St Michael, Aston Botterell, Shropshire
- Site Location
- Aston Botterell
- National Grid Reference
- SO 633 842
now (or name of monument): St Michael
- Type of building/monument
- Parish church
II General Description
The church has a 12th to 13thc. chancel and nave. The nave has a S aisle of the mid-13thc. The tower is substantially 19thc. but the tower arch remains from the late 13thc. or 14thc. Romanesque sculpture is found on the late 12thc. font.
Tub-shaped. Modern base. One row of nail head ornament followed by convex ring in top third of font. Pronounced chamfer below convex ring. The chamfer is uneven, resulting in a somewhat lop-sided appearance of the font. Lead-lined round bowl. Yellow sandstone. At W end of nave.
|circ. top||2.43 m|
|circ. bottom||1.41 m|
|diam., outer||0.76 m|
|diam., inner||0.55 m|
At the time of DS the manor was held by Tochil from Rainald the Sheriff (under Earl Roger). Before the conquest it was held by Elric. The church is not mentioned until the Taxation of 1291.
- R. W. Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire, 1, London: J. R. Smith, 1857, 222-29.
- D. H. S. Cranage, An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire, vol. 1 pt. 4, 1895, 270-1.
- N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Shropshire. London 1958, 63.