St. Oswald's, Oswestry

Attraction in Oswestry, Shropshire

St. Oswald's, Oswestry in

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Tel: 01691 652861

Postal Address:
Church Street
Oswestry
Shropshire
SY11 2SY

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St. Oswald's in Oswestry is an imposing church in the centre of the town with a big strong tower and three parallel gables. The tower is mainly 13th century.

The church has a long history and during the Civil War acted as an observation point when the town was under siege. It suffered a little in the process and the medieval fabric of the building was largely restored.

Inside the church there is a 17th Century memorial to Hugh Yale and his wife, whose family founded Yale University in the United States of America.

The famous war poet Wilfred Owen was born in the town of Oswestry and the towns Broad Walk, a tree-lined avenue that goes past the church, features a commemorative plaque.

The 'Griddle Gate' - a timber-framed lychgate into the churchyard (1631) - was the entrance to the Grammer School, now Oswestry Hentage Centre where the Rev. Spooner of Spoonerism fame was heducated.

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On-site car parking

Contact Details

Tel: 01691 652861

Postal Address:

Church Street

Oswestry

Shropshire

SY11 2SY

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