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St Martin, Little Ness, Shropshire

(52°46′24″N, 2°52′49″W)
Little Ness
SJ 407 199
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Shropshire
now Shropshire
medieval St Martin
now St Martin
  • Barbara Zeitler
  • Ron Baxter
25 Aug 1999

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Little Ness is a small village, 7 miles NW of Shrewsbury. The church, at the N end of the village centre, is a single-aisled building extensively restored in the 19thc, it retains some 12thc masonry, including a round-headed window on the interior of the N wall. The S doorway is 12thc, and a large head sculpture has been set above it. A 12thc font stands at the W end of the nave.


Little Ness was held by Siward in 1066 and by Sheriff Reginald in 1086. It was assessed at 3 hides, and had a mill and rendered 600 eels every year. The church was a chapel-of-ease of Baschurch. It became a parish church in 1911.


Exterior Features


Exterior Decoration





D. H. S. Cranage, An architectural account of the churches of Shropshire, part 9, Wellington, 1908, 772-73.

Historic England listed building 259200

J. Newman and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Shropshire, New Haven and London, 2006, 334.