St Chads Church ~ Shrewsbury ~ UK II

Sheila Laurens

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

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An autumn view of St Chads Church

St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury occupies a prominent position in the county town of Shropshire UK. The current church building was built in 1792, and with its distinctive round shape and high tower it is a well-known landmark in the town. It faces The Quarry an area of parkland, which slopes down to the River Severn. The church is a Grade I listed building
Charles Darwin was baptised in St Chad’s church in 1809, and as a young boy attended the church with his mother Susannah
The gravestone prop of Ebenezer Scrooge (played by George C. Scott) that was used in the 1984 film A Christmas Carol is still present in the cemetery. According to the Shrewsbury Town Crier, the headstone is not a “prop” but an actual period headstone, on which the original inscription had deteriorated to the point that the movie production people asked the church if they could use it and inscribe the “Ebenezer Scrooge” words on it. You can still see some of the original inscription on the bottom part of the stone.

English Heritage IoE No.458017

Featured by ShuTTerBugS ~ 6th Nov 2011

Featured by Historic Places ~ 5th March 2012

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