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St Mary, Bitterley, Shropshire

(52°23′34″N, 2°38′36″W)
SO 563 774
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Shropshire
now Shropshire
medieval Hereford
now Hereford
medieval St Mary
now St Mary
  • Barbara Zeitler
30 Aug 1998

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Feature Sets

Single-aisled church, essentially from 13thc with a pointed tower arch, and a chancel arch with stiff-leaf capitals. A blocked round-headed window on the N chancel wall may date from the 12thc. Dating from the 12thc is the font with carved ornament situated at the W end of the nave.


In Domesday Book the value of Bitterley to Lord Godwin in 1066 was £3. The value to Roger of Lacy in 1086 was £2. In 1298 the church's rectory was valued at £22. 16s. 8d., and the patron of the advowson was Stephen de Bitterley.





The church was restored in 1867 and 1880.


N. Pevsner, The Building of England: Shropshire, Harmondsworth 1958, 76-77.