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St Mary, Bucknell, Shropshire

(52°21′33″N, 2°56′54″W)
SO 355 739
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Shropshire
now Shropshire
medieval Hereford
now Hereford
medieval St Mary
now St Mary
  • Barbara Zeitler
28 Jul 2000

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Feature Sets

Nave with N aisle is 19thc, as is the chancel, but masonry may be 14thc, as there is a likely contemporary priest's doorway. The church was restored in 1870. There is a Romanesque font.


The list of incumbents at the church goes back to 1282. At that time the church was under the patronage of the Abbot of Wigmore in Herefordshire, which appropropriated the rectory and instituted a vicarage in 1285.





The purplish sandstone is similar to the stone used for the fonts at Edgmond and Lilleshall parish church. Some of the interlace ornament on the font resembles the decoration of those fonts.


D. H. S. Cranage, An architectural account of the churches of Shropshire, vol. I, pt. 5, London 1894-1912, 381-2.

R. W. Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire, vol. XI, London 1856, 316-21.

N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Shropshire, Harmondsworth 1958, 87.