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Formal Garden In Dogpole, Shrewsbury attributed to  John Bowen ( c 1710), an English painter & topographer of Shrewsbury who died 1773.  St Julian’s and St Alkmund’s church can be seen in background.  The painting is owned by Shrewsbury Civic Society, but is on loan to Shrewsbury Museum. It will have pride of place in the new Music Hall museum with accompanying video by BBC gardening expert, Monty Don. view here  This would have been the absolute height of fashion, influenced by the Royal Gardens, particularly the ones at Hampton Court.

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Watercolour painting by Emily Hay in circa 1880.  View of what is now known as ‘The Old Market Hall’ when seen from the area of the Music Hall.   Note the low two storey black & white building on extreme left of image – now a tall four storey house!

Original owned by Clive Pugh, Civic Society Corporate member.  Our thanks for permission to display this picture.

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of Aardvack Books

John Speed Map of Shrewsbury 1611.

Notice the spelling of Town name.

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Courtesy of Aardvack Books

Robert Morden, Map of Shropshire 1708

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Courtesy of Aardvark Books

Thomas Conder Map  1784

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