Shrewsbury Abbey (Holy Cross)
Shrewsbury Abbey is a medieval (11th century) Grade I listed scheduled monument which is now a parish church serving an area including the second most deprived community in Shropshire. It is of red sandstone construction and there are assorted defects with the variable quality of some of the building stones used. Parts of the chancel and transept parapets are in urgent need of repair and renewal.
The Abbey attracts 30,000 visitors per year and holds concerts and exhibitions including weekly 'free' concerts from May to September. The repair work will benefit all visitors and especially pilgrimage walkers and young people in local schools.