Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6BQ

Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6BQ

Date of visit: 6th May 2021


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shrewsbury is a large market town and the county town of Shropshire, England. The town is situated on the River Severn, 150 miles (240 km) north-west of London, and the 2011 census recorded a population of 71,715.

The town centre has a largely unspoilt medieval street plan and over 660 listed buildings, including several examples of timber framing 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. The town is the birthplace of Charles Darwin and is where he spent 27 years of his life.

Listed Status Historic England Reference 1246197 listed 07/09/1988

Phone Number (if known) 01743 247793

Location Information
Location – Northing & Westing 52°42’25.5″N, 2°44’28.6″W
Location – Plus code: 9C4VP745+RF
Location – what3words: abode.begun.sling
Location – Grid Reference SJ 50014 12415
Location – OS X & Y: 312415, 350014
Location – Latitude & Longitude: 52.70708, -2.741262
Location – UK Postcode:. SY2 6BQ