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St Peter, Rushbury, Shropshire

(52°31′22″N, 2°43′3″W)
SO 514 919
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Shropshire
now Shropshire
  • Barbara Zeitler
15 Aug 1998

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This single-aisled church lies in a valley between Long Mynd and Wenlock Edge. Parts of the nave are Anglo-Saxon, but most of the windows in the nave are 19thc.

An unornamented early 12thc doorway is let into the N wall. The S doorway, W tower and chancel date to c. 1200, and the S doorway has sculpted capitals. A 12thc font stands in the nave to the L of the S doorway.


Before the Norman conquest the manor of Rushbury was in the hands of an Anglo-Saxon named Alwin. By 1086 the manor belonged to Roger de Lacy who sublet it to a certain Odo. Odo's decendants held Rushbury until the 13thc. The church had some connections with Hereford in the 13thc, as is suggested by a record stating that the prior of Hereford was due an annual pension from Rushbury church.


Exterior Features





Newman and Pevsner say that the font base is 20thc.


J. Newman and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, New Haven and London, 2006, 491-92.

M. D. Watson, A Guide to St. Peter's Church, Rushbury, n.d.