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St Mary Magdalene, Ashford Carbonell, Shropshire

(52°19′33″N, 2°42′20″W)
Ashford Carbonell
SO 52 70
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Shropshire
now Shropshire
medieval Hereford
now Hereford
  • Barbara Zeitler
06 November 1999

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12thc nave and chancel. One round-headed unornamented 12thc window on N wall of nave, one on S. Other windows later. In chancel, two 12thc unornamented windows on N wall, one on S. At E end of chancel two 12thc windows with vesica window above. Both N and S doorway decorated with sculpture, former being more ornate than latter. Sculpture also on Priest's Doorway. Some sculptural decoration on chancel arch. 12thc font to L of S doorway. The church was restored by W. Henderson in 1882-3.


Ashford is recorded in Domesday Book. Between 1174 and 1185, Osbern Fitzhugh granted Ashford to William Carbonel, whose ancestors appear to have been the lords of Canisy, near St. Lo in Normandy. Until 1880, the church was a dependency of the church at nearby Little Hereford, which is also dedicated to Mary Magdalene.


Exterior Features


Interior Features


Chancel arch/Apse arches




The stem and base of the font date to 1883 (information provided in booklet). Of the three doorways, the N doorway appears to be the most recent, dating to c. 1200.


D. W. B. Baron et al, 'St. Mary Magdalene, Ashford Carbonel', booklet, 1985.

D. H. S. Cranage, An architectural account of the churches of Shropshire, vol 1, part 2, London 1894-1912, 65-68.

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Shropshire, Harmondsworth 1958, 62.