This gallery of pictures features the small market town of Shifnal, which was once an important staging post on the London to Holyhead route.
Charles Dickens regularly visited the area to see his grandmother, who was housekeeper at nearby Tong Castle, and he is said to have featured some of the town's buildings in The Old Curiosity Shop.
Shifnal was devastated by a fire in 1591, said to have been caused by a servant's candle that accidentally set fire to some hanging flax.
One of the buildings to survive the blaze was the 12th century St Andrew's Church, which is Grade I listed. It has a Norman chancel and was almost certainly built on the site of an earlier church.