Category Archives: Shropshire

Myddle, Shropshire – St Peter

I had a day on the Welshpool and Llanfair Railway – my favourite. On my return I stopped at Myddle – St Peter’s church is at SJ 467236, in the middle of the village. The church website is here and … Continue reading

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Whitchurch, Shropshire – St Alkmund

When we are on holiday our blue astra doubles as a white van. Like an idiot I had buried the road atlas somewhere on the back seat, so it is a good thing I have a decent sense of direction. Eventually … Continue reading

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Baschurch, Shropshire – All Saints

Shrewsbury and the area north is in the Diocese of Lichfield. We went for an explore north of Shrewsbury on the B road across towards Oswestry, and stopped in the village of Baschurch. We went for an explore. All Saints SJ422219 was … Continue reading

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Cressage, Shropshire – Christchurch

We went down to the main road and the village of Cressage – Christchurch at SJ593040. It is a busy main road and three steps up into the churchyard. A welcome notice by the door. There is a nice local … Continue reading

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Cound, Shropshire – St Peter

Just south of Berrington, our stop was Cantlop Bridge. Thomas Telford was County Surveyor for Shropshire between 1787 and 1834 and probably designed this bridge in 1818. It has a lightweight lattice structure of cast iron, showing how technology had moved … Continue reading

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Berrington, Shropshire – All Saints

Thursday morning – let’s have an explore of village churches south of Shrewsbury. We started at All Saints, Berrington SJ530069. Narrow roads past lovely houses bought us to this church with a nice solid tower. It is in a circular churchyard … Continue reading

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Wroxeter, Shropshire – St Andrew

After Julie had been in every shop in Shrewsbury, we went out to Wroxeter Roman Site, which was fascinating (English Heritage). It was the fourth largest city in Roman Britain, and must have been quite a place. Website. Then down to … Continue reading

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Shrewsbury, Shropshire – St Mary the Virgin

I met Julie back in town and we went to St Mary the Virgin – a Churches Conservation Trust church SJ492126 with café attached. The website is here. We started with lunch – very nice. The only problem is that … Continue reading

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Shrewsbury Abbey, Shropshire

Julie decided we needed to go to Shrewsbury. We got a Shopmobility buggy, did a few shops, then I escaped and walked down to Shrewsbury Abbey. Beautiful and welcoming, with a good website and excellent guidebook. I’ll use the guide as … Continue reading

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Benthall, Shropshire – St Bartholomew

Driving from Much Wenlock to Ironbridge we saw a National Trust sign to Benthall Hall – I hadn’t even noticed this in the handbook (£6.40 each saved) – here is the Trust’s website. The car park surface and gravelled path to … Continue reading

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