Whitchurch is the oldest inhabited settlement in Shropshire and this is echoed in the Roman layout of the market town. Residents of Whitchurch say it is a lovely place to live and that the town has a great community spirit. As well as a popular high-street, Whitchurch also boasts many fantastic schools, a Civic Centre with a community hub and a well-equipped leisure centre.
Just 40 minutes away from Whitchurch is the family-run Britannia Thomas Casserlys. Located in Oswestry, the friendly team are not only perfectly located for moves in and around Shropshire, but also the adjoining counties, and mid-Wales.
Moving to Whitchurch
For families moving to Whitchurch, there are some delightful terraced homes for prices over £110,000. However, if you’d prefer a little more space, semis start at £140,000 and detached homes, £180,000. Sizeable detached homes with four bedrooms vary between £200,000 and £450,000 for grand period homes. For first time buyers, quaint period terraces are available for £225,000 whereas flats start at £140,000.
If you would prefer to rent a smaller home Whitchurch is rich in two-bedroom flats and terraced homes, available for £460 pcm. 19th century three-bed terraces start just shy of £600 pcm. There are very few semi-detached and detached homes available to rent, but they tend to be upwards of £700 pcm.
Schools in Whitchurch
There are around ten primary schools in Whitchurch but the most popular are Tushingham-with-Grindley CofE, Whitchurch CofE, and Prees CofE. Tushingham received many ‘satisfactory with good’ qualities in its latest Ofsted report but, behaviour of the pupils was ‘outstanding’. Both Whitchurch CofE and Prees CofE are both rated ‘good’. The White House School is an independent primary school on the outskirts of Whitchurch.
There is just one secondary school in Whitchurch, Sir Joh Talbot Technology College. It received a ‘good’ rating from Ofsted in its latest inspection. Smallbrook Lodge is an independent co-educational school for pupils aged 11 to 19 and it is ‘good with outstanding features’.
Transport Links Whitchurch
Whitchurch sits on a web of A roads, providing great access to larger towns and cities, as well as the M6. Shrewsbury, Stoke-on-Trent and Chester are all under a 45-minute drive away in good traffic. Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham can be reached in just over 1 hour via car.
Whitchurch railway station has two platforms and services can seem a little limited. The station is located on the stopping service between Shrewsbury and Crewe and certain longer distance trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Cardiff. Sunday services are somewhat infrequent and irregular.