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St Calixtus, Astley Abbots, Shropshire

(52°33′49″N, 2°25′55″W)
Astley Abbots
SO 708 963
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Shropshire
now Shropshire
medieval Hereford
now Hereford
  • Barbara Zeitler
  • Barbara Zeitler
  • Ron Baxter
29 Jul 2000

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Single-aisled church with a 12thc nave. There are two plain 12thc windows in N wall of nave with a blocked up 12thc N doorway. The 17thc. chancel is dated on the E gable. The priest's doorway, font, and piece of loose sculpture are also all 12thc.


Exterior Features


Exterior Decoration

String courses



Loose Sculpture


The church was extensively restored in 1857.


Anon, 'St Calixtus Church, Astley Abbots, 1138', leaflet, n.d.

D. H. S. Cranage, An architectural account of the churches of Shropshire, vol. I, pt. 4, London 1894-1912, 268-9.

R. W. Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire, vol. I, London 1856, 43-9.

E. Lake, 'Welcome to St Callixtus, Astley Abbots, 1138', booklet, 1997.

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Shropshire, Harmondsworth 1958, 62-3.

A History of the County of Shropshire: Vol. 2, Victoria County History, London 1973, 29-30.