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St James, Shipton, Shropshire

(52°31′20″N, 2°38′49″W)
SO 562 918
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Shropshire
now Shropshire
medieval St James
now St James
  • Barbara Zeitler
31 Jul 2000

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Shipton is a small rural parish in Corve Dale, approximately 6 miles SW of Much Wenlock. St James is a single-aisled church with a 16thc chancel (dated 1589), a 12thc nave, a late-16thc S porch, and a low tower with a timber-framed bell stage. The chancel arch and the font are of the 12thc.


Before and after the Domesday Survey Shipton belonged to St Milburh's Church, Much Wenlock. It remained a possession of the priory until 1540. A church is mentioned at Shipton c. 1110 (VCH).


Interior Features


Chancel arch/Apse arches




The openings to either side of the chancel arch are later.


F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications, Vol. 3, London 1899, 253.

D. H. S. Cranage, An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire, Vol. 1, Part 3, Hobson and Company 1897, 208-11.

R. W. Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire, Vol. 4, London 1860, 303-06.

J. Newman and N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Shropshire, New Haven and London 2006, 508.

Victoria County History: A History of the County of Shropshire: Volume 10, Munslow Hundred (Part), the Liberty and Borough of Wenlock, C R J Currie (ed.), London 1998, 368-80.