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Located on the banks of the River Severn, the historic town of Shrewsbury is the county town of Shropshire and has an approximate population of 72,000.
Shrewsbury Housing Market & Redevelopment
The property market in Shrewsbury has been buoyant in the past year, with pricing rising at a steady rate. However, the most recent statistics point to a cooling of the national housing market in general and Shrewsbury is no exception. The introduction of tougher restrictions on borrowing, combined with seemingly ubiquitous fears of interest rate hikes in the near future, will most likely slow the market even more.
In terms of redevelopment, the New Riverside shopping centre, which will link the Pride Hill and Darwin centres and comprehensively redevelop the Riverside centre site, is due to be completed in 2015.
Shrewsbury Culture & Attractions
Four out of every five jobs in Shrewsbury are now provided by the service industry, with the administration and distribution sectors, which include retail, food and accommodation, being the largest employers.
With over 660 listed buildings, the historic market town of Shrewsbury remains, in terms of its street plan, largely unaltered since Mediaeval times.
Shrewsbury Tradition & History
Shrewsbury was probably first settled in the 8th century by the Mercian Saxons with a view to controlling the Severn river-crossing on the road between Hereford and Chester. In this way Shrewsbury was founded as a replacement for the fourth largest Roman civitas in Britain, the fortified town of Viroconium Cornoviorum, which was located only 5 miles to the southeast at modern day Wroxeter.
The first example of Shrewsbury’s appearance in the annals of recorded history was in 901, when it was described as a city in the Kingdom of Mercia. At the time, Shrewsbury served as an important boundary marker between the lands of the Anglo-Saxons and the Britons in Wales.
The town was definitely fortified during the reign of Athelstan (925–939), because coins were being minted there during this time. According to Anglo-Saxon law, any town in possession of a mint had to be fortified.
Shrewsbury’s importance grew from there. It was the county town of Shropshire by the 11th century. Its continued prominence is evidenced by the fact that it became the first town in the country to receive a grant for murage in 1218 and one of the first to receive a grant for pavage in 1266.
Owing to the fact that Shrewsbury lies just 9 miles from Wales, it is unsurprising that, until Edward I effectively broke Welsh resistance within his unprecedented program of castle construction, the town suffered heavily from Welsh raids and attacks. Welsh forces under Llywelyn the Great famously sacked Shrewsbury in 1215 and 1234.
The first parliament to include a House of Commons was held in Shrewsbury by Edward I. The principle point it debated was how to deal with Dafydd ap Gruffydd, the last free Prince of Wales. He eventually received a traitor’s death in Shrewsbury.
In many ways, Shrewsbury peaked during the high Middle Ages. It has never reached the same level of significance it then commanded as a major centre of the woollen trade and a hub for the finishing of Welsh cloth.
Henry VIII offered Shropshire cathedral city status during the English Reformation, but the local citizens refused his offer and chose to remain first among the towns of England instead. This decision is reputed to have given rise to widespread colloquialism ‘Proud Salopian’, which means a resident of Shrewsbury who is perfectly happy to leave the town exactly as it is.
Having been a Royalist stronghold during the English Civil War, Shrewsbury eventually fell into Parliamentarian hands when someone let the roundheads through St Mary’s Water Gate, which to this day is now more commonly called Traitor’s Gate.
Despite the fact that the world’s first iron-framed building – the Ditherington Flax Mill – was constructed in Shrewsbury in 1790, the town did not experience the sort of rapid expansion which characterised much of the rest of the country during the Industrial Revolution. Shrewsbury did become an important railway station in the mid 19th century, but the town’s population actually decreased during this period and no large factories grew up there.
The proud Salopians also managed to resist the mass urban renewal that saw so many other towns inexplicably destroy large swathes of their historic architecture in the 1960s and 1970s.
National Homebuyers Shrewsbury
If you wish to sell your home in Shrewsbury, contact National Homebuyers. We buy any house in Shrewsbury, regardless of condition or location and we can offer you a quick house sale. We are the UK’s leading guaranteed house buying company and we are always interested in the opportunity to buy houses in Shrewsbury. We buy houses for cash in Shewsbury and we will buy your house chain, stress and hassle free.
If you are looking to sell your home in Shrewsbury and want a quick house sale, or simply want to sell your home without all the stress and hassle usually associated with selling property, contact National Homebuyers’ Shrewsbury team on 0800 044 3470, click either the ‘Live Chat’ or Request a Call Back icons above or fill out our online form to get your offer from National Homebuyers to buy your house in Shrewsbury.