Historic Church Tour 2: From Romans to the Industrial Age, Shropshire
Each summer we organise a programme of historic church tours, each with a particular theme. Tour participants are able to explore our unique collection of English churches in the company of the experts and volunteers who know them best.
Following collection from Shrewsbury Station, the day starts at St Andrew’s, Wroxeter, a church that displays many phases of construction, with building materials from the Roman town of Viroconium. Next, the intriguing St James, Stirchley, neighbours early industrial sites at Telford, and was later enlarged in the 18th century with red brick additions. We travel to Sparrow's Cafe at 1403 Battlefield Farm Shop for lunch and then visit St Mary Magdalene, Battlefield, located on the site of the ferocious Battle of Shrewsbury.
The day ends at St Mary the Virgin, Shrewsbury, whichdates from Saxon times and is home to features which span the breadth of time up to the 19th century.
- Coach: Collects from Shrewsbury railway station at 10am, returning at 4.30pm.
- Included: All tours include a light lunch, expert tour guides, a pick up and drop off service to a local railway station and travel between sites.
- Please note, it may be necessary to alter some details of the tours. Guests will be advised of any such amends as soon as possible.