Abbey Church of the Holy Cross, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury - Shropshire (UA)

The church of the Holy Cross was formed by the nave and west tower of the former Benedictine Abbey Church. C17 and C19 additions explain the present configuration and appearance of the church which was constructed in red sandstone. There are assorted defects associated with the variable quality of some of the particular building stones used. Parts of the chancel and transept parapets are in urgent need of repair and renewal. The church has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund Grant for Places of Worship to address these defects and repair works are due to be completed in 2018.

Abbey Church of the Holy Cross, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury - Shropshire (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: ABBEY CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1246392
  • Local Planning Authority: Shropshire (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Abbey Church of the Holy Cross
  • Street Name: Abbey Foregate
  • Locality: Shrewsbury
  • Unitary Authority: Shropshire (UA)
  • Parish: Shrewsbury
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Shrewsbury and Atcham
  • Region: West Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: F
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA