Neen Savage is a village in the SE of the county, 10 mile W of Kidderminster and a mile N of Cleobury Mortimer. It consists of a small settlement alongside a ford of the River Rea. The church, on the E bank of the river, consists of a nave, chancel and W tower, all 12thc in origin. Romanesque features are found in the tower arch, the blocked N nave doorway, and a S chancel doorway heavily restored in 1882.
The Domesday Survey records 2 holdings in Neen Savage. The first was held by Wulfric in 1066, and by Richard from Ralph de Mortimer in 1086. It paid geld for 1½ hides. The second was held by Hunning in 1066 and by Ingelrann from Ralph de Mortimer in 1086. This was valued at 4 hides and had a mill. In 1179 Hugh de Mortimer gave the church to Wigmore Abbey, to which it belonged until the Dissolution.
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P. Byran, 'St. Mary's C. of E., Neen Savage', booklet (Angel Bank, 1998).
D. H. S. Cranage, An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire, 10 vols, 1894-1912, vol. I, pt. 4, 340-2.
R. W. Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire, 12 vols, London 1854-60, vol. IV, 232-36.
N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, Harmondsworth 1958, 215-6.