VCH Shropshire: Shrewsbury Part Two

At the time when Shrewsbury Part One was published in 2014, quite a large part of Part Two had been drafted, and further text has been prepared since. At this time Shrewsbury Part Two was being managed by VCH Central Office in the Institute of Historical Research: responsibility for the completion of the volume has now passed to the VCH County Committee. As it may be a few years before the whole text of Part Two can be assembled and the volume goes to press, we are making the draft text as it is prepared available here as a public resource. The draft text will be added to this page from time to time.

It should be reiterated that the text presented here is not in a finalised form. It will undergo a process of editing before publication, and so what is presented here may differ from the final published text. We welcome corrections and suggestions (although readers should be aware that that we are writing to a word limit and it will not be possible to incorporate all additions).

As will be noticed from the scheme which follows, large parts of the volume remain uncommissioned (tbc = to be commissioned). We are interested in hearing from anyone who would be interested in contributing to the volume.

We are indebted to the Marc Fitch Trust and the Walker Trust for their financial aid which has allowed us to get so far, and to those colleagues who have generously given of their time and allowed their knowledge of Shrewsbury’s history to appear in this form.

1.0

Introduction

1.1

The River

commissioned

1.2

Shrewsbury as a retail centre

tbc

1.3

Shrewsbury as a garrison town

tbc

1.4

Industry and employment

tbc

 

 

 

2.0

Local government and public services

2.1

Boundaries: Liberties and Borough

in draft

2.2

Municipal buildings

in draft

2.3

Municipal Arms, Insignia and Plate

in draft

2.4

Town Preachers

commissioned

2.5

Law and order, including courts, police, fire services, prisons, reformatories

partly drafted

2.6

Public services and utilities

2.6.1

Commissioners of Improvement

tbc

2.6.2

Water

partly drafted

2.6.3

Gas supply

partly drafted

2.6.4

Electricity supply

partly drafted

2.7

Poor law institutions

2.7.1

Poor law institutions to c.1750

commissioned

2.7.2

Poor law institutions after c.1750

tbc

2.8

Public Parks

 

2.9

Burial grounds PDF

R. W. Hoyle

2.10

Hospitals and medical services

drafted

2.11

Charities for the poor

drafted

2.12

Shrewsbury Foundling Hospital

tbc

 

 

 

3.0

Economic Infrastructure and Institutions

3.1

Communications

 

3.2

Markets and fairs

drafted

3.3

Corn mills and Fisheries

drafted

3.4

Mint

 

3.5

Common lands

drafted

3.6

Craft Guilds

 

 

 

 

4.0

Churches and other religious bodies

4.1

Parish Churches

partly drafted

4.2

Ancient chapels

drafted

4.3

Roman Catholicism

partly drafted

4.4

Protestant nonconformity

partly drafted

4.5

Orthodoxy

drafted

4.6

Other faiths

drafted

 

 

 

5.0

Buildings, military and ecclesiastical

 

5.1

Shrewsbury castle

to be revised

5.2

Town walls gates and bridges

to be revised

5.3

Shrewsbury Abbey and its manor

to be revised

5.4

Sites and Remains of Friaries

tbc

 

 

 

6.0

Town buildings and townscapes

 

6.1

Town buildings to 1700

tbc

6.2

Town buildings, 1700-1850

tbc

6.3

Town buildings, 1850-1918

tbc

6.4

Town buildings, 1914-2000

tbc

6.5

Town planning, 1919-2000

tbc

6.6

Conservation and Regeneration

tbc

 

 

 

7.0

Social and cultural institutions

 

7.1

Education and schools PDF

Judith Everard

7.2

Inns, public houses and hospitality

tbc

7.3

Places of entertainment

to be revised

7.4

Park: the Quarry

drafted

7.5

Learned Societies

to be revised

7.6

Museums

to be revised

7.7

Libraries

to be revised

7.8

Newspapers

to be revised

7.9

Sports

to be revised