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English Bridge, Shrewsbury
Coat of arms of Shrewsbury
|Population||71,715 (2011 census)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||SY1, SY2, SY3|
|EU Parliament||West Midlands|
|UK Parliament||Shrewsbury and Atcham|
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.
Shrewsbury is twinned with:
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. In 2013, the Abbey honoured Pargeter on the 100th anniversary of her birth.
Flag of Shrewsbury
- Mike Gerrard (August 21, 1994). IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF A 12TH-CENTURY GUMSHOE: THE SHREWSBURY OF BROTHER CADFAEL. Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/travel/1994/08/21/in-the-footsteps-of-a-12th-century-gumshoe-the-shrewsbury-of-brother-cadfael/d58c8bb8-971b-4fbf-b320-39baf2653788/. Retrieved April 20, 2020.
- Liberty Hardy (April 20, 2020). 10 Great Medieval (and Medieval-ish) Mystery Books. Book Riot. https://bookriot.com/2020/04/20/medieval-mystery-books/. Retrieved April 20, 2020.
- Shrewsbury Abbey Honours Brother Cadfael Author. BBC. September 23, 2013. https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-wales-24315045/shrewsbury-abbey-honours-brother-cadfael-author. Retrieved April 20, 2020.