St Mary’s church Ellesmere Shropshire
St Mary’s Church in Ellesmere Shropshire is an historic building, The South chapel dates back to the early 14th century and the tower dated between 1439 and 1449.
In the 1840’s the St Mary’s church was altered and restored by George Gilbert Scott, he replaced nave restored the transepts and included a stair turret to the South transept.
In 1883 the South chancel chapel was restored by Arthur Blomfield and the East wall of the chancel and East window was reconstructed by J. Loughborough Pearson in 1887, Pinnacles were added to the Tower in 1904.
St Mary’s Church is made from sandstone with slate roofs and is clearly visible from many places in Ellesmere.
In the St Mary’s churchyard is a sundial dated 1726, it is made of stone and is vase shaped standing on a two tier base, it carries a stone basin with a bronze dial this sundial is listed as grade 2.
Ellesmere canal is a great place to moor your narrow-boat with beautiful scenery and local amenities nearby, The Wharf has been transformed in recent years to include a Tesco supermarket and bricked paving with bench seats for relaxing in the sunshine, the local shops are only a short walk into Ellesmere town centre where you will find a great variety of shops, post office and eating places. The canal has mooring points and a tidy footpath, follow the finger post signs to great attractions like Ellesmere Mere, The boathouse restaurant, The red lion hotel also there is a laundrette if you want to freshen your clothes before continuing your canal journey.
Below are some pictures of the Ellesmere Shropshire canal past and present.
Ellesmere Shropshire Canal basin
Ellesmere canal old loading crane
Ellesmere wharf seating area
Tesco supermarket Ellesmere Shropshire
The old dairy Ellesmere Shropshire
Narrowboat moored at Ellesmere Shropshire canal
The Basin junction Ellesmere Shropshire Canal
Blackwater Meadow Marina
The Blackwater meadow marina is very popular when on a canal holiday situated at the centre of the 46 mile Llangollen canal, The Blackwater marina is in the top 100 holiday destinations worldwide.
Canal holidays are becoming more popular and The Blackwater marina is located in Ellesmere Shropshire providing beautiful local scenery and great places to visit including locally the Ellesmere meres The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct The Llangollen Steam Railway Chirk Castle and Aqueduct making Ellesmere a great stopping point when on a canal holiday.
Ellesmere has many local shops and places of interest great quality eating places and a friendly warm welcome from all who live there.
Visit The Blackwater Meadow Marina in Ellesmere Shropshire
Blackwater Meadow Marina