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)

  • Jul

    01

    Shropshire Family Vintage Show

    Fantastic show for everyone from vintage vehicle enthusiasts to families. Hundreds of different vehicles on show,...

  • Jul

    04

    Tile Decorating Workshop at Jackfield Tile Museum

    Join a drop-in tile decorating workshop between 10am and 3.30pm and try the tube lining technique to produce your own...

  • Jul

    08

    Summer Wine Party

    Family-owned, Hencote Vineyard, is hosting a Summer Wine Party. You are warmly invited to visit and explore the 60-acre...

  • Jul

    09

    Ludlow Green Festival

    The Region's premier event celebrating all things green. Stalls, information, activities, music, food & drink-...

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