Much Wenlock Guildhall
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: 16th-century carved panelling
There are superb 16th century furnishing including decoratively carved chairs. In addition there is a small museum area with displays on local history as well as books from the Agricultural Reading Rooms founded by Dr William Penny Brookes, who also established the Wenlock Olympic Games.
We came to visit Wenlock Priory, but were honestly so struck by the wonderful array of period buildings in the town that we stopped to explore. There was a regular market on the ground floor of the Guidhall, and my goodness it was busy! It was fun to see that the market area is stil be used regularly 4 centuries after it was established.
There are only a few glass cases of interesting historical objects, such as the Borough of Wenlock official Seal. There are other displays around the outside of the rooms, including a portable stock so that offenders could be wheeled around the town. The stocks were last used in 1852.
The Guildhall is open to visitors from April-October. There is a small admission fee.
About Much Wenlock Guildhall
Address: Wilmore Street, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, England, TF13 6HR
Attraction Type: Historic Building
Location: On the market place in the centre of town. There are several paid parking lots nearby. Our pick is the Priory parking area, less than a 5-minute stroll away. Open April-October.
Website: Much Wenlock Guildhall
Phone: 01952 727509
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest
Much Wenlock, Holy Trinity Church - 0 miles (Historic Church)
Wenlock Priory - 0.1 miles (Abbey)
Benthall Hall - 2.7 miles (Historic House)
Buildwas Abbey - 3 miles (Abbey)
Iron Bridge - 3.9 miles (Historic Building)
Morville Hall - 4.7 miles (Historic Building)
Upton Cressett, St Michael's Church - 5.1 miles (Historic Church)
Upton Cressett Hall - 5.1 miles (Historic House)
Nearest Accommodation to Much Wenlock Guildhall:
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Tourist Information Centre
Tel: 01952 727 679
Alternate Tel: 01746 763 257
Fax: 01952 727 679