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RELICS OF SHREWSBURY ABBEY: THE CHURCH AND THE REFECTORY PULPIT

RELICS OF SHREWSBURY ABBEY: THE CHURCH AND THE REFECTORY PULPIT

Roger de Montgomery, who built the Castle, also provided Shrewsbury with an abbey. This he founded on the far side of the river from the town, and close to the east end of the English Bridge. This leads to the road called Abbey Foregate, in which is situated the Abbey station. In the station yard is the fourteenth century Reader's Pulpit (left), which belonged to the vanished refectory. On the other side of the road is the Abbey Church, its west tower having a Norman base and the rest being of the Decorated period.

Other pictures from Historic Chester and Shrewsbury


SHREWSBURY CASTLE AND THE 'ENGLISH BRIDGE' INTO THE TOWN

ELIZABETHAN MARKET HALL AND THE UNICORN IN WYLE COP

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