Shrewsbury Station

Shrewsbury railway station (formerly known as Shrewsbury General)

The original Shrewsbury Station was built in 1848. The station was extended between 1899 and 1903 by the construction of a new floor underneath the original station building requiring large buttresses to support it. The building style was imitation Tudor, complete with carvings of Tudor style heads around the window frames. This was done to complement the Tudor building of Shrewsbury School (now Shrewsbury Library) almost directly opposite. The station's platforms also extend over the River Severn. It was declared a grade 2 listed building in 1969.

Opposite platform 7 is a large concrete wall that divides the rest of the station from what could be considered to be platform 8. This platform does not see any use and was built to allow the discrete transportation of prisoners from the (now closed) Dana Prison opposite.


Events (Ongoing and Upcoming)

  • Aug

    25

    Shrewsbury Folk Festival

    A four day event with entertainment for all age groups to celebrate the tradition of folk music and dance. Whilst the...

  • Aug

    26

    Shrewsbury Fake Festival

    The Fake Festival is coming to Shrewsbury on Saturday 26th August bringing 3 professional ‘touring-grade’...

  • Aug

    27

    Pretty Woman Open Air Cinema

    A fantastic opportunity to see a classic film in a stunning outdoor location. Doors and bar open at 6:30pm. There will...

  • Sep

    02

    A Night in the Dana - Prison Sleepover

    Immersive Events, in conjunction with Jailhouse Tours, are bringing you the only way to spend a night in a cell! That...

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