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Shrewsbury Cathedral

Shrewsbury Cathedral

Shrewsbury Cathedral
Town Walls


The Church was designed by Edward Pugin the son of Augustus Pugin and was completed in 1856. The building was paid for by Bertram, Earl of Shrewsbury who died three months before it was completed. It was he who chose the dedication and wished to take the name of Shrewsbury.

Amongst the glories of the Gothic Cathedral must be counted the stained glass. Six out of the ten windows are the outstanding work of Margaret Rope which were produced in the period between the wars. She born in Shrewsbury and was the daughter of a local doctor.  After training in Birmingham, specialisng in stained glass, she became a Carmelite nun. 

The Cathedral has undergone a large scale transformation within its frontage and grounds.  The Orchard Cafe is a new addition and sits on a relandscaped site left of the Cathedral. The outside to the Cathedral has been sympathetically restored by local company Morris Property to include upgraded disbaled access in to the Cathedral, as well as landscaping and making good the main entrance looking onto the Town Walls.

Steeped in history, in a prominent position on Town Walls, the Cathedral is certainly a must-visit place in the town.

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