Buildwas Abbey
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Parish Council - Who's Who and Meetings
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Parish Council Policies & Financial Info
Parish Council Policies & Financial Info
Buildwas Village School
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Buildwas Abbey
These fantastic ruins are a must if you are in the area.
Visiting Buildwas
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Buildwas History
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Holy Trinity Church
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The Thursday Lunch-Buildwas Village Hall held on the last Thursday of each month .To book Call Jen 07831 398763
the Thursday Lunch is held on the last Thursday of the Month 8.50 per head for three courses .Call Jen 07831398763
The Thursday Lunch...
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Village Hall Committee
Buildwas Village Hall Committee (2017-2018)
Buildwas Village Hall Risk Assessment
Buildwas Village Hall Risk Assessment
Thursday Lunch March 2018
Buildwas Village Hall monthly lunch takes place on the last Thursday of each month

Buildwas History

Buildwas residents past and present might like to see this film of 1961 which opens at Buildwas Junction station


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Buildwas like this:

"BUILDWAS, a parish in Madeley district, Salop; on the river Severn, and on the Severn Valley railway, at the junction of the branch to Much-Wenlock, 3½ miles SE of the Wrekin, and 4 NE of Much-Wenlock. It has a station on the railway, at the junction; and its Post Town is Iron-Bridge, under Wellington, Salop Acres, 2,128. Real property, 2,079. Pop., 276. Houses, 55. The property is divided among a few. Build was Park is the seat of W. Moseley, Esq. A Cistertian Abbey was founded in the parish, in 1135, by Roger, bishop of Chester; and given, at the dissolution, to Lord Powis. The side aisles and the chapels of the Abbey church have perished; but the nave, the transept, the tower-arches, and the chapter house mostly remain, are transition Norman, and form a noble ruin. The living is a donative in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, 20. Patron, W. Moseley, Esq. The church was built in 1720."

Buildwas (Holy Trinity) - 'a parish, in the union of Madeley, Wellington division of the hundred of South Braford, N. division of Salop, 3 miles (W. N. W.) from Iron-Bridge; containing 273 inhabitants. This place is celebrated for the stately and venerable remains of its ancient Cistercian abbey, founded in honour of St. Mary and St. Chad, by Roger, Bishop of Chester, in 1135; the establishment continued to flourish till the Dissolution, when its revenue was returned at 129. 6. 10. The ruins are romantically situated on the south bank of the river Severn, which here flows through a deep and secluded vale, and consist principally of the roofless nave, transept, and lower portions of the central tower of this once beautiful structure. The parish comprises by measurement 2034 acres of rich arable and pasture land; the substratum is chiefly limestone, which is quarried to a great extent, for agricultural and building purposes, and also for the works in the adjoining district of Coalbrook-Dale. The Severn affords every facility of conveyance, and near the abbey is a handsome cast-iron bridge constructed by Telford, in 1796, on the site of a former stone bridge, which had been destroyed by a flood in the preceding year; it consists of one arch, 130 feet in span, and 24 feet above the surface of the river. The road over it leads through a romantic dingle to the town of Much Wenlock; communication is also maintained by the road from the adjoining town of Iron-Bridge to Shrewsbury. The living is a donative, in the gift of Walter Moseley, Esq., proprietor of the parish: the church, rebuilt in 1720, is a neat edifice. On the 27th of May, 1773, a remarkable land-slip occurred here, when more than 18 acres were, by a sudden disruption, carried forward with such impetuous velocity as to stop the current of the Severn, and take possession of its ancient bed.'

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