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St Mary, Eaton Constantine, Shropshire

(52°39′10″N, 2°35′49″W)
Eaton Constantine
SJ 597 063
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Shropshire
now Shropshire
medieval St Mary
now St Mary
  • Barbara Zeitler
25 June 1999

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Eaton Constantine is a village on the N side of the Severn, midway between Shrewsbury and Telford. The church, in the centre of the village, is a simple building of chancel and nave with W bellcote and S porch, all built in 1841 in an Early English style. The only Romanesque feature is the font.


Easton (Etune) is mentioned in the Domesday Survey where it formed part of the domains of Roger, Earl of Montgomery. In the 12thc the village passed to the family of Costentine (or Constantine). In the 12thc, the church at Eaton Constantine was the chapel-of-ease to Leighton. Later it became a separate parish with its own rector. An incomplete list of rectors and chaplains goes back to 1225. The church was built in 1847-8 to replace smaller medieval building. (Information provided by explanatory panel in church.)





The List Description dates the font to the mid-12thc. No comparable example has yet been found in the county.


R. W. Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire, 12 vols, London 1854-60, 8, 1-7.

Historic England Listed Building 258862

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, Harmondsworth 1958, 124.