Discovering Wellington

Victorian Wellington

A Heritage walking trail around an historic Shropshire market town

The Victorian age represented the most important turning point in Wellington’s history since the town received its first market charter, in 1244. Although Wellington had enjoyed prosperity in the latter years of the late 1700s, thanks to the industrial boom in the east Shropshire coalfield, the Nineteenth Century ushered in a period of unparalleled development. Quite simply, Wellington was transformed from an overgrown village into a thriving market town that, after Shrewsbury, was the most important urban centre in Shropshire. But why did this happen?

Victorian Wellington

The 'Discovering Wellington' Project

Victorian Wellington

The Victorian age represented the most
important turning point in Wellington’s
history since the town received its first market
charter, in 1244. Although Wellington had
enjoyed prosperity in the latter years of the
late 1700s, thanks to the industrial boom in
the east Shropshire coalfield, the Nineteenth
Century ushered in a period of unparalleled
development. Quite simply, Wellington
was transformed from an overgrown
village into a thriving market town that,
after Shrewsbury, was the most important
urban centre in Shropshire. But why did
this happen?
For the answers, click the link below and download a free copy of the Wellington Booklet.