Shrewsbury SY4 3DB

Our Exhibition

Today Battlefield 1403 may be a bustling farm shop, butchery, deli, café and exhibition, but over 600 years ago this was the site of one the bloodiest battles fought on British soil. 

After visiting the shop at Battlefield 1403, walk off one of their delicious sausage rolls with a walk around the boundary of the 100-hectare battlefield. The Battle of Shrewsbury was fought between King Henry IV and a rebellious faction led by the Percy family in 1403. The significance of the battle lies not just in its political ramifications as precursor to the Wars of the Roses but also in the fact that it was the first time that the English longbow was used on both sides. 

Battlefield Church is said to have been erected over the site of the mass burial pit dug immediately after the battle. Now looked after by The Churches Conservation Trust, it provides an opportunity for quiet reflection.  

A key to the Church is available on request from the Battlefield 1403 Farm Shop.