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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

Daily, 9:30am-5pm (or during daylight hours). Public access available at all times.


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 then walk to church.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: Yes