Bishop's Castle Heritage Resource Centre

Old photo of Bishop's Castle street Local History Centre
BCHRC is becoming a fully fledged Local History Centre involved in some exciting new initiatives.
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On this site, you'll get a taste of the breadth of activities at Bishop's Castle Heritage Resource Centre. We are involved in community heritage projects, often linked to the town's museums and in a range of educational activities. We are always happy to hear from schools, individuals and groups of all ages.

We are open on Saturday mornings as a Local History Centre, hosting a growing collection of research resources.

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Welcome to Bishop's Castle Heritage Resource Centre

Bishop's Castle Heritage Resource Centre is a local heritage store and activity centre celebrating local history and keeping it within the community for people to use and enjoy.

Georgians in Stone Georgians in Stone
A Heritage Fund project for Bishop’s Castle. Research into and restoration of historically important tombs in the parish church.
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Bishop’s Castle Heritage Resource Centre is owned and run by the House on Crutches Museum Collection Trust, which is responsible for the displays in the House on Crutches Museum.

The Bull Inn in the late 19th century The Lost Pubs of Bishop's Castle
A fascinating new interactive map and historical archive detailing the 34 pubs known to have existed in Bishop's Castle.
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In our museum standard store we hold heritage items belonging to individuals and organisations who want to preserve their archives, as well as the reserve collection from the House on Crutches Museum Collection Trust. This collection depicts rural life in this corner of South West Shropshire and much of it can be viewed online.

From the House on Crutches Museum Collection

Letter Letter
Paper, Height 203mmmm, Width mm, Length 164mmmm, Depth mm, Diameter mm
Gift, Collection of legal documents from Franklin Lavender Solicitors, Bishop's Castle. Re. Estate of Jose...

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BCHRC is supported by

Heritage Lottery Fund     Shropshire County Council