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Heritage Open Days: St Mary Magdalene, Battlefield

Heritage Open Days - St Mary Magdalene, Battlefield

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Battlefield, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 3DB

A memorial church to a bloody battle

This large, dignified church stands in open countryside on the site of the ferocious Battle of Shrewsbury, which took place in 1403.

Thousands of soldiers are thought to have died in the fray, and the church remains a quiet, some would say melancholic, memorial to the 1,600 people who were said to have been buried there. A statue of Henry IV, who defeated Henry "Hotspur" Percy in the battle, stands on the outside east wall. On the roof beams inside are representations of the shields of the knights who fought with Henry IV.

The church will be open daily, with reminders to social distance. Ask our volunteer questions and enjoy this wonderful medieval church and its medieval landscape

* A Volunteer will be onsite throughout but please enjoy a self-led visit.

No booking required

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