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St Mary's Church

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Address: St Mary's Street, Dogpole, Shrewsbury SY1 1EF, England
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The spire of St Mary's is one of the tallest in England and for over 500...
The spire of St Mary's is one of the tallest in England and for over 500 years it has dominated the skyline of Shrewsbury's old town. In 1739, showman Robert Cadman attempted to slide from it, head first, using a rope and a grooved breastplate. His engraved obituary stands outside the west door. The church is now the only complete Medieval church in Shrewsbury. It dates from Saxon times and has beautiful additions from the 12th-century onwards. Inside, the atmosphere is peaceful with the soaring stone arches giving way to the church's great treasure - its stained glass. There are panels in glorious colour including the world-famous 14th-century 'Jesse window' filled with figures of Old Testament kings and prophets. No other church in the country has a collection to equal it. The Café at St Mary's Church, Shrewsbury, run by the Battlefield 1403 farm shop and deli, is now open Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm.
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Beautiful stain glass windows

This church is an absolute must to visit in Shrewsbury. The stain glass windows are so beautiful. There is also a cafe within the church. Well worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This church is an absolute must to visit in Shrewsbury. The stain glass windows are so beautiful. There is also a cafe within the church. Well worth a visit.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

An interesting redundant church, the stained glass is especially impressive. Tea and cakes are available, and it currently hosts a very thought-provoking WW1 exhibition.

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Deddington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We were attracted into this redundant church building by the fact it had a cafe. However we spent a long time just taking in such a beautiful building and its history. A bonus was the artistic tribute to the men and women of Shropshire who died giving service during the 1914-18 war. It was simply moving. The cafe is tucked... More 

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Wiltshire UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

St Marys church now hosts the Battlefield Cafe which is very nice serving delicious lunch time snacks and morning coffee

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a very fine English parish church and is Grade 1 listed. It is a redundant church but is open daily for coffee etc. also there are frequent art exhibitions and concerts held here. It was originally founded in the 10th century, the present church began in the 12th century and exhibits different architectural styles from various periods. The... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

stunning church and very spiritual with lovely décor and windows, nice relaxing place and worth a visit

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Wolverhampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Finally got to visit this church and from the moment we stepped through the doors were transported back in time. You would never imagine from the outside what visual gifts lie inside. Stunning craftsmanship and breathtaking stained glass windows. Didn't realise the brilliant 'Shropshire at war exhibition' was currently on and were so glad that we got to see this.... More 

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Benalmadena
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

A standard medieval church with lots of later additions but .... Stained glass that is beautiful to see, a small café that was clean and cheap, and - until later this month - a stunning art installation commemorating the sacrifice of world war 1. Well worth a visit.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

been shopping and called for coffee and cake ,was very nice and inexpensive ,looked round church ,actually got married there in 1965 ,will call again

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Such a lovely lady served me in the church which has a little gift place, the stained glass windows are beautiful!

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