Clun, Shropshire. Location map
 
  Newport Street, Clun, Shropshire, England   Newport Street, Clun.

Newport Street is one of Clun's quiet back streets running west to east roughly parallel to High Street. It starts opposite the castle and runs down towards Trinity Hospital past a number of attractive cottages.

 

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  View of Trinity Hospital, Shropshire, England   Trinity Hospital, Clun.

This is one of the old style hospitals i.e. alms houses. Founded in 1607 by Henry Howard, Earl of Northampton, and built in 1618 with alterations in 1857 for the support of '12 indigent men'. A well preserved example of courtyard-plan almshouses.

It also features some very attractive gardens.

 
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  Clun Bridge, Clun, Shropshire, England   Clun Bridge.

This delightful 15th century packhorse bridge is the only connection between the two halves of the town split by the River Clun.

 

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  St. George's Church, Clun, Shropshire, England   St. George's Church, Clun.

The nave includes some Norman columns and so must date from at least the 12th century but it was extensively altered in Victorian times.

By the Church path is the grave of British playwright, John Osborne, who lived nearby.

 

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