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Where is Shrewsbury?

Shrewsbury is a town inside city walls encompassed by the River Severn, located in the county of Shropshire, in the west of England. Laying only 9km from Wales, thieves and brigands on the run from the law would often make their way here from England and onto Wales, and from Wales there would be military incursions onto English soil. If that was not enough, there was the possibility of large scale flooding from the river Severn.

Location of Shrewsbury Abbey.

Shrewsbury and environs

Plan of the Abbey of St Peter and St Paul.