Place Category: Shropshire Towns
This North Shropshire market town has many splendid buildings dating from Medieval, Tudor and Georgian times. Whitchurch is amongst the oldest continually inhabited towns in the country. Within the town is the pleasantly wooded Victoria Jubilee Park and picturesque Memorial Garden.
Named Mediolanum by the Romans and chosen for its strategic location, Whitchurch soon had legions passing through to reach the far flung outposts of Roman Britain and was the heart of their road network, a fact reflected today and one that makes Whitchurch so central and accessible for visitors.
The Whitchurch firm of J B Joyce was established in 1690 and continues to make magnificent tower clocks here today. Their clocks have an international reputation and can be found on cathedrals and palaces from Singapore to Kabul. Many examples of Joyce’s work can be seen around the town making Whitchurch “the Home of Tower Clocks”.