In April 2019 local artist and award-winning architect James St Clair Wade began work on a project to record the historic streetscape of Shrewsbury in a series of unique architectural views allowing the whole length of each street to be seen simultaneously. Wyle Cop, High Street, Mardol, Quarry Place, St. John's Hill, Shoplatch, Pride Hill, Castle Street, Castle Foregate, St. Mary's Place, St. Mary's Street, Windsor Place, Dogpole, the south side of Town Walls, Milk Street, and Belmont are now complete. Further work will be published as the project progresses.
The documentary below made by Andrew Spicer of Fairholme Films gives an insight into the process of producing a Streetscape drawing and some background to the project as a whole.
Progress can be followed on the maps below. Completed streets are outlined in red.
"These Drawings are masterpieces of minute detail."
"I ordered the Wyle Cop panorama and have to say I am absolutely delighted with it. A true statement piece. I love the style and detail of the drawing and the print quality is excellent."
"The Streetscape is a wonderful and personal reminder of our time in this beautiful home. We adore it!"
"James has created a beautiful drawing of our Georgian house in Kent - a special commission by my siblings as a milestone birthday gift. I love it and am filled with awe at his skill. Such a gift!"
Limited edition signed prints are available for whole street panoramas and individual sections.
Produced by specialist art printers UK Giclee on archival quality acid-free paper.
See our Gallery for dimensions and prices, and to order.
A4 unsigned open edition prints are also available
Work in progress videos and current news can be viewed on our social media.