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St Michael, Munslow, Shropshire

(52°29′7″N, 2°42′23″W)
SO 52112 87720
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Shropshire
now Shropshire
medieval Hereford
now Hereford
  • Barbara Zeitler
  • Ron Baxter
  • Barbara Zeitler
  • Ron Baxter
06 Nov 1999 (BZ), 13 June 2023 (RB)

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The small village of Munslow is on the north-west side of the Corve Dale. The tower is 12thc, although the upper storeys belong to the 14thc and 18thc. The nave is 13thc with a 14thc. N aisle. The chancel is 12thc with 13thc alterations.

12thc sculpture is found on the E face of the tower arch.


In the 11thc Munslow was included in Aston, which was held in 1066 by Almund. According to Domesday Book it was held by Roger of Montgomery, earl of Shrewsbury in 1068, when it had a priest. By c.1115, when Munslow had a rector, the tenant was Richard Banastre.

According to a list on display in the church, a rector named Stephen was recorded in 1125. The church was restored in 1868-70.


Exterior Features

Exterior Decoration

String courses

Interior Features


Tower/Transept arches

The bellflower ornament resembles the floral decoration on the label of the doorway at St. Mary's, Shrewsbury and that at Halford.
There are four unornamented stringcourses on the three sides of the W tower, but the uppermost is 14thc., not 12thc.


Anon, St Michael's Church, Munslow, Shropshire, leaflet, n.d.

D. H. S. Cranage, An architectural account of the churches of Shropshire, Vol 1, part 2, Wellington, 1895, 143-46.

J. Newman and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, New Haven and London, 2006, 432.

Victoria County History, A History of the County of Shropshire, 10, London, 1998, 151-67