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St Giles, Farlow, Shropshire

(52°25′23″N, 2°31′56″W)
SO 639 807
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Shropshire
now Shropshire
medieval Hereford
now Hereford
medieval unknown
now St Giles
  • Barbara Zeitler
30 July 2000

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Feature Sets

Farlow is a small village about 14 miles W of Kidderminster. The present building was constructed in 1857-8 by Robert Griffiths in yellow sandstone but, according to Cranage (1901-12), the church at Farlow was originally a chapel of Stottesdon. It consists of a single-aisled structure with a N vestry and a S porch. The only Romanesque feature is the reset 12thc S doorway from the old church.


The Domesday Survey records that 'Ferlau' (or 'Fernelau') was held by Edith before the Conquest; in 1086 the lordship passed to Widard of Farlow, being King William tenant-in-chief.


Exterior Features



D. H. S. Cranage, An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire...: illustrated from photographs by M. J. Harding; with ground plans of the most important churches drawn by W. A. Webb, 2 vols, Wellington 1901-12, vol. I, pt. 4, 303.

R. W Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire, London 1859, vol. IV, 191-2.

J. Newman and N. Pevsner, Buildings of England: Shropshire, London, 2006, 268-9.

N. Pevsner, Buildings of England: Shropshire, Harmondsworth 1958, 130.