Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Market Drayton

Market Drayton is an old market town in Shropshire, on the River Tern and 18 miles from Shrewsbury.

St. Mary`s Church, built of the local red sandstone, is where the future Clive of India climbed onto a gargoyle when he was a boy. It has a Norman West doorway and some Anglo-Saxon work.

There are timber framed inns and other buildings, and some Georgian ones.

The Buttercross was built in the 19th century. The market charter was granted by Edward I in the 13th century.

There is a busy canal wharf and marina, on the Shropshire Union Canal.

Robrt Clive (Clive of India) was born at Market Drayton.