Shrewsbury

county town of Shropshire, England

Shrewsbury is the county town of Shropshire, a county of England. It is located 9 miles (14 km) east of the Welsh border and serves as the commercial centre for Shropshire and mid-Wales.

Shrewsbury
English Bridge Shrewsbury.jpg
English Bridge, Shrewsbury
Population71,715 (2011 census)
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSHREWSBURY
Postcode districtSY1, SY2, SY3
Dialling code01743
PoliceWest Mercia
FireShropshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
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Flag of Shrewsbury

The town is very old. It was started around 700 AD. The town centre has almost the exact same medieval street plan and over 660 listed buildings. Many of these buildings have timber framing from the 15th and 16th centuries. There is also Shrewsbury Castle, which was built in 1074, and Shrewsbury Abbey, which was built in 1083. The town centre is almost completely surrounded by the River Severn.

Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury and lived there for 27 years.

The population of Shrewsbury is just over 71,000, making it the second largest town in Shropshire, the biggest being Telford.

The town has a railway station and a professional football club, Shrewsbury Town, who compete in League One.

Shrewsbury is twinned with:

In fictionEdit

Shrewsbury Abbey is the setting of the Brother Cadfael Chronicles by Ellis Peters (Edith Pargeter). The books were later made into a television show. The story is about a 12th-century monk who solves mysteries.[1] In 2013, the Abbey honoured Pargeter on the 100th anniversary of her birth.[2][3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Mike Gerrard (August 21, 1994). "IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF A 12TH-CENTURY GUMSHOE: THE SHREWSBURY OF BROTHER CADFAEL". Washington Post. Retrieved April 20, 2020.
  2. Liberty Hardy (April 20, 2020). "10 Great Medieval (and Medieval-ish) Mystery Books". Book Riot. Retrieved April 20, 2020.
  3. "Shrewsbury Abbey Honours Brother Cadfael Author". BBC. September 23, 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2020.