... Shrewsbury College of Arts & Technology is a community college located in Shrewsbury in the county of Shropshire in England. ...


Coat of arms

Floreat Salopia - Latin; "may Salop flourish" (Salop can mean both Shrewsbury and Shropshire).


The coat of arms is that of the borough of Shrewsbury and Atcham - Shrewsbury's town shield is the same but without the bridge (which is the Atcham Bridge). Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury and Atcham, Shrewsbury Town FC and Shropshire all use the same loggerheads and motto. Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Shrewsbury and Atcham is a local government district with borough status in Shropshire, England. ... Atcham is a village in the English county of Shropshire. ... Shropshire (pronounced /, -/), alternatively known as Salop[6] or abbreviated Shrops[7], is a county in the West Midlands of England. ...


Closest towns and villages

Destinations from SHREWSBURY
Oswestry, Wrexham Wem, Whitchurch
 
Shawbury, Market Drayton
Welshpool
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Wellington, Oakengates, Telford, Shifnal
West Midlands conurbation
Hanwood, Pontesbury, Minsterley, Newtown Bayston Hill, Church Stretton, Ludlow
 
Ironbridge, Much Wenlock, Bridgnorth, Kidderminster

Oswestry is a town in Shropshire, England, very close to the Welsh border. ... , Wrexham (Welsh: Wrecsam) is a large (former industrial) town, conurbation and principal area of Wales lying in north-eastern part of the country. ... Map sources for Wem at grid reference SJ513288 If you are looking for the mall in Edmonton (WEM), see West Edmonton Mall. ... Whitchurch is the name of more than one place. ... Shawbury is a large village and civil parish in North Shropshire, England and home to RAF Shawbury, a helicopter base for the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom. ... Statistics Population: 10,407 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SJ673341 Administration District: North Shropshire Shire county: Shropshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Shropshire Historic county: Shropshire Services Police force: West Mercia Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: West Midlands Post office and telephone... Welshpool Town Hall Welshpool (Welsh: ) is a town in Powys, Wales, only 4 miles (6 km) from the border with England. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Wellington is a suburb of the new town of Telford in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England. ... Map sources for Oakengates at grid reference SJ7011 Oakengates is a town in Shropshire, England and now forms part of the new town of Telford. ... , This article is about the town of Telford, Shropshire. ... Market Place & Park Street, Shifnal Shifnal is a small market town in Shropshire, England. ... The West Midlands conurbation is the name given to the large conurbation that includes the cities of Birmingham and Wolverhampton, in the English West Midlands. ... For the town in New South Wales, Australia, see Hanwood, New South Wales. ... Pontesbury is a large village in Shropshire, England and is near to the county town, Shrewsbury. ... Minsterley is a village in Shropshire, England. ... Newtown town centre Newtown (Welsh: ) is a town with a population of 10,783 (2001) lying on the River Severn in Mid Wales. ... , Bayston Hill is a large village and parish in the English county of Shropshire. ... Statistics Population: 4,186 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SO453937 Administration District: South Shropshire Shire county: Shropshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Shropshire Historic county: Shropshire Services Police force: West Mercia Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: West Midlands Post office and telephone... , Ludlow is a town in Shropshire, England situated close to the border with Wales in The Welsh Marches. ... The village, seen from the bridge Ironbridge is a settlement beside the River Severn, at the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire, England. ... Much Wenlock is a town in Shropshire, England. ... , Bridgnorth is a town in Shropshire, England, along the Severn Valley. ... , Kidderminster is a town in the Wyre Forest district of Worcestershire, England. ...

External links

References

  1. ^ Origins of the name of Shrewsbury. Retrieved on 2007-09-18.)
  2. ^ World Gazetter.com - Shrewsbury. Retrieved on 2007-09-18.
  3. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics for Shrewsbury & Atcham. Retrieved on 2007-09-25.
  4. ^ Destination Guide for Shrewsbury: Enjoy England. Retrieved on 2007-09-25.
  5. ^ Shrewsbury: A brief History. Retrieved on 2007-09-25.
  6. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/shropshire/7009409.stm
  7. ^ http://www.shrewsburychronicle.com/news/publish/article_18153.php
  8. ^ http://www.rhs.org.uk/britaininbloom/heart_of_england/shrewsbury2006.asp
  9. ^ Shrewsbury Flower Show website. Retrieved on 2007-09-18.
  10. ^ BBC News: Town celebrates top floral awards. Retrieved on 2007-09-23.
  11. ^ Shrewsbury Folk Festival website. Retrieved on 2007-09-18.
  12. ^ Shrewsbury Summer Season. Retrieved on 2007-09-18.
  13. ^ Shrewsbury Museums. Retrieved on 2007-09-18.
  14. ^ Advantage WM. Retrieved on 2007-09-18.
  15. ^ Darwin Shopping Centre website. Retrieved on 2007-09-18.
  16. ^ Shrewsbury Borough Council. Retrieved on 2007-09-18.
  17. ^ The Music Hall website on the New Entertainment Venue. Retrieved on 2007-09-18.
  18. ^ BBC - Shropshire - Culture and Arts - Zutphen on the Ijsel. Retrieved on 2007-09-18.
  19. ^ Findagrave.com - Robert Cadman. Retrieved on 2007-09-18.
  20. ^ Save our Sixth Form. Retrieved on 2007-09-18.


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Towns on the River Severn, UK edit

Heading downstream: Llanidloes | Newtown | Welshpool | Shrewsbury | Bridgnorth
Bewdley | Stourport | Worcester | Tewkesbury | Gloucester | Berkeley | Bristol A street in Ynysybwl, Wales, relatively stereotypical of a small town A town is usually an urban area which is not considered to rank as a city. ... “Severn” redirects here. ... {{|Population= 2314 |Place= Llanidloes |Council= Powys |Traditional= Montgomeryshire |Ceremonial= Powys |Constituency= Montgomeryshire |PostalTown= LLANIDLOES |PostCode= SY18 |DiallingCode= +44-1686 (4) |GridReference= SN954844 |OldMapsYear= 1891 |OldMapsEasting= 295500 |OldMapsNorthing= 284500 |OldMapsCounty= 10montg511 |Police= Dyfed-Powys Police }} Llanidloes is a town in Powys, traditional county of Montgomeryshire, mid Wales. ... Newtown town centre Newtown (Welsh: ) is a town with a population of 10,541 (1993) lying on the River Severn in Mid Wales. ... Welshpool Town Hall Welshpool (Welsh: ) is a town in Powys, Wales, only 4 miles (6 km) from the border with England. ... , Bridgnorth is a town in Shropshire, England, along the Severn Valley. ... Bewdley ( pronunciation) is a small town in Worcestershire, England, along the Severn Valley a few miles to the west of Kidderminster. ... , Stourport Basin Stourport-on-Severn, often shortened to Stourport, is a town in Worcestershire, England, a few miles to the south of Kidderminster. ... This article is about the city of Worcester in England. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the city of Gloucester in England; for other uses see Gloucester (disambiguation). ... Berkeley (pronounced ) is a town between the south bank of the River Severn and the M5 motorway in Gloucestershire, England, at grid reference ST685992. ... This article is about the English city. ...


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