St. Mary`s Church, built of the local red sandstone, is where the future Clive of India climbed onto a gargoyle when he was a boy. It has a Norman West doorway and some Anglo-Saxon work.
There are timber framed inns and other buildings, and some Georgian ones.
The Buttercross was built in the 19th century. The market charter was granted by Edward I in the 13th century.
There is a busy canal wharf and marina, on the Shropshire Union Canal.
Robrt Clive (Clive of India) was born at Market Drayton.