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SHREWSBURY CASTLE AND THE 'ENGLISH BRIDGE' INTO THE TOWN

SHREWSBURY CASTLE AND THE 'ENGLISH BRIDGE' INTO THE TOWN

The river Severn makes a noose of water round Shrewsbury, and the neck of land that joins this peninsula to the mainland is only 300 yards across. On this vital space Roger de Montgomery built his castle in 1070, and there, though remodelled by Edward I and "modernised" by Telford, it remains, the key to the town. On the west arm of its loop the river is crossed by the Welsh Bridge. On the east it is the English Bridge (top) which joins the town and leads to the street named Wyle Cop. The bridge dates from 1769

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