Battle of Shrewsbury
It was roughly here that the Battle of Shrewsbury of 1403 took place. A church, commonly known as "Battlefield Church", but officially St. Mary Magdalene Church, was built in memory of the thousands who died.
Today the Battlefield Heritage Park is a visitor attraction, commemorating and exploring the site battle.
Modern day Battlefield
Battlefield has two pubs. The Red Lion is the elder pub, and The Two Henrys is to the north of the Battlefield roundabout, as is the church, which lies just off the A49.
Also recently opened adjacent to the Two Henrys is a new[when?] Spar Convenience store, which is the first in the UK to have a smoothie bar, and also Wi-fi networking.
Expansion of Shrewsbury
The town of Shrewsbury has over the past 10 years grown substantially in this area and the village is now part of the town. It is however split by a large Shrewsbury bypass roundabout ("Battlefield Roundabout"), one of the busiest in the county town.
The new Shrewsbury livestock market and a small hotel and service station has just[when?] been built just off the A53 near the Battlefield Roundabout.
An industrial and business estate, the Battlefield Enterprise Park, has grown up in between the older Shrewsbury suburb of Harlescott and Battlefield. It is located on the site of the Battle of Shrewsbury and the village of Battlefield is nearby. A large part of the battlefield is, however, protected as a heritage site. Even so, the Battlefield Link Road (the A5124) runs straight through it and a car park has been built for visitors. The first businesses moved in during the mid-1990s, though the park became more established later that decade when the Battlefield Link Road, the A5124, was built. The park is near the A49 and A53 and it is also adjacent to the Welsh Marches Line.
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