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St Alkmund, St Alkmund's Place

St Alkmund, St Alkmund's Place, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1UH View on map

Shropshire’s first major Gothic Revival building, built 1794 incorporating 15th century tower. Three fine cast-iron framed windows with Gothic tracery made at nearby Coalbrookdale in 1795. The altar is made in Riga oak with a white marble top and also dates from 1795. Both were designed by the architect John Carline, whose partner was the architect/builder John Tilley. The greatest treasure in the church is the east window, enamel painted by Francis Eginton of Birmingham in 1795 to a design based on a print in his possession of The Assumption of the Virgin by Guido Reni. This painting dating from 1642 is now in the Alte Pinakothek in Munich.


Opening Arrangements

Open daily from 9:30am - 5:30pm.


In Shrewsbury town centre, off Fish Street, St Mary's Street and Church Street. Rail: Shrewsbury (900 metres). Bus: Park and Ride advisable: for details or

Parking Spaces


By prior arrangement. Advisable to use 'Park and Ride' if driving, and walk to church.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes