2014 Vacation: UK – Bridgnorth Town, Shropshire, England.

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Bridgnorth is a town in Shropshire, England, situated on the Severn Valley. It is split into High Town and Low Town, named on account of their elevations relative to the River Severn, which separates the upper town on the right bank from the lower on the left.

 

 


 

Bridgenorth, Shropshire, England

 

 


 

Bridgnorth Highlights

 


 

Bridgnorth, shropshire, England.

Bridgnorth, shropshire, England.

 

But Bridgnorth is not just a spectacular setting, it is famous too. Did you know that our castle leans more than the Tower of Pisa?

Points of Interest:
High Street
Town Hall
St. Leonard’s Church
Castle & Groiunds
Stoneway Stairs
Cliff Railway

 

 

Bridgnorth High Street: A small video, captures the feel of Bridgnorth High Street.

 

Bridgenorth High Street

Bridgenorth High Street

 

Bridgnorth High Street.
It contains several notable buildings.  The Town Hall with its sandstone pillars supporting timber rooms above was erected in 1652 and modifies in 1887.Old Post Office built during the Arts and Crafts Movement, in 1901. Scattered along the High Street are numerous timber framed buildings. On the south end of the High Street is the [Postern Gate] marks the boundary between the 12th century Bridgnorth [which lay within the castle bailey to the south], and more planned town along the High Street. The new town was laid out with narrow plots of land at right angles to the road known as burgage plots. They had a house at the front and a yard, stable or servant cottage behind.

 

Bridgnorth Town Hall

Bridgnorth – Town Hall

 

Bridgnorth - North Gate

Bridgnorth – North Gate

 

Bridgnorth  Post Office

Bridgnorth Post Office

 

Bridgnorth  Post Office

Bridgnorth Post Office

 

Bridgnorth  - Postern Gate

Bridgnorth – Postern Gate

 

Bridgnorth

Bridgnorth – W Castle Street

 

Bridgnorth Cliff Railway

Bridgnorth Cliff Railway

 

Bridgnorth Cliff Railway

Bridgnorth Cliff Railway

 

Bridgnorth - St. Leonard's Churcch

Bridgnorth – St. Leonard’s Churcch

 

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2 Comments to “2014 Vacation: UK – Bridgnorth Town, Shropshire, England.”

  1. Frank Price says:

    The town where I was born and raised.
    Please note: Bridgnorth does not have an ‘e’ and Stoneway Stairs is actually known as Stoneway Steps.
    There is also a street market each Saturday morning, which is something to behold.
    The town dates back to Medieval times and even has an association with Boadicea (or more correctly Boudicca, queen of the Iceni – she of the supposedly knife brandishing chariot wheels) prior to her skirmishes with the occupying Roman legions in 60 AD. This fact used to be highlighted on an historic information board situated on the south-facing wall of the Postern Gate building many years ago.
    There are two small portions of the original town wall still in existence, one small piece at the rear of a pub situated on the High Street and the other, much larger ruin of a half moon battery at the rear of the house where I grew up on Pound Street.

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