Monkmoor is a suburb located in the north-east of the town of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. It is connected to the suburbs of Underdale and Abbey Foregate. The ward's population in 2015 was 4,451. Much of Monkmoor is residential; there is approximately 1,904 households in the suburb and 1,939 total dwellings.[1]

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Former Monkmoor School
Monkmoor is located in Shropshire
Location within Shropshire
Population4,451 (2015 ward)
OS grid referenceSJ508133
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townShrewsbury
Postcode districtSY2
Dialling code01743
PoliceWest Mercia
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°42′57″N 2°43′46″W / 52.715759°N 2.7294374°W / 52.715759; -2.7294374Coordinates: 52°42′57″N 2°43′46″W / 52.715759°N 2.7294374°W / 52.715759; -2.7294374


The suburb has two public houses, The Monkmoor and The Abbey, named after the nearby Shrewsbury Abbey. It also has a post office, a church, a chip shop, an Indian and Chinese takeaway and a convenience store. It is also home to Shrewsbury Police Station. There is a primary school, The Wilfred Owen School, and a specialist academy. There was formerly a secondary school in the suburb, however it closed in the 20th century and is now a listed building.[2] To the rear of the school is Monkmoor Recreation Ground, a large recreation ground with football, rugby and tennis facilities.

Notable peopleEdit


The Wolverhampton–Shrewsbury line runs through the suburb under a road bridge, and Shrewsbury railway station is located 1.2 miles to the west of Monkmoor. The suburb is served by the 1 bus route. The route connects the suburb to Shrewsbury town centre.

Bus services in Monkmoor
Bus operator Line Destination(s) Notes
Arriva Midland North 010 Shrewsbury Bus Station → Abbey ForegateMonkmoor → Telford Estate Monday-Saturday only.[5]

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ "FORMER MONKMOOR SCHOOL". Historic England.
  3. ^ "Death of Mr. G. Butler Lloyd, Former Shrewsbury M.P., Long Record of Public Work". Shrewsbury Chronicle. 4 April 1930. p. 3.
  4. ^ Dickins, Gordon (1987). An Illustrated Literary Guide to Shropshire. Shropshire Libraries, Shrewsbury. pp. 54, 112–114. ISBN 0-903802-37-6.
  5. ^ "1 - Shrewsbury to Telford Estate timetable". Arriva Bus UK.