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St John the Baptist, Bishop's Castle, Shropshire

(52°29′21″N, 2°59′54″W)
Bishop's Castle
SO 323 884
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Shropshire
now Shropshire
medieval Hereford
now Hereford
  • Barbara Zeitler
24 Aug 1999

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Feature Sets

Aisled Victorian church with a 12thc W tower and a 12thc font in S transept close to chancel.


The first documentation relating to the church dates from the end of the 13thc. The church was a vicarage with the rectory appropriated by Wigmore Abbey in 1322.





The current church was built by T. Nicholson in 1860. An early 13thc doorway and 13thc sedilia are preserved in garden of adjacent house to S of church.


Anon, The Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Bishop's Castle. A Short History of the Parish Church, n.d.

D. H. S. Cranage, An architectural account of the churches of Shropshire, part 5, 378-80.

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Shropshire, Harmondsworth 1958, 75-6.