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Memorial details

Memorial type
Chapel or Church: Freestanding building
District
Shrewsbury And Atcham
Town
Battlefield
County
Shropshire
Country
England
Commemoration
15th Century Wars (1400-1499)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
37894
Current location

ST MARY MAGDALENE CHURCH
Battlefield
Shrewsbury And Atcham
Shropshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 513 173
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
LARGE CHURCH BUILT AS A MEMORIAL TO THOSE WHO DIED DURING THE BATTLE. ON THE OUTSIDE EAST WALL IS A STATUE OF HENRY IV, VICTOR OF THE BATTLE. INSIDE, ON THE ROOF BEAMS, ARE THE SHIELDS OF THE KNIGHTS WHO FOUGHT WITH HIM.
Inscription
ST MARY MAGDALENE, BATTLEFIELD. THE CHURCH OF A CHANTRY COLLEGE FOUNDED TO PRAY FOR THOSE SLAIN IN THE BATTLE OF SHREWSBURY 1403 (NOT EXACT WORDING).
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • 15th Century Wars (1400-1499)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
History
By the 1860s much of the church was in ruins and it was restored by a local architect, S Pountney Smith. The church and surrounding earthworks are a scheduled ancient monument.
Costs

Comments: Original church paid for by Henry IV

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
The Churches Conservation Trust
Reference

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